Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Issue Areas: Appropriate Technology, Biological Development, Biomimicry


Biologically inspired design, or biomimicry, capitalizes on the rich source of design solutions present in biological processes at all levels.

Fill successful organisms survive because they have adapted to a particular challenge, therefore, biological processes are design solutions.

The goal of CBID is to enable the search for biologically inspired solutions as efficient, practical, and sustainable answers to design and engineering problems.


GOAL: To facilitate, develop infrastructure for, and promote interdiciplinary research and education at georgia Tech in biologically inspired design.

CBID is an incubator for inspiring intellectual exchange between unlikely people. Center serves as a bioreactor, providing opportunities for integrating, networking and inspiring people across disciplines to promote IDR.

CBID will establish a distinctive biologically inspired educational philosophy.