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: Strategies for a better future

    • Input by Dr. Arndt Pechstein

    • Introduction by the Director

    • In the Library: Literature and references

    • In the Library: Test your learning

    • In the Café: Exchange on global challenges and strategies

    • In the Studio: Plot your route

    • In the Forest: Reflect about your goals

  • 3

    Chapter #2: Human-Centred Design

    • Input by Dr. Arndt Pechstein

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    • In the Library: Literature and references

    • In the Library: Test your learning

    • Briefing to the Human-Centred Design Exercise

    • 1.) Analyse the challenge

    • 2.) Understand and research

    • 3.) Synthesise

    • 4.) Define ideation prompt

    • 5.) Ideation

    • 6.) Prototyping and testing

    • In the Forest: Iterate and reflect

  • 4

    Chapter #3: Biomimicry and Nature-Based Solutions

  • 5

    Next steps

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

    • Before you go...

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