Disruptive Innovation Festival : Innovation in the Age of Biodesign

Since the dawn of humanity, nature has inspired and ignited curiosity in human, to design and invent solutions that imitate the aesthetics and efficiency of nature. As the age of machine arise, this symbiotic relationship between human and nature has been putting aside. The exponential increase in computational power according to Moore’s law and the Internet in last 50 years have fuel many milestone discoveries from human genomic sequencing to renewable energy. By connecting these knowledge, new paradigm of thinking that re-focus on understanding the genius behind biological processes and applying them to create sustainable solution, such as biomimicry, bioengineering, biofabrication have emerged. In the session, we will discuss how biological design and thinking will reshape the future of innovation, economy, and our life from the perspective of scientist, artist, architect, designer, and entrepreneur.