Academic partnerships

By its very nature, The practice of biomimicry is transdisciplinary, and the research goals of the Biomimicry Center are aligned with the aspirations of the New American University to conduct “use-inspired research” for positive societal impact.

The Biomimicry Center is eager to build collaborations and promote biomimicry research across campus. We will work with researchers from any department to develop project ideas as well as collaborate on Broader Impacts components of grant proposals. We can also help engineers and design teams connect with relevant biology labs on campus, as well as with external resources and contacts through our partnership with Biomimicry 3.8.

If you’re interested in discussing how biomimicry and The Biomimicry Center might play a role in your research efforts and/or a grant opportunity you’ve identified, please contact us.

The Biomimicry Center also offers competitive seed grants to get new biomimicry projects off the ground. See our Seed Grants for more information.

Broader Impacts grant proposals

Looking for a unique project to include in the Broader Impacts category of your grant or funded project? Consider a collaboration with The Biomimicry Center.

Biomimicry 3.8 partnership

Biomimicry 3.8 is the world’s leading bio-inspired consultancy offering biological intelligence consulting, professional training, and inspirational speaking.

Seeds Grant

The Biomimicry Center is looking to support innovative projects in biomimicry for interdisciplinary teams of ASU faculty.

Corporate partnerships

The Biomimicry Center strives to embed entrepreneurial opportunities in every educational and research endeavor. The Center coordinates with entrepreneurship programs at ASU, including the Center for Entrepreneurship and Edson Student Entrepreneurship Initiative. Through partnerships with Biomimicry 3.8 clients, such as GIS software supplier ESRI and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, the Center aims to bring ASU students and researchers to the design table to solve business and government challenges.

The Biomimicry Center also works with corporate partners interested in sponsoring transdisciplinary teams of faculty and students to pursue biologically inspired product or service development. If you’re interested in becoming a corporate partner, contact us.