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Applications are now open for the 2023 program of Biomimicry Launchpad
Post: 2023-02-02 21:10  View:1475

The Launchpad Mission

The Biomimicry Launchpad is a program designed by Biomimicry Institute to help scientists, inventors, and innovators bring their nature-inspired ideas into reality. We seek to accelerate the growth of biomimetic technology startups in order to create scalable solutions to systemic environmental and social challenges. 

In 2023, we are re-launching this program to invite some of the most promising scientists, engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs to participate in our free 10-week program. The curriculum includes training, connections, and resources for these innovators who otherwise may not have considered commercializing their work. The unique combination of business and biomimicry training, along with in-person expeditions in extraordinary natural locations, has proven to inspire, educate, and build a vibrant community amongst these multidisciplinary participants.

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.

Program Details

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.

Nature-Immersion Expeditions

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.


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Application

Participants in the Launchpad program will learn how to spin-out their work in the lab, with the goal to spark the next generation of nature-inspired technologies. Learn more about the program and apply by following visiting us here: https://biomimicry.org/launchpad/ 


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