Director: Veronique, Nezcyporenko | Producer: Patrice, Goldberg
Focus Years: 2014 | Country: Belgium
"It's not nice to copy!" We repeat from the benches of the school. However, copying can be a great idea ... if it is nature that inspires us. Glue made by mold, staggering the properties of the skin of frogs; the incomparable flexibility of elephant's trunk; without forgetting the famous self-cleaning leaves enzymes: in fact the world around us is full of extraordinary species. Copy living in the most cool apps, this is the starting point of a discipline that has the wind behind biomimicry. But beware, the inventions you'll see in this film also includes all human creativity. Bio-inspired researchers of today and tomorrow: on your marks. Ready? Copy!
Nature inspires us and not only for poetry. Our world is full of amazing inventions: mussels making waterproof glue, antimicrobial skin of frogs; incomparable flexibility of elephant's trunk or self-cleaning leaves enzymes. Nature gives ideas to inventors. This is the starting point of a discipline: biomimicry.