The Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle is delighted to host the first International Symposium on Palaeo-bioinspiration (PALBINS), 13th-15th September in Paris, France.
Bioinspiration is an approach to innovation that converts ideas and principles found in nature into novel products, processes and systems, ideally contributing to sustainable development. Given that current species represent only 0.1% of all life that has ever existed on earth, a bioinspired approach based on the observation of paleobiological systems increases the potential of bioinspiration considerably. The fossil record offers not only a great diversity of biological models, but also provides context for understanding form-function relationships, and the origins of key traits observed in living systems.
The 2023 International symposium on Palaeo-bioinspiration, coordinated by Bioinspire-Museum, will be the first dedicated to this subject. The symposium aims to create connections between palaeontologists, designers, engineers and industry representatives to foster bioinspiration initiatives focused on the fossil record.
Informations : https://palaeo-bioinsp.sciencesconf.org/
Two CR2P members will give a talk at the Symposium
Sylvain Charbonnier: "Mondes disparus": Introduction to the MNHN's forthcoming exhibition
François Clarac: The crocodilian bone ornamentation: a heat transfer device