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Subject:

Announcement of New BIONIS award!

From:

Julian Vincent <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Engineers and biologists mechanical design list <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 13 Oct 2006 08:08:54 +0100

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> New Award to Stimulate Cutting-Edge Biomimetics Research
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> A new £5,000 award will develop the career of an outstanding  
> biomimetics expert by allowing them to further develop their career  
> and knowledge.
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> Biomimetics - the discipline of looking to nature for inspiration  
> for new technologies and designs – is rapidly yielding new,  
> commercially successful, technologies. Self-cleaning paint, novel  
> adhesives, robots, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and self- 
> healing materials have all recently been launched and are being  
> rapidly taken up by consumers.
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> The first BIONIS Biomimetics Award, sponsored by venture  
> philanthropic organisation Swedish Biomimetics 3000®, will enable  
> an outstanding person to undertake technical visits to experience,  
> at first hand, cutting edge biomimetics around the world and to  
> develop their career in biomimetics while contributing to the  
> development of new technologies inspired by nature.
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> Applications for the award are being accepted from today. It is  
> being sponsored by Swedish Biomimetics 3000® and is being organised  
> by BIONIS - Biomimetics Network for Industrial Sustainability.
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> A BIONIS spokesman said “This prize will raise the awareness of  
> Biomimetics and will help to establish it as one of the key  
> enabling disciplines for the technologies of the future”.
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> Lars-Uno Larsson, founder and CEO of Swedish Biomimetics 3000®  
> said: “We are very pleased to sponsor this pivotal BIONIS  
> Biomimetic Award in an exciting and rapidly evolving global  
> scientific and market place.”
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> The award winner will undertake their visits during summer 2007 and  
> present an invited lecture on their work at the prestigious Bath  
> Royal Literary and Scientific Institution on Thursday 20th  
> September, 2007. The winner will experience other research and  
> development environments and strengthen links between their own  
> organisation and others around the world. Hosts will benefit from  
> the participation of a leading researcher in their organisation.
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