Posts Tagged ‘bionics’

EFP Brief No. 100: Potential for Biomimetics in Austria

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The field of biomimetics (biomimicry, bionics) has in recent years gained scientific acceptance and standing, and has become an innovative research area at academic institutions and in industry worldwide. Many promising solutions for challenging complexity and future-oriented technologies with a wide range of applications have been inspired by nature. This study aimed to investigate the cur-rent status and level of activities in the field of biomimetics in Austria and to identify its potential for the future nationwide.

EFMN Brief No. 100 – Biomimetics

EFP Brief No. 17: Bionics: Applying Nature’s Principles for Intelligent Building

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

This issue brief reflects one of three topics the German research dialogue ‘Futur’ dealt with during its second phase between 2003 and 2005. The topic ‘Bionic Building’ was selected by the Ministry of Education and Research following a participatory process of topic generation. It aimed to define future research needs and possible research priorities to guide the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in its future funding decisions. The process which comprised several workshops involved about twenty participants from architecture, urban planning, science, technology and research, both from the public and the private sphere. It resulted in the formulation of a theme paper on the topic and a scenario where a possible future of bionic housing is described vividly.

EFMN Brief No. 17 – Bionics – Applying Nature’s Principles

EFP Brief No. 1: Futur – The German Research Dialogue

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Futur – the German Research Dialogue is designed to assess the future needs and demands for science and technology and to consider their broader implications for the socio-economic and cultural development of the country. The intention is to include a large number and broad variety of participants in the exercise representing not only science and technology but also the various stakeholders of German society. So far about 1250 experts have been involved.

EFMN Brief No. 1 – Futur – The German Research Dialogue