Networks and Centres
Biomimetics New Zealand Inc
Biomimetics New Zealand
Inc is a society of scientists, engineers and designers working with (or with an
interest in) biomimetic research
The Biomimetics Network in Germany. This site is mainly in German, but has the
occasional article in English, and is an excellent source of links to people and
organisations with an interest in biomimetics (Personen oder Mitglieder im
BIOKON), Biomimetic events in Germany and relevant articles in the German
at the University of
Wales, Bangor. The aim of the Centre is to provide world leading fundamental and
applied research into products and processes, based upon wood, industrial crops,
recycled materials and industrial residues and to transfer these technologies to
University of Maryland, U.S.A.
This site is a collection of some selected internet links related to
Biomaterials and also some relevant links to biomedical engineering, biology,
medicine and health sciences in general.
Remanufacturing and Reuse
Remanufacturing is the practice of taking end-of-life goods and re-engineering
them back to as-new – or better – condition, with a warranty to match.
Centre for Sustainable Design (and
Sustainable Marketing Knowledge Network)
'Your route to new ideas, perspectives and opportunities to enhance and innovate
your consumer packaged goods. This site offers details about Faraday Packaging,
working at the interface between academia and industry to stimulate packaging
Green Chemistry Network
The main aim of the GCN
is to promote awareness and facilitate education, training and practice of Green
Chemistry in industry, commerce, academia and schools.
Information/Inspiration Ecodesign support for designers: appropriate
information and inspirational ideas
ISNet an EPSRC
research network for Industrial Symbiosis (one company's waste forming another's
The Key Laboratory for
Terrain-Machine Bionics Engineering, Ministry of Education, China
The lab, which is at
Jilin University, was founded in 2000 based on the Open Research Laboratory for
Terrain-Machine Bionics Engineering (Ministry of Machine Industry, China). It
has been open since 1993 and has been the principal part of the national key
discipline of agricultural mechanisation engineering.
National Non-Food Crop Centre (NNFCC)
A source of information on the use and implementation of non-food crops and
technologies in the United Kingdom
SMART.mat brings together UK research and industry through a consortium
comprising the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), NAMTEC (the
National Metals Technology Centre) and QuinetiQ. The consortium is developing
virtual networks and associated activities to promote the exploitation of smart
materials, surfaces and structures in support of UK businesses, with the aim of
stimulating wealth creation and economic growth.
in Practice (SiP) Network
'The WestFocus Sustainability in Practice Network is focused on bringing
together our academics and universities with people from a wide range of
different sectors under the broad umbrella of Sustainability.'
Sustainable Design Network
‘The Network for Life Science Professionals in the Thames Valley'. The Thames
Valley Life Sciences Network (TVLSN) is a networking group for the Life Sciences
community in the Thames Valley.
Sustainable Design Network
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