Welcome to BIOKON international - The Biomimetics Association
Biologists and engineers - joint to learn from nature!
Biomimetics combines biology and technology with the goal of solving technical problems by means of abstraction, transfer and application of knowledge of biological research, and merges life sciences with technical disciplines.
The dock leaf beetle Gastrophysia viridula and its foot with adhesive hais in detail
Source: (left) Dagmar Voigt (University of Kiel), (right) Scanning Electron Microscopy image by Jürgen Berger
(Max Planck Institute, Tübingen) and Stanislav Gorb (University of Kiel).
SHeMat "Training Network for Self-Healing Materials: from Concepts to Market"
SHeMat "Training Network for Self-Healing Materials: from Concepts to Market" is a training and research network funded within the scope of the "Seventh Framework Programme" by the European Commission's “Marie Curie” programme. SHeMat involves 9 partners from 6 different countries as well as 4 associated partners from the private sector. The project will recruit 11 PhD students and 4 post docs. The duration of the SHeMat project is 4 years (01/2012 - 12/2015).
Breaking news !
|Bronze Label of Cluster Management Excellence for BIOKON International. The Bronze Label forms part of the Quality Label System that is currently developed within the European Cluster Excellence Initiative to create an independent voluntary proof of cluster management excellence that is accepted and recognized all over Europe. The Quality Label will motivate cluster managers to compare with each other and to learn from the best. Benchmarking plays an important role in this respect.|