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Innovationen - von der Natur inspiriert

Innovationen - von der Natur inspiriert

In Innovating – inspired by nature, new, sustainable, concrete innovations are realized in various cross-border SME branches and thus greatly improve the innovative strength of SMEs. Due to the increasing awareness of Biomimicry as a new development principle and the already established German/Dutch biomimicry network, this project focuses specifically on the development of 8 prototypes with the collaboration of the formed Biomimicry consortium consisting of knowledge institutions and regional project coordinators.

Cell preservation of organs inspired by hibernating animals, saving weight by analysing bones (lightweight construction), bioluminescence using light to scare off and energy-efficient cooling based on the heat regulation of animals. These and other special innovations are inspired by nature will be the inspiration for 8 bionic prototypes.
For 4 billion years, nature has developed many solutions for technological problems ranging from locomotion to detection and from pumps to coatings. Solutions that have proven themselves in practice (“proven technology”) and have proven to be very useful for the development of new products. Biomimicry is an innovation method that uses this proven technology as a source of inspiration for creative, innovative solutions.


Planned project costs

580.000,00 €

Project Duration

8.4.2020 - 30.6.2022


Increase of cross-border innovation in the programme area

Lead Partner

TechnologieCentrum Noord-Nederland

Project partners

Westfälische Hochschule - Gelsenkirchen Bocholt Recklinghausen, Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft für den Kreis Borken mbH, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen , Stichting Novel-T, Emsland GmbH, Grunewald GmbH & Co. KG, Terhalle Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Machinefabriek DT Dijkstra B.V., Berky GmbH, Biotransfer B.V., Agathos B.V., SeedForward GmbH, Tom Evers Holding B.V., Bioclear earth B.V., Haake Technik GmbH, Dycomet Europe B.V.,


Financer Amount
D'Andrea & Evers Design B.V. 0,00 €
Tom Evers Holding B.V. 0,00 €
TechnologieCentrum Noord-Nederland 6.459,93 €
Haake Technik GmbH 26.537,06 €
MWIDE NRW 58.000,00 €
EFRE / EFRO 145.033,37 €
Stichting Novel-T 1.071,48 €
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen 5.939,38 €
Provincie Gelderland 6.000,00 €
Terhalle Holding GmbH & Co. KG 13.525,00 €
Westfälische Hochschule - Gelsenkirchen Bocholt Recklinghausen 21.889,69 €
Provincie Overijssel 18.327,98 €
Berky GmbH 36.480,00 €
Bioclear earth B.V. 36.712,50 €
Grunewald GmbH & Co. KG 8.100,00 €
SeedForward GmbH 28.976,25 €
MB Niedersachsen 58.000,00 €
Emsland GmbH 1.910,58 €
Dycomet Europe B.V. 30.510,63 €
Agathos B.V. 5.504,38 €
Provincie Flevoland 6.000,00 €
Machinefabriek DT Dijkstra B.V. 23.568,75 €
Biotransfer B.V. 25.627,50 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 72.983,92 €
Provincie Groningen 18.327,98 €
Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft für den Kreis Borken mbH 1.516,12 €