There is perhaps no better spokesperson for biomimicry than Janine Benyus, co-founder of the Biomimicry Institute, biologist, and author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, the book that brought biomimicry into the public eye. This 20-minute film features Janine introducing biomimicry and explaining how mimicking nature can solve some of our most pressing problems.

Biomimicry premiered in October 2015 and was made possible by Leonardo DiCaprio, Executive Producers Oliver Stanton, directed by Leila Conners, produced by Mathew Schmid and Bryony Schwan, created by Tree Media with Executive Producers Roee Sharon Peled and George DiCaprio. For more on the film visit:

Other introductory videos

TED (2010): Michael Pawlyn
Using nature’s genius in architecture

TED (2009): Janine Benyus
Biomimicry in action

For even more videos and a variety of other resources introducing biomimicry, visit the resource library on AskNature.


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