BIOKON - Das Bionik-Kompetenznetz

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Veranstaltungen // 30. September 2015

Industrielle Anwendungen der Bionik │ Esslingen, Deutschland


Die VDI-Fachtagung vom 30. September bis 1. Oktober 2015 hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, die bionische Herangehensweise tiefer in die Innovationsprozesse der Industrie zu integrieren. Treffen Sie auf der Tagung Bionik-Experten führender Unternehmen und Einrichtungen. Profitieren Sie von Praxisvorträgen und dem fachlichen Austausch vor Ort. Erfahren Sie mehr über erfolgreiche Bionik-Projekte und die Förderung dieser Produkte.


Die Tagung steht unter dem thematischen Fokus „Konstruktion und Anwendung neuer Werkstoffe“.

Es erwarten Sie Vorträge zu den Themen:

  • Funktionalisierung von Oberflächen, u.a. Lösungen für den Flüssigkeitstransport und für faserverstärkte Composites
  • Konstruktive Lösungen für den industriellen Einsatz, insbesondere für den Leichtbau und die Automobilindustrie
  • Bionische Optimierungsverfahren in der Praxis: von Evolutionsstrategien über Wachstumsregeln bis hin zur CFD im Automobilbau
  • Additive Verfahren zur Umsetzung bionischer Konzepte, u.a. für belastungsoptimierte Strukturen und im Flugzeugbau
  • Soft-Robotics, Leichtbauroboter und weitere Trends der Bionik


Das detaillierte Programm finden Sie hier >>


Veranstaltungen // 14. Oktober 2018

4th International Conference on Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry & Materials | Nice, France


*** Call for abstracts ***


The scientific and international N.I.C.E (Nature Inspires Chemistry Engineers) Conferences are organized with the objective to share new developments in the growing field of bioinspired chemistry and materials and to understand new challenges that are being faced in this field of research.

The NICE conference encompasses chemistry, biology and physics and gives a multi-disciplinary overview of biomimetic approaches to engineering new materials and systems.


Amongst the topics discussed at the conference: green chemistry, nanomaterials, renewable energy, stimuli-responsive materials, adhesive/anti-adhesive materials, functional polymers, biobased chemistry and materials. These topics are grouped in three main sessions: SmartTech, NanoTech and BioTech.


The conference takes place every two years in Nice (France) and gathers together researchers, managers, manufacturer and decision-makers with different backgrounds. The conference promotes,the exchange of ideas, open discussion of current research problems and the development of new ideas and collaborations aimed at finding eco-friendly, green, sustainable solutions to materials challenges that will have a lasting impact for generations.


Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited on the below conference topics (including related topics)​ and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system on or before March 31, 2018.

  1. NanoTech: Adhesive/Antiadhesive Materials, Fluorinated Materials, Nanocomposites, Nanostructured Materials, Micro and Nanofluidics, Special Wettabilities, Plasma Processed Materials
  2. BioTech: Green Chemistry, Biobased Chemicals and Materials, Biodegradable polymers, Biocomposites, Bioengineering, Biomass, Bio-Sources for Fuels
  3. SmartTech: Stimuli-Responsive Materials, Functional Polymeric Materials, Renewable energy, 3D Printing, Solar Cells, Optical Devices, Self-Healing Materials


Submit your abstract here >>                                                                                                                              

Full details on the conference can be accessed at the conference website >>


Veranstaltungen // 23. August 2018

Shift │ Zurich, Switzerland


The leadership summit on bioinspired innovation and finance

SHIFT Zurich creates connections that build exponentially over time. Since its first edition in 2012, the bi-annual SHIFT Zurich event emerged as the key platform for worldwide leaders and senior practitioners in the field of bioinspired innovation and finance.


Guiding theme SHIFT Zurich 2018: Self-Organizing Systems

Meet and learn from leading industry, science and finance experts how self-organizing systems can further improve your business and market impact - thus accelerating the transformation towards a more resilient, circular economy and society.


The 2-Day Program allows for serendipitous encounters, encourages to leave the comfort zone, and to whet the appetite for discovery. The focus will be on the following topics directly affecting our every day lives and the environment: Materials, Energy & Data, Plants in the City, Mobility, Drones, and Data Management.

  • Day 1 “Expert Working Sessions and Zoo Dinner”: A full day of inspiring expert working sessions on fascinating focus topics, realized in downtown Zurich at decentralized organizations matching the respective session topic. Dinner at the Zoo Zurich as the SHIFT Zurich Classic.
  • Day 2 “Conference, Pitch Session & Expo”: Conference on trends and solutions. in the Marriott Hotel at the Limmat river with thought-provoking speakers and panel sessions. The energizing Investor Pitch Session offers tangible insights and match making opportunities.


Further information >>


Veranstaltungen // 13. Juni 2018

International Workshop on Bionic Engineering │ Tel Aviv, Israel


The Joint International Conference organized by the International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE) in collaboration with the Israeli Biomimicry Organization (IBO), the biomimicry laboratory, Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University, and the Learning From Nature laboratory, Technion, will be held in Tel-Aviv University.


The conference aims to provide an international forum for scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs around the world who are working in the field of bionic engineering and biomimetic design and also for dissemination of information and knowledge exchange in biomimetics and bionic engineering. A broad range of topics and application areas will be devised to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of this conference, and the unique interface of academy and industry.


Further information >>


Veranstaltungen // 04. Juni 2018

CIMTEC 2018 │ Perugia, Italy


CIMTEC 2018 - 14th International Conference on Modern Materials and Technologies - will be held in Perugia, Italy, on June 4 to 14, 2018. It will consist of the 14th International Ceramics Congress (June 4-8) and of the 8th Forum on New Materials (June 10-14). The whole Conference will include 26 International Symposia, 5 International Conferences and several Focused Sessions. As a major long standing event for the international materials community, CIMTEC will again gather together a large and qualified audience of materials scientists, physicists, chemists and engineers as well as experts of a wide range of the most demanding applications of modern materials coming from over 60 countries.


Focused Session CB8 “Bio-inspired and Bio-enabled Processing”:

Complex multifunctional nano structured materials with peculiar and specially designed electrical, magnetic, electro chemical, bioresponsive and structural properties resulting from bio inspired processing routes are stimulating growing research as they involve such diverse areas as molecular recognition and self assembly, self healing, hierarchical patterning, biotemplating and microorganisms-mediated materials synthesis.

Covered by this Session, that follows the ones on the same topics held in previous CIMTEC Conferences, will be topics ranging from the biomolecular- directed growth and microstructure pattern formation of ceramic meso/nanostructures in bulk and thick/thin film, organic-ceramic composites and hybrids, ceramic-metal heterostructures to their embodying with special functionalities for a number of potential applications in, e.g., high performance light-weight structures, efficient biosensing materials and catalysts, improved biomedical materials with stimuli-adaptive, self-assembly and self-repairing properties and in electronic, optical and photonic devices


Homepage of Session “Bio-inspired and Bio-enabled Processing” >>