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Welcome to the University Utrecht website of bio-inspiration!

Innovative ideas are popping up like mushrooms when students are challenged during courses and internships. Unfortunately, a lot of these ideas get lost in a dusty cabinet when the course or internship is finished. This website showcases promising innovative ideas coming from the students of the Master’s program Bio Inspired Innovation. In this program, students take inspiration from nature to design new concepts and ideas. But sometimes an idea first has to be seen by the right person before it can change the world. That is why this website enables you to discover new ideas, find young innovators to collaborate with and have a sneak preview at the innovations of tomorrow.

Global Biomimicry Design Challenge 

For the last few years, students of Bio Inspired Innovation joined the Global Biomimicry Design Challenge. They used the Biomimicry method to design solutions to prevent, combat or to endure the effects of climate change.

View Design Challenge submissions


Minor Research Projects

During their Master’s program, students of Bio Inspired Innovation also have to carry out a Minor Research Project. During approximately six months they conduct research and write a report. Some of this research focusses on the innovation of bio-inspired products and ideas that might be interesting for future development.

View finished Minor Research Projects