Biomimetics and Bioeconomy

Prof. Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, will give a talk on biomimetics and the bioeconomy at the TIK Centre on October 26th.

Prof. Vincent. Image: Universitè Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne.

Biomimicry is sometimes presented as a revolution that opens up a new era of nature-friendly and sustainable technological development.

  However looking at the major trends of biomimetic practices in Converging Technologies at the nanoscale (often referred to as NBIC for as Nano-Bio-Info-Cognitive science) where biology and technology become more and more intertwined, such claims of reconciliation between nature and technology have to be critically examined. 

There is no evidence of a strong link between past or present practices of biomimetic design and the environmental culture.

About the speaker

Bernadette B. Vincent is an emeritus professor of philosophy of science and technology at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her current research focuses on nanotechnology, biotechnology and the anthropocene.


To register for the seminar, please send us an e-mail with the title "Seminar Vincent".



Published Oct. 18, 2017 11:07 AM - Last modified Oct. 18, 2017 11:07 AM