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Nature Inspired Solutions to Industrial Challenges

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Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel

12 Upper Woburn Place

London

WC1H 0HX

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In the past Biomimicry or Biomimetics started from simple imitation of natural organisms. Over time, it has evolved through integration and combination with modern science and engineering to help us discover new materials, ways of combining nano/microstructures, applications, and alternative ways of production and process design thinking leading to nature inspired or bio inspired engineering. Rather than imitating the whole plant, animal or biological process, nature-inspired solutions aim to uncover the underlying mechanisms and apply them in the design of new products, processes or systems in a structured way. This event seeks to examine challenges currently facing UK industry, to determine lessons that can be learnt from nature and where these learnings can be applied to address these challenges.

The event will bring together academics and researchers working in nature-inspired technologies, SMEs developing new solutions and larger companies with industrial challenges. The day will feature breakout discussions to address challenges in:

  • Batteries
  • Hydrogen and fuel cells
  • Solar fuels
  • Plastic recycling, reuse and packaging
  • Industrial process intensification and scalable manufacturing
  • Novel materials (applicable to at least 2 different sectors, including construction)
  • Carbon capture; CO2 sequestration & utilisation
  • Biomedical & Healthcare Engineering
  • Textiles & Fashion Industry
  • Built Environment: Construction, Architecture and Urban design

This event will allow delegates to network with potential collaborators and develop ideas for future projects.

Draft agenda:

09:30 - Arrival, registration and refreshments

10:00 - Welcome and introduction to Nature Inspired Engineering and its methodolgy

11:05 - Refreshments and networking

11:20 - Panel discussion: How industrial challenges can be addressed by Nature Inspired Solutions

12:05: Nature Inspired Solutions to Industrial Challenges in ISCF

12:30: Lunch and networking

13:30: Nature Inspired Solutions breakout session

17:00: Closing remarks and drinks reception

18:00 Event end


Event delivery partners:

Knowledge Transfer Network and the Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering (UCL)

Details from this registration form, including contact details, will be shared with both Knowledge Transfer Network and the Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering (UCL), to allow them to shape and plan the event accordingly.


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

The Knowledge Transfer Network is committed to increasing diversity and advancing equality of opportunity to create a vibrant climate of inclusiveness across the sectors that we serve.

As a responsible business, it is important to us that we represent the diversity of our people and communities, and that we create an inclusive innovation ecosystem in the UK in which everyone can reach their full potential.

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No information will be published or used in any way which allows any individual to be identified.

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