Your entry point

to become a bioinspired change maker

At Biomimicry Academy you learn how to learn from nature, and how to apply these learnings in the context of product or service development, business or social entrepreneurship, organisational or personal change.

This first module of the Online Essentials takes you down the Rabbit Hole into the world of Responsible Innovation, why you should and how you can make a change in the world. It then gives you a selection of the best tools available: Human-Centred and Bioinspired Design, complete with an introduction into Biomimicry.


The module is designed as the entry point into the full Biomimicry Practitioner Online Essential course. The whole course gives you a discount of 20% on the module price.

However, it makes also sense to take it as a stand-alone option. And if you decide to join the full programme later, you are very welcome to continue.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Biomimicry Academy

  • 2

    Chapter #1: The way into a better future

    • Input by Dr. Arndt Pechstein

    • In the Library: Literature and references

    • In the Library: Test your learning

    • In the Café: Exchange on global challenges and approaches

    • In the Studio: Start making a change

    • In the Forest: Reflect about your goals

  • 3

    Chapter #2: Human-Centred Design

    • Input by Dr. Arndt Pechstein

    • Design Dash

    • Upload your Design Dash

    • In the Library: Literature and references

    • In the Library: Test your learning

    • In the Studio: Understand and Research

    • In the Café: Ideation and prototyping

    • In the Forest: Iterate and reflect

  • 4

    Chapter #3: Biomimicry and Nature-Based Solutions

    • Input by Dr. Arndt Pechstein

    • In the Library: Literature and references

    • In the Library: Test your learning

    • In the Café

    • In the Studio

    • In the Forest

  • 5

    Next steps

    • Congratulations! Here's what's next...

    • Before you go...