An overview of the ecosystem of biomimetic technologies from research to market

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Biomimicry report 2021

Biomimicry Innovation Lab and Nadathur Group launch their market and investment strategy for nature-inspired innovation in the UK.

Biomimicry Innovation Lab is a York-based design agency that helps brands to create sustainable and innovative solutions with nature-inspired intelligence and strategies. Nadathur Group, a Family Office (FO) with a presence in India, Singapore, and the UK, focuses on building new businesses and supporting entrepreneurship (angel & venture investments), especially in long gestation, high-risk, innovation-based ventures.

The report by  Richard James MacCowan, Sriram Nadathur, and Yuning Chen is an overview of the ecosystem of nature-inspired technologies from research to market as well as an insight into the most common challenges and opportunities in this highly interdisciplinary field.


Yuning Chen (L), Richard James MacCowan (C), and Sriram Nadathur (R). Credit to BRAMS
Yuning Chen (L), Richard James MacCowan (C), and Sriram Nadathur (R). Credit: BRAMS


Topic: Nature-inspired Innovation in the UK

Speakers: Richard James MacCowan (Founder and Biofuturist at Biomimicry Innovation Lab), Sriram Nadathur (entrepreneur, an angel investor, a philanthropist, and co-head of the Nadathur Group), Yuning Chen (design researcher with a background in environmental science)

Location: Online event through Zoom session

The in-person event address: Community Theatre, SparkYork, 17-21 Piccadilly, York, YO1 9PB

Date: 22 October 2021

Time: 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM (Tbilisi time)


York Design Week. Credit to SparkYork