« It's really about taking a basic idea from nature, and improving it to meet your own needs. (...) Nature has managed to solve a number of problems over the years. So we can use bio-inspiration to help us come up with new ideas to tackle complicated problems. »
Jeff Karp, co-founder of Skintifique
Jeff Karp at TEDMED 2014.
What is bio-inspiration?
It means observing Nature and the characteristics of certain animal or plants, understanding what they do, learning how they do it, and using this knowledge to solve problems facing humans
An example ?
It is based on the observation that many shellfish preserve themselves from ocean pollution, and a deep understanding of how they do it, that our scientists created Capturifique™, a technology that, among other things, helps minimise the impact of air pollution on the skin