De gauche à droite: Antoine Puisay, CRIOBE – Jean-Paul Peillex, Président de TFH – Laetitia Hédouin, CRIOBE – François Briant, porteur du projet – Frédéric Thibur – Plongée, Eleuthera – Lina Huan et Bernard Costa, Cellule opérationnelle de TFH
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First Polynesian biomimicry network
Tahiti Fa’ahotu innovation cluster just launched the first Polynesian biomimicry network, persuing its strategy and missions development : « Innovating for French Polynesia natural resource valorisation ».
Biomimicry is about innovating, finding new and original solutions to business and communities needs, drawing inspiration from what Nature has « invented and experienced » for 3.8 billion years. Biomimicry applies to a wide range of fields and disciplines, developing innovations that mimic nature through its forms (architecture and design), materials (bio-inspired materials), processes (energy production, recycling of water …) or by complex systems developed by nature (ecosystems, communications, organizations, …). The improved understanding of nature observed in recent years, both biologically and systemically, makes it possible to increase biomimicry impact. The growing number of scientific publications and industrial patents filed in this field attests to this.
The network will provide its members with methods and tools developed by the Biomimicry Institute and the CEEBIOS, adapting them to the Polynesian context, and illustrating their usage on specific examples. These first usage will result from the first pilot projects being launched, focusing on the observation, study and use of Polynesian corals as a source of inspiration, to develop breakthrough innovations by biomimicry. These pilots are executed in a close collaboration betwenn TahitiFa’ahotu cluster, University of French Polynesia, CRIOBE (Labex Corail), and Eleuthera diving club. Other Polynesian themes are also planned in the coming months (marine mammals, sharks, turtles, …).
Tahiti Fa’ahotu operational team is available for any additional information, or for new projects launch