18: Using Nature to Save Nature

What if startup ideas grew on trees, or fell out of the sky? That’s literally the case for Ryan Church, who is a champion of biomimetic innovation, a design philosophy for solving problems by turning to the natural world for inspiration. He happened to be watching falling maple seeds, and ended up solving one of the biggest challenges in wind turbine design.

Engineering A Startup #18: Using Nature to Save Nature

What if startup ideas grew on trees, or fell out of the sky? That’s literally the case for Ryan Church, who is a champion of biomimetic innovation, a design philosophy for solving problems by turning to the natural world for inspiration. He happened to be watching falling maple seeds, and ended up solving one of the biggest challenges in wind turbine design.
Engineering A Startup #18: Using Nature to Save Nature

Ryan Church is the founder and CEO of BiomeRenewables, a company that is driven by biomimetic innovation – solving problems by studying how nature has solved them. Biomimicry is not easy, or obvious, but it has produced some remarkable designs, including velcro and the beak of the bullet train.

Ryan first got his environmental drive by watching Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”, and the idea of harnessing the power of the natural world captured his imagination. We talk about all kinds of cool things, including VCs, Boston Dynamics, the future of energy, and how to write patents on your own!

You can learn more about Ryan here.

Ryan Church is the founder and CEO of BiomeRenewables, a company that is driven by biomimetic innovation – solving problems by studying how nature has solved them. Biomimicry is not easy, or obvious, but it has produced some remarkable designs, including velcro and the beak of the bullet train.

Ryan first got his environmental drive by watching Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”, and the idea of harnessing the power of the natural world captured his imagination. We talk about all kinds of cool things, including VCs, Boston Dynamics, the future of energy, and how to write patents on your own!

You can learn more about Ryan here.

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