Dr. Eitan Abraham, Professors Marc Desmulliez and Paul Conway from Heriot-Watt University and Loughborough University, organised a workshop devoted to Naturally-Inspired Manufacturing on 5 and 6 December 2014.
The very successful workshop, held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, gathered seventeen UK and international experts in biomimetics. From the words of one expert in bio materials: "The workshop was mind boggling as I felt totally outside my comfort zone".
A follow on industrial workshop is to be held at Loughborough University on the 18 February 2015. The aim is to create a Centre in Biomimetism that builds on the expectations from industry.
For a short summary of what happened at Edinburgh, please go to First steps in the creation of a Naturally-Inspired Manufacturing Centre.