Biomimicry and biomimetics come from the Greek words bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate. In the first two sessions of this 4-part series, biomimicry core values and relevant biomimicry case studies are introduced. Discussion focuses on shifting perspective from learning about nature to learning from nature as a way to solve human problems.
About the Speaker: Jacques Edouard Chirazi, Certified Biomimicry Professional, has managed the City of San Diego’s Clean Tech Initiative since 2007. His focus is to create economic growth while fostering sustainability. One emerging initiative is to bridge clean technology with biomimicry. He develops and supports a clean technology cluster in San Diego. As a critical thinker analyzing complex programs and policies, he leverages his strong communication skills while collaborating across a diverse range of private, public, and non-profit sector groups. With a passion for learning about the natural world and understanding how nature could transform the corporate environment, his long term vision is to create new business models and financial instruments to accelerate the commercialization of biomimetic solutions. Jacque’s innovative thinking allows him to create the conditions needed for this transformation.