EMMANUELLE PARACHE

Emmanuelle graduated from a business school (TBS+DESS in marketing at TSM). She worked as a marketing and communication manager for more than 10 years before starting a company in the digital and sustainable development field.

She created Biocenys in 2012 and became a beekeeper to be able to design and propose Biocenys' flagship solution, the implantation of hives. With the growing importance of biodiversity to companies, new solutions are emerging (carbon and biodiversity solutions, ecopatterning, etc.).

In 2015, Biocenys developed biodiversity consulting, particularly with developers and planners. At the same time, Emmanuelle is committed to forging links between companies and biodiversity by taking an active part in working groups within the Occitanie Regional Biodiversity Agency and those of the national and regional Medef. Convinced of the environmental stakes and aware that it is the change in each individual that will change everything, Emmanuelle believes that Biocenys can play a role in transmitting and accelerating biodiversity awareness in companies.


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ANTHONY HERREL

Anthony Herrel is a research director at the CNRS and works at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris where he leads the FUNEVOL team of UMR7179.

He studied biology in Belgium and then did several post-doctorates in the United States.

He has edited 4 books and written 20 book chapters and more than 400 scientific articles. His research interests include the evolution of osteomuscular systems and form-function relationships.


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MARION ENZER

After 10 years of experience in social intrapreneurship and CSR, in 2016 I joined "On Purpose", a leadership development programme for social and environmental enterprises.

I did two 6-month missions at MakeSense and Emmaüs France, before joining Fermes d'Avenir to create the Communication & Influence department.

At the same time, I managed the French branch of the Climate Reality Project, an association founded by Al Gore, on a voluntary basis for three years. Within this framework, I give presentations on the climate to schools, companies or during institutional events.


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INTERSTELLAR LAB

At Interstellar Lab, we build modules for sustainable living on Earth and in Space

Environment-controlled pods for crop cultivation on Earth and life support in Space.

Using space exploration design and technologies, we have developed environment-controlled pods able to generate and recycle food, air, and water to support the life of a group of people. Our pods work as fully regenerative habitats that automatically regulate air, pressure, water, temperature, and humidity to create the ideal environmental conditions for humans and plants.

Our pods work stand-alone and can be attached together to form modules. By combining modules, we can support life for larger groups and become a framework for sustainable cities on Earth and, in the future, in space.


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Barbara Belvisi

Founder & CEO at Interstellar Lab 

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barbara@interstellarlab.earth

SPINTEX

Spintex artificially spins the highest performance silk fibres available, through a spider inspired process. 1000x more energy efficient than synthetic plastic fibres, we use no hazardous chemicals with water our only by-product.

These fibres are finding use in sustainable fashion textiles, but due to their high-performance will also address issues in other markets for advanced technical textiles, including lightweight composites for aerospace and automotive industries, and biocompatible medical textiles.

Founded in 2018 as a spinout from the University of Oxford, by co-founders Alex Greenhalgh, Martin Frydrych and Fritz Vollrath, Spintex has consistently been pushing the boundaries of our bioinspired spinning and silk materials to provide much needed solution in sustainable and technical textiles.

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Textiles are a part of almost every facet of modern life, from the clothes we wear to the fibres that make up next-generation materials. Unfortunately this ubiquity comes at an increasingly high environmental toll, with current manufacturing processes using large quantities of petrochemicals, heat energy and unsustainably sourced raw materials. 

Nature offers great inspiration for new textile possibilities, with none more impressive than the spider. This humble creature, by combining only two compounds, water and protein, makes a solution that can be spun into high-performance textile fibres, at room temperature, without toxic chemicals and with water the only by-product.

Spintex nominated for the Ray of Hope Prize 2020

June 16, 2021 - The Biomimicry Institute is proud to announce the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize® award recipient is Spintex Engineering. Spintex is a University of Oxford spinout company that manufactures biodegradable textile fibres for use in fashion and high-performance material applications. As the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize recipient, Spintex has been awarded $100,000 in support of their groundbreaking work.


Company Mimics Spiders to Create Lustrous Faux Silk That is 1,000x More Energy Efficient.

By mimicking how a spider spins silk at room temperature, an Oxford University venture has created a high performance, biodegradable textile that is 1,000 times more efficient than current methods for making man-made fabrics, which emit tons of carbon.

By Good News Network -Jun 26, 2021


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INDEPENDENT LIVING BASE

Mobile, modular, water and energy self-sufficient indoor soil-less cultivation system

Independent Living Base is an AgriTech established on October 1, 2019 that designs, manufactures and distributes Food Containers.

This indoor agriculture solution, in soil above ground, without any chemical products, makes it possible to produce any plant species (fruits, vegetables, aromatic plants, medicinal plants, etc.) continuously all year round.

A Food Container is mobile, modular and autonomous in water and energy.

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Food resources are unevenly distributed around the world. The dominant global agricultural model is based on the extensive use of pesticides and other synthetic chemicals. 

The recent containment with the resulting closure of borders has shown us how vital food sovereignty is for the human race. 

The expansion of certain cultivation areas is done at the cost of massive deforestation. Energy production, often based on fossil resources, is globally polluting. In Western countries, drinking water is lost through relatively antiquated networks.

With this in mind, the Agrotech Independent Living Base teams began to design a solution sustainableownautonomous water and energy, mobilemodular and can produce a large quantity of food of high quality. quality in a very small area and continuously (all year round), regardless of the climate zone.

The values of the Agrotech Independent Living Base arefrugal innovation, l'efficiency, l'adaptability, l'optimizationthe search for solutions that are compatible with environmental protection, a healthy and balanced diet for the whole population, as well as theintegration through work.

The Agrotech Independent Living Base relies on the know-how of its team deeply invested in the environmental protection and the study of biology for many years. 


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Pascal BENVENISTE

President Independent Living base

pascal.benveniste@independentlivingbase.com

AMACYTE

When the Living World enlightens leaders and organisations.

Our vocation: we give impetus to life through a dynamic of new human links in companies

IMPULSER To give impetus, to encourage expansion for a profound renewal in our companies.

NEW LEADERSHIP in a world of limited resourcesThe company has been listening to nature to respect it more and to be inspired by its long experience with species and ecosystems. A new path of innovation!

l'COMPANY We see it as a human community, as a living organism, to realise what makes it unique and different.

Our expertise: consulting * facilitation * individual and group support

AMACYTE supports entrepreneurs, managers and project leaders in transforming their leadership to align their futures and create scalable strategies, in harmony with the vital needs of the planet.

The principles of the living are a source of inspiration for us, inviting us to a change of perception towards the resilience and cooperation of nature. The exciting and borderless approach of biomimicry opens us up to this common consciousness where everything is interdependent and interrelated.

In these unprecedented and confronting times, we share with you with heart our momentum, our experiences this summer and our proposals. With the intention of promoting Living values and be at your side for the the best version of your projects and businesses. 

Discover the return in video of our "Leadership & Nature" learning journey  (10-15 August 2020 - Périgord) and also some keys to a renewal in Leadership.

Facilitated by Anna Matard and Xavier Pineau and a team of nature workshop leaders.
Regenerating Leadership for your projects and the planet

  • A learning journey,
  • A deep encounter with oneself,
  • To explore your challenges, strategies and projects for tomorrow.

Xavier Pineau's presentation during the "when nature inspires management" programme of the Biomim'expo digital week 2020.


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Xavier PINEAU, Founder and consultant

xavier.pineau@amacyte.com

ECOVATIVE

 

Using mycelium - the vegetative part of the fungus - Ecovative has developed a number of innovations, including an environmentally friendly alternative to expanded polystyrene, used by Dell, for example, to pack its computers and protect them from impact.

Myco Foam is 100% biodegradable and returns to the earth as nutrients. Its manufacture is not dependent on oil, unlike conventional polystyrene. Swedish kit furniture giant Ikea has announced its desire to replace its polystyrene packaging with this material.

Other possible uses include: wood/mushroom interlocking for the construction of indoor furniture without formaldehyde (a harmful product found in some furniture); kits for growing your own mycelium at home; and teddy bears with mushrooms!


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MYCOWORKS

 

Fungi have an underground vegetative part, forming a fairly dense filamentous network, the mycelium.

The American start-up MycoWorks, founded in 2013, considers mushrooms as a material. In October 2016, it developed a process for making "leather" from mushrooms. This method of production is not very polluting, but above all it offers an alternative to the use of animal skins.

To produce it, you need to grow mycelium in a mould with a substrate and organic waste as food. The mycelium will gradually become denser and take the shape of the mould. To obtain the final result, the product is dried and then put in an oven to eliminate all the micro-organisms.

This environmentally friendly, biodegradable, low carbon footprint leather is promising, especially since the production obtained from mycelium is obviously much faster (and less deadly 🙂 than that with a cow (for example). For the same size, production takes a few weeks with mushrooms versus 3 years with an animal.


March 2021: Hermès unveiled its new Victoria bag, made of canvas, calf leather and Sylvania, a mycelium leather alter developed with the Fine Mycelium technology produced by MycoWorks!

Post LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/posts/mycoworks_finemycelium-collaboration-hermes-activity-6776198444341186561-7A6E

Press release : https://www.mycoworks.com/introducing-sylvania-by-hermes


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NASA - THE ALBATROSS FLIGHT

NASA Albatross Dynamic Soaring Open Ocean Persistent Platform UAV Concept

This concept investigate the feasibility of a dynamic soaring (DS) UAV that will have an endurance on the order of months.

This capability is enabling for numerous civil missions from ocean and atmospheric science to fishery surveillance and monitoring. Many of these missions are simply not feasible do to the cost of operating a fueled aircraft with limited endurance.

An aircraft such as this could be built in the thousands. They would distribute themselves over the oceans of the planet providing a robust surveillance network that has persistence which is only limited by the reliability of the hardware. This aircraft is based on the Albatross which in habitats the southern oceans by Antarctica.

The typical Albatross weighs about 25 lbs. They have an aspect ratio 16 wing with an 11 foot span. They are estimated to have an L/D of 27. Since there are few static soaring opportunities over the ocean, the Albatross uses a technique called Dynamic Soaring (DS) to maintain flight. Dynamic soaring is a figure eight-like flight maneuver that takes advantage of horizontal wind gradients to maintain flight speed and altitude.

The albatross can travel over 1000 km per day without ever flapping their wings through the constant use of such maneuvers, while able to tack any direction with independence of wind direction The Albatross is also able to lock their shoulder joint to rest their muscles and even capable of sleeping while performing the DS flight maneuvers.

This UAV Concept has the same weight and size of the Albatross and would be propelled by the wind alone utilizing this same DS technique. Tip turbines on the wing tips extract power from the tip vortex to power the payload and recharge the batteries. When the wind dies the aircraft has the ability to safely land on the surface of the ocean. Solar cells will be used to keep the payload and other electronics running. The tip turbines can also be used as propellers to provide takeoff thrust and at other times to provide auxiliary propulsion to allow the aircraft to maneuver away from an obstacle.


Dynamic Soaring: How the Wandering Albatross Can Fly for Free