Sustainable innovation inspired by Nature

With Biomimicry, embrace sustainable innovation and solve your business problems by finding inspiration from nature.

Learn and apply this philosophy, its methods and tools within your company, for your products, services, value chains...

Average satisfaction score: 5/5
  • Self-paced online course

  • Self-paced and cohort-based course

  • Coaching / Intra-company training


Copy nature's R&D strategies

Biomimicry: sustainable innovation

A course led by Michel Wolfstirn
Co-Founder SquareRoot, Circular Economy consultant

« Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. »
Albert Einstein

More than ever, we need the best tools to innovate and face our challenges in a sustainable way. Nature and its living systems create the conditions that lead to regeneration, this is such a beautiful definition for sustainable development.

To do this, living creatures use a certain number of principles that we can also use in our design, processes and our organizations in order to make them more sustainable.

Learn Life's Principles and apply them in your business or with your customers to:

  1. Meet the challenges of today and of tomorrow
  2. Create sustainable solutions
  3. Facilitate decision-making
  4. Make your organization more resilient
  5. Optimize resources throughout your value chain

Designers, managers, consultants, engineers, teachers ... or if you are just curious, sign up!

  • Biomimicry

  • Self-paced course available now

  • 20-hour training course / 6 weeks

  • Self-paced, Cohort-based and tailored formats available

  • Language: English or French

  • 4 modules: videos, exercises, live Q&A sessions & debates

  • Level: Beginner

  • Self-paced: 900€ ex VAT

  • Corhort-based: 1300€ ex VAT

3 course options according to your needs

  • Self-paced

  • Learn at your own pace. We recommend 6 weeks to complete the program.

  • Access recorded videos, text resources, interactive exercices on MURAL, forum for 12 months on a secured e-learning platform.

  • Course completion certificate.

900 € ex VAT

  • Cohort-based

  • Learn and practice as a team for 6 weeks.

  • Access recorded videos, text resources, interactive exercices on MURAL, forum for 12 months on a secured e-learning platform.

  • 5 recorded Q&A sessions on Zoom (45 - 60 minutes) with the tutor.

  • Course completion certificate..

1300 € ex VAT

  • Coaching / Intra-company training

  • Adapt the format, the program to your needs. Choose a project, define the scope and the deliverables. Adapt the content, exercises to your industry, project and context.

  • Access recorded video content, text resources, interactive exercices and forum on a secured e-learning platform.

  • Course completion certificate.

Pricing on request

Online learning

Access the course online anytime and anywhere.


Join a class and learn together as a team!


Learn to use fun and practical Biomimicry tools designed for everyone.


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Biomimicry: from principles to practice

Understand Biomimicry

Understand Biomimicry

With over 3.8 billion years of R&D through natural selection, living systems have much to teach us about solving challenges in a sustainable way.

In this first module, reconnect with nature and learn about the foundations of biomimicry as well as some basic methods that will allow you to apply it to a first case.

  • Reconnect with nature

  • Understand the principles of practicing biomimicry

  • Practice biomimicry on a first basic case

Apply life's principles to understand the context of your business

Being locally attuned and responsive, efficient with resources and evolve to survive. These principles are crucial for your business and Nature is a master at it.

In this second module, you will learn to assess and improve the resilience of an organization by taking advantage of its environment and local resources and by turning risks into opportunities.

You will be using a fictive case based on reality to collaboratively solve exercises with your cohort and use the Design Lens 'Life's Principles' developed by Biomimicry 3.8.


  • Understand life's principles

  • Adapt your organization and your products to local resources and flows

  • Create an evolution strategy

Design courses
Life's Principles

Apply life's principles to redesign your product or service

Your business and your products are not isolated, they are part of an ecosystem. It is in everyone's best interests that this ecosystem prospers.

In this module you will learn how to handle the complexity of your ecosystem and use tools that will allow you to better organize yourself to better support the ecosystem, but also how to take advantage of hidden opportunities.

  • Design products and choose materials that are compatible with nature

  • Find new opportunities by strengthening your collaborations

  • Design feedback loops to improve your product or service

Improve group dynamics by taking inspiration from nature

Taking culture and people into account is essential in leading change. Your teams, your superiors, your customers need to feel considered and to create a change, you have to convince them, encourage them.

In this module you will learn how nature uses leadership and decentralization to organize thousands of people in an incredible efficient way.

  • Structure your team and your business to improve efficiency

  • Redefine your leadership for the development of your teams

  • Create a strong culture to multiply your organization's capabilities

Biomimicry Cards

A few examples of biomimicry


Kingsfisher VS Shinkasen

A great example of biomimicry is the inspiration of the shape of the kingfisher's beak that inspired the Shinkansen train in Japan to remove a noise issue at the exit of the tunnels while saving 15% of energy!



In the industrial symbiosis project of Kalundborg in Denmark, companies collaborate, exchange energy, water and materials, save money and increase their competitive advantage while drastically reducing their CO2 emissions.


Insects and animals are very good at managing thousands of individuals by self-organizing rather than creating complex hierarchies. Some companies have already successfully implemented this approach, such as Buurtzorg in the Netherlands.

Loved by Learners

« Biomimicry is essential for all people who want to take real action to transform our organizations by finding inspiration in living things. Quality of the trainer and great resources. »

Eric P.

Design with Biomimicry

« The exercises, super hands on! The "company of the future" for me was very important spicily because it was something I haven't heard before. It opened my mind! It's amazing and I highly recommend it. »

Renata D.

Design with Biomimicry

« Great introductory course to an inspiring, humbling and critical methodology.
Very practical but with access to plenty of resources and a very helpful course instructor. »

Kellie C.

Design with Biomimicry


Meet your trainer

Michel Wolfstirn

From previously working in the oil industry, Michel Wolfstirn now strives to balance his karma through sustainable development. Living in Norway since 2006 he founded BiomimicryNorway in 2015 and has specialized in biomimicry and circular economy ever since.

Michel is a Circulab certified consultant since 2016 and the co-founder in 2020 of SquareRoot, a digital tool for creating urban green spaces for professionals. He has a double degree in mechanical engineering from ENSAM (Arts et Métiers ParisTech) and the University of Karlsruhe. You can watch his TEDx talk on paradigm shift and biomimicry here.


    Co-Founder @ SquareRoot, Circular Economy consultant

Biomimicry Norway a consulting agency committed to Biomimicry and the circular and regenerative economy.

Biomimicry Norway was created in 2016. Our goal is to contribute to the sustainable transformation of businesses and society.

  • Biomimircy Norway



30-day money back guarantee

Your satisfaction is our priority so if you are not happy with your new superpowers we will give you your money back...

But we are confident that you will love them.

Biomimicry Online Course

With this course, you will acquire the foundations of biomimicry and you will be able to apply its principles to your organization, your products or your services.

  • Understand and use biomimicry

  • Access the presented tools 

  • Access all modules anytime, anywhere for 1 year

  • Dedicated forum for 1 year

  • Available in English and French

  • Self-paced course (access the content when you want)

  • Cohort-based course (groups of 5 max, 2 hours/week group work)

  • Coaching format (tailor the program to your needs)

Self-paced 900 € ex VAT

Cohort-based 1300 € ex VAT

Last update 28/07/2023

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