Who is the Launchpad Program for?
Launchpad participants are inspired innovators who transcend the typical categories and disciplines. They may be transforming chemical and material palettes, designing sustainable systems, or researching novel biological strategies. Many of our applicants are pursuing a graduate degree, are postdoctoral fellows, or are recent graduates within the biological sciences. Some are studying the application of biological phenomena through engineering. Others are exploring technology and design through the lenses of art or sustainable business practices. These multidisciplinary participants will come together to form the 2023 Biomimicry Launchpad Cohort.
The Biomimicry Launchpad program selects the most promising nature-inspired scientists from around the world on an annual invitation basis.
Entrepreneurial Mindset Training
A focus on customer discover, sustainable business practices and tools modeled after Lean Startup methodology.
Biomimicry & Sustainability Training
Helping nature-inspired scientists and researchers identify the unique value they could provide to help solve critical social and environmental issues.
Communications & Storytelling Training
Participants learn how to communicate business and scientific value in clear and engaging ways.
Workshops in remarkable locations with a focus on community building, leadership skills, and cultivating a sustainability ethos.
Coaching & Mentoring
Including informal community networking with current and former participants, and formal mentor talks from diverse perspectives.
Ongoing Alumni Support
Introductions to over 40 next-step pipeline partners, including top-ranked accelerator programs and pre-seed investment funds.