Name of Client: Terrapin Bright Green/NYSERDA
Industry of Client: Government
Introduce biomimicry to New York state companies.
Upon award of the project, B3.8’s role was to work with Terrapin and NYSERDA in facilitating introductory workshops for companies who were interested in learning about biomimicry. The workshops were also used to brainstorm potential applications of biomimicry.
Biomimicry 3.8 co-wrote a proposal with Terrapin Bright Green to shepherd New York State companies through a NYSERDA grant process designed to incentivize biomimetic solutions for energy efficiency.
To date, Terrapin and B3.8 have matched 15 companies with relevant biological researchers in New York State and helped these teams secure funds ranging from $25,000 to $400,000 for technology development.
One company, Harbec, received $400,000 towards a project that will use a combination of 3D printing and biomimetic design to create fast-cooling injection molds that speed up the manufacture of plastic products, while reducing energy use.