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Thursday, March 24 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Bioinspiration and Biomimetics: Combining biology and entrepreneurship at a liberal arts institution

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For several years the author has been teaching courses that combine biomimetics and entrepreneurship to first year college students, juniors, seniors, and graduate students at a liberal arts university. The courses, taken by students from a variety of majors, form interdisciplinary E-Teams to explore innovation and new business development. Ideation is inspired by nature's solutions to problems, and many involve green technologies. The courses are beginning to bear fruit in the form of novel inventions and patents. The author believes that this approach could be useful for teaching science-based entrepreneurship in academic environments without strong engineering programs.

Thursday March 24, 2011 2:30pm - 4:00pm

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