Biomimetics – nature as a technical model

Nachhaltige Bioökonomie: Icon für Bioschmierstoffe

With the help of biomimetics, "best practice" solutions from nature are transferred to technical products and processes and the material and energy input is optimised. Well-known examples are the lotus effect, according to which self-cleaning surfaces are produced, or lightweight constructions copied from diatoms. Low-noise fans modelled on the wing of an owl and low-resistance surfaces modelled on sharkskin are also examples of innovative bionic products.