There is some damn cool stuff going on in nature. Spider silk is five times stronger than steel, a mantis shrimp is quicker than a bullet, and tardigrades can live for a decade without food. How can we take some of these amazing natural occurrences and exploit them to our own advantage? The design of materials or products based on inspiration from nature is called ‘biomimicry’ or ‘biomimetics’ and it’s a good way to come up with cool new ideas for startups. This is not the first article we’ve written on biomimicry examples. We’ve written about NanoMech that mimics the structural


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