Biomimicry and why it's important to the future of business


Biomimicry is the practice of learning from and emulating nature. It is geared toward solving systemic challenges and creating more sustainable designs. This Masterclass will cover the why, what and how of biomimicry as it relates to current trends affecting business, including exponential technologies, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, circular economy, distributed economies and systems thinking. It's an inspiring exploration of biomimicry for business in a workshop format, with the aim of identifying opportunities to integrate biomimicry in your thinking and activities.

Claire Janisch is the founding Director of BiomimicrySA. As a Certified Biomimicry Professional, Claire spends her time exploring nature's genius in diverse ecosystems and shares this new way of viewing and valuing nature through biomimicry expeditions and coaching– teaching & training professionals, students and scholars. She also dives deeper into research for companies and organisations - translating nature's innovation and sustainability principles for the design of new products, processes & systems.

Claire has a MSc Chem-Engineering in Industrial Ecology and is both a graduate of and has been a lead trainer for the Biomimicry Professional Certificate Program offered by Biomimicry 3.8. Claire was selected in the Mail & Guardian's 200 young South Africans in 2009, 2010 & 2011 and was a finalist in the Most Influential Women in Business & Government awards in 2012.

  • Date: 27 August 2019 
  • Time: 08:30-12:00
  • Fees: R750
  • Training venue: Johannesburg Business School (Cnr Barry Hertzog and Empire Road, Milpark)
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