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6 六月 , 2014,
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A Sustainable World Already Exists:
Biomimicry and the Quest to Solve Global Challenges
永續世界不是夢:仿生學與全球問題解方之探尋

Biomimicry is the practice of learning from and then emulating life’s best ideas to create a more sustainable world. By mimicking nature’s time-tested strategies, biomimics are learning to capture fog like a desert beetle, preserve vaccines like a resurrection fern, resist bacteria like a shark, mimic ecosystems to create a more resilient agriculture, and more. Based on 3.8 billion of years of R&D, these designs sip energy, shave material use, eliminate toxins, and turn waste into opportunities.
仿生學師法自然,學習生命智慧,為了使世界邁向更為永續的未來而努力。自然多年演化已淬煉出許許多多充滿智慧的策略,仿生學家正努力效法中,例如學習甲蟲從霧中收集水份、向復甦蕨學習保存疫苗、向鯊魚學習抗菌、向自然生態系統學習以研發永續農法等等。基於38億年的研究發展經驗,這些自然設計教導我們如何汲取能量、修正物質使用方式、消除毒素、以及把廢棄物轉成機會潛力之道。

Once a specialty science, Biomimicry has spread virally in the last 15 years. Hundreds of Biomimicry start-ups, including many in Asia, are making headlines with nature-inspired technologies that solve global challenges and disrupt business as usual. Leading companies such as Arup, Airbus, Boeing, Fuji-Xerox, HOK, IDEO, Interface, JR West, Nike, Nissan, and Teijin, use biomimicry in their labs as well as their boardrooms, finding inspiration for product and organizational design.
仿生學原本為一門專業科學,但最近15年已快速廣佈於全世界。仿生學風起雲湧,數以百計的新創公司,其中許多位於亞洲,以自然啟發先進科技解決全球種種難題,也因此為企業界帶來震撼而眾所矚目。奧雅納工程顧問公司(Arup)、空中巴士(Airbus)、波音(Boeing)、富士日洛克斯(Fuji-Xerox)、霍克國際建築設計公司(HOK)、IDEO設計(IDEO)、英特飛(Interface)、JR西日本(JR West)、耐吉(Nike)、日產(Nissan)、帝人(Teijin)等引領風潮的大型公司,紛紛運用仿生科技進行實驗並於會議廣泛討論,不斷在產品設計製造上激發靈感巧思。

In this talk, Janine will give an insider’s view of the latest biomimicry advances on the drawing board and in the market. She’ll discuss the worldwide spread of the meme, and how it is being heralded as a “one of the top 20 breakthrough business ideas” (Harvard Business Review, HBR List), “a paradigm shift for the world of design” (Smithsonian National Design Awards), and “one of 10 innovations that will change the way you manufacture” (Society of Manufacturing Engineers). At this critical tipping-point for the field, Janine will describe the rise of biomimicry in Asia, and the potential for Taiwan to become a leader in what is estimated to be a $1 trillion Global GDP market by 2025.
在本講座中,珍妮將從多年經驗與專業角度出發,介紹最新仿生科技研究設計及市場應用。她也會提出仿生發展世界趨勢,並說明仿生學已被宣示為「二十個頂尖突破性企業概念之一」(哈佛商業評論)、「設計界之典範轉移」(史密森尼國家設計獎)、「十大改變製造方式的創新洞見之一」(國際製造工程學會)。在此關鍵時刻,珍妮將指出仿生學在亞洲的興起、提出台灣成為領頭羊的潛力。預估到了2025年時,仿生學將在全球創造出一兆美元GDP!

Since the publication of her seminal book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, Janine Benyus and her colleagues at Biomimicry 3.8 have brought bio-inspired solutions to 250 clients, redesigning everything from carpets to cities. Come hear their stories and imagine how Taiwan’s inventors could become nature’s apprentices, creating world-changing technologies that create conditions conducive to all Life.
珍妮的經典著作Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature (中譯《人類的出路—探尋生物模擬的奧妙》)出版後, 珍妮及仿生三‧八(Biomimicry 3.8)的同事們已經把生物啟發的解方帶給250名客戶,從地毯到城市規劃都有了全新的設計。歡迎前來聆聽這些實際應用,讓台灣的開創者成為大自然的學生,以改變世界的新技術創造出有益生命的環境。