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Innovation Inspired by Nature

Unlock the potential of understanding micro or nano mechanisms for your next project. Discover models from nature, abstracting design principles from the bio-inspired strategies and translating those principles into sustainable innovations.

By following nature’s processes, we can design products that are efficient, cost-effective, and eco-friendly.

Use Biology for Biomimicry Solutions

We can look to nature for solutions to our product development. See how structures are optimized for movement in air and fluids like the wings of a fairy fly (sitting on a dragonfly wing)

See natural miners like this orange lichen. Vivid color created in nature by structure (thin films and light scattering gratings) not chemical pigment as in this Blue Morpho butterfly wing.

Product Analysis

We utilize electron microscopy with x-ray analysis to reveal morphology and elemental composition of materials and components

Supporting characterization, problem-solving, and R&D. 

Walk away with a multi-scale visual record of observation.

New Product Development

Through our consulting process, we can help you apply biomimicry to your product development.

Through analysis of micro and nano structures on  organisms in nature developed to adapt to challenges of their environment.  We determine possible strategies and mechanisms of those adaptations to produce an innovative, efficient, and cost-effective design solution.

Biomimicry for Problem solving

Our expert team offers consulting on your project challenges. Nature has already solved many of the problems we face in Innovative and effective ways.

Through our consulting process, we can help you find solutions inspired by nature.

“Sue is like no one I have ever met. Her inquisitive nature leads her down paths of biological exploration and then back to creative design solutions. She generates amazing images of biological traits that allow kids see samples they collected in ways they could have never imagined.

Sue combines expertise in microscopy and biology to inspire new applications in fields from acoustics to material science. She is passionate about discovery, education, and innovation to make our world a better and more sustainable place.”

Emilie Snell-Rood
Associate Professor & Associate Head | Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
University of Minnesota

Working with Lichen Labs on Your Project

If you’re ready to take the next step to work together, we encourage you to book a Discovery call or fill out our contact form. During this Discovery phase, we can learn more about you and what you’re looking to achieve.