We are very honored to invite you to our 26th SRM Talk on Biomimicry and Sustainability!
Biomimicry uses systems and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex problems. Because of the diversity of biological systems, a large number of features can be implemented into every-day life. For instance, the aircraft wing designs are inspired by bats and birds. On the other hand, the study of shark skin is the origin of effective swimming suits.
However, there is even more to Biomimicry when it comes to Sustainability. Join our 26th SRM Talk to find out! You will not only get interesting and valuable information but also participate actively in the discussion with our speakers!
Date/Time: December 16th, 17:00 CET
Meeting Location: Zoom
About the Speakers
Ann-Cathrin graduated with a BBA in Global Project and Change Management and an MSc in Sustainability Science and Policy, both in the Netherlands. Throughout her studies and volunteer experiences in tropical countries, she gained a vast understanding of sustainability problems. Additionally, she learned more about the potential contributions of the bio-economy to create ecological and yet profitable business opportunities by also supporting the social dimensions of sustainability. She now works as Research Associate at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. Ann-Cathrin conducts research into sustainable and circular business models for various university projects. She has a strong passion for system-thinking, natural resources, and beliefs in collaboration instead of competition.
A biologist by training, Megan’s love of nature, background in sustainability work, and passion for education contribute to her work. As a Senior Biomimicry Professional, she has played a lead role in developing many of the Institute’s key offerings, for example, AskNature, the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, and its Biomimicry Launchpad and Ray of Hope entrepreneurship programs. Megan has also consulted with numerous companies and recently co-authored The Nature of Fashion report, which looks at how the fashion industry can transition to supporting the biosphere.
17:00 – 17:45 First Talk by Ann-Cathrin Jöst, “Linking Biomimicry to Sustainable Development”
17:45 – 17:50 Break
17:50 – 18:35 Second Talk by Megan Schuknecht, “Biomimicry – A path to Sustainable Innovation”
18:35 – 19:00 Discussion / Q&A Session
SRM Talks is an accredited TUM university group from a group of students of the graduate program Sustainable Resource Management at TUM. The purpose of SRM Talks is to organize monthly talks under the motto “SRM talks challenges of the future”. The topics of interest for these talks gravitate around environmental issues and sustainable solutions such as nature conservation, green finance, renewable energy, waste management, etc.