Creator of biosourced 100% molecules of interest for the cosmetics and fine chemicals sectors

After 15 years of research in ecological chemistry within the ChimEco laboratory, Prof. Claude Grison joined forces with Technofounders to create BioInspir in 2020, with the aim of commercialising the production of biosourced and natural molecules for the cosmetics and fine chemicals sectors.

BioInspir selects certain plant species capable of biosorbing metals contained in natural or industrial effluents. The use of these plants makes it possible to create filters to capture the metals, and from these, to design ecocatalysts used for the soft synthesis of high added value products.

Today, the company has a library of molecules that evolves day by day. New molecules are developed every week, either on a contract basis for clients or on molecules with a high stake for numerous companies.

After securing nearly €1 million in funding in September 2020, BioInspir is developing its molecule library and preparing to scale up to kilo-lab size.

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BIOINSPIR accelerates its growth and secures nearly €1 million in financingMontpellier, 9 September 2020 - The result of 15 years of research by Claude Grison and the ChimEco laboratory, Bioinspir synthesises molecules for fine chemistry from its unique ecocatalysis platform. Only a few months after its creation, the deeptech start-up has secured nearly €1 million in funding to support its first commercial phase. In recent weeks, the start-up has completed a financing round with TechnoFounders Participations, was a winner of the i-Nov innovation competition and was awarded the French Tech Emergence grant. All announcements and information from the press release here

LES ECHOS / SEPT 2020 / Bioinspir invents a plant filter to clean up contaminated water

A spin-off from the ChimEco laboratory at the University of Montpellier, the start-up Bioinspir has developed a plant-based filter to capture metals in polluted water. Designed from invasive aquatic plants, it can then be reused for other applications. Discussions are underway with chemical companies. Suite.

Ecocatalysis, an ecological revolution and green economy ? Claude Grison | TEDxParisSalon
Claude Grison explains Bioinspir at the Biomim'expo digital week 2020




Biomim'expo is a NewCorp Conseil initiative, brand and event.

NewCorp Conseil, a strategy and communication, CSR and Biomimicry consultancy, took the initiative of creating Biomim'expo to promote biomimicry, to reveal the players and the sector of excellence, and to promote research and innovation.

A HYBRID agency At the crossroads of different paths and expertise, we are both a monitoring and forecasting firm to keep an eye on trends, ideas and innovative approaches; a strategy and communication consultancy to enhance and amplify your commitments, actions and projects; and a societal forecasting agency to analyse opinion, identify weak signals, measure expectations and perceptions, anticipate, understand and respond.

A BIO-INSPIREE agencyThis is a new approach based on the lessons learned from the observation of living organisms and their tremendous capacity for resilience. Drawing inspiration from the living world thus becomes an asset and a lever for innovation and paradigm change, a tool for transition accelerator.

NewCorp Conseil has taken the initiative to create Biomim'expo; it identifies news and market opportunities, helps to identify opportunities, accompanies innovative projects, and puts biomimicry at the service of your innovation and development strategies, as well as internal mobilisation and attractiveness. The agency works in symbiosis with the core expertise of biomimicry, sets up multidisciplinary and creative teams adapted to the projects, and positions and proposes itself as a "particle shaker" to generate new ideas.

The portrait page in the Biomim'BOOK 2019 :

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Biomimicry related offers

The NewCorp/Biomim'expo team:

For the Biomim'Challenge :

  • Mia TahanENSCi Les Ateliers trainee at NewCorp Conseil / Biomim'expo,

Art Direction :

  • Florence Garinot, artistic direction
  • Charlotte Domergue, graphic designer

In collaboration with Ceebios:

  • Kalina RaskinGeneral Director of Ceebios
  • Laura MagroDeputy Director for Scientific Development
  • Luce-Marie PetitMaterials Officer
  • Dounia DemsBio-inspired Chemistry and Materials Engineer
  • Estelle CruzHousing Officer
  • Chloé LequetteBiomimetic City Project Manager
  • Anneline Létarddesigner, in charge of design
  • Hugo BachellierTraining Officer and Interregional Facilitator

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During Biomim'expo 2021, Circulab invites you to participate in the Business Resilience Game.

This fun game helps managers and organisations to understand that economic performance should not be the only guide for the company. It is all a question of balance by integrating extra-economic parameters and applying the key principles of organisational resilience, which is what this new game effectively helps them to understand.

The Circulab profile page in the Biomim'BOOK 2021 :



Brieuc graduated from a French business school and is specialized in the design of circular business models. He is a consultant and has authored several books including Activating the Circular Economy (2015). Brieuc's focus is on helping facilitate the integration of the circular economy in companies and their products and services. He has worked with companies such as IKEA, Interface UK, L'Oréal and IDEO.


After completing a Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and working on social and circular economy projects in the construction sector, Justine is now in charge of the development and coordination of Circulab and Circulab Network. She presents at schools and universities on topics such as creativity, innovation and the circular economy. She is also a trainer and facilitator for independent consultants and manufacturers.


Founded in 2009, ekodev now brings together a team of 25 employees and an ecosystem of experts mobilised to transform organisations into engaged, positive impact and resilient actors. We guide you to become a real players in the societal and environmental revolution.

ekodev supports organisations and territories in the development and operational deployment of an ambitious sustainable development strategyin order to meeting new social and environmental challenges.

We guide you through understanding and anticipating societal changes. We support you in the integration of these issues into the management of your organisationBy initiating a CSR approach, by innovating and by initiating a real change of scale for your CSR policy.

The portrait page in the Biomim'BOOK 2021 :

Intervention of Timothée Quellard, Co-founder of ekodev at a Biomim'expo 2020 broadcast. Why and how can companies concretely participate in the regeneration of ecosystems?



Thomas CHAUVEAU, Communication Manager,

Timothée QUELLARD, Associate Director,


Bocage urbain is a modular landscape design that proposes an alternative management of rainwater by creating a synergy between water and vegetation in the heart of the public space.


While climate change is generating increases in rainfall in our temperate regions, the increasing urbanisation of our cities is reducing their natural infiltration capacities. 72.5% of French municipalities have already been confronted with at least one runoff flood. Faced with this situation, elected officials must now implement solutions to remedy flooding.


The bocage landscape is a very efficient hydraulic system in the countryside. Adapting it to the urban environment is an opportunity to manage runoff water on a large scale while developing the territory in an aesthetic and ecological way.

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Elodie Stephandesigner, creator of Bocage urbain.



Interface is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of eco-friendly carpet tiles. Its products combine beauty, innovation and environmental qualities, allowing each company to express its own vision of design. Interface was one of the first companies to make a public commitment to sustainability, pledging in the 1990s to eliminate all negative environmental impacts by 2020.

Known as 'Mission Zero', this strong commitment, shared by all at all levels, enables the company to continually push the boundaries to achieve its goal. Interface is now only halfway to Mission Zero and the company is widely recognised for all its progress. The company's approach to Design and Innovation has earned it numerous awards and accolades such as the Athenaeum Good Design for its Fotosfera and Urban Retreat collections, the 2014 Hermès Innovation Award, in the 'Improving the relationship between man and nature' category for its Net-Works™ programme (the world's first inclusive and collaborative business model), also awarded at the European Business Awards for the Environment in the 'Business Cooperation' category last December.

Presentation by Geanne Van Arket and Eric Rampelberg at Biomim'expo 2018:

Explaining Interface's interest in biomimicry and Biomim'expo:

The portrait page in the Biomim'BOOK 2019 :



Mickaël CORNOU

Marketing Manager France



What Good looks like

"Creating Biophilic Buildings for a Regenerative Future (workshop in English)


As part of a series of workshops on the Living Building Challenge, the Living Future Institute Europe is offering workshops to learn about regenerative design and integrate it into architectural or urban design. Biophilic design is one of the key tools of regenerative design.
How can we create regenerative buildings and living environments using the biophilia approach?

This workshop is aimed at building practitioners such as architects, engineers, planners and material manufacturers interested in innovative and regenerative solutions. It is led by leaders in the Anglo-Saxon green building community through concrete examples while providing tools and techniques applicable to the local French context.

As part of our Living Building Challenge - workshop series, Living Future Institute Europe will deliver a series of workshops to enable participants to expand their regenerative design capabilities and integrate concepts into their practices such as Biophilic Design.

The event includes the following workshop: How to create truly biophilic and regenerative buildings and communities

This workshop is aimed at architects, engineers, developers and product manufacturers interested in innovative and transformative solutions, providing insights from leaders in the green building community through real-world examples while providing tools and techniques that can be applied in the local French context.


  • Carlo BattistiEuropean Executive Director INTERNATIONAL LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE
  • Louise Hamot, Engineer - Architect, Sustainability and Environmental Analysis, Elementa Consulting
  • Estelle CruzArchitect-engineer, Habitat project manager at Ceebios, thesis in progress co-supervised by the MECADEV laboratory of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.

Places are limited to 60 people for this occasion.

The workshop will be conducted in English with possible interactions in French thanks to the translation of Estelle CRUZ and Louise HAMOT.

To register


  1.  Understand the Living Building Challenge certification and how it can be a tool for regenerative design.
  2. Learn to create spaces that reconnect occupants to nature by applying biophilic design principles.
  3. Understand existing AML certified case studies from around the world that have been successfully implemented using biophilic design.
  4. Learn how to incorporate regenerative design practices into your next construction project.


  1. Get a better understanding of the Living Building Challenge certification and how it can be a tool for regenerative design.
  2. Learn how to create spaces that reconnect occupants with nature by applying biophilic design principles.
  3. Learn from projects that have successfully implemented restorative design practices such as biophilic design.
  4. Learn how to incorporate restorative design practices in your next building projects.


The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is a non-profit organisation that works to build a green and regenerative world for all. Using principles of social and environmental justice, ILFI fights climate change by lobbying for a fossil fuel-free urban environment.

ILFI runs the Living Building Challenge, which is the world's most rigorous green building standard. ILFI also runs the Living Product Challenge, the Living Community Challenge and the Reveal, Declare and Just labels. These programmes develop tools for living in a biophilic world in the 21st century.

The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is a nonprofit working to build an ecologically-minded, restorative world for all people. Using principles of social and environmental justice, ILFI seeks to counter climate change by pushing for an urban environment free of fossil fuels.

ILFI runs the Living Building Challenge, which is the world's most rigorous green building standard, not to mention several other programs: the Living Product Challenge, the Living Community Challenge, and the Reveal, Declare and Just labels. These programs develop a green framework for living in a 21st-century world.


What if every act of design and construction transformed the world into a better place?

The Living Building Challenge is the world's most rigorous, proven performance standard for buildings. People around the world use this regenerative design framework to create spaces that, like a biological organism such as a flower, give more than they take.

You can create buildings that produce more energy than they consume, capture and treat all their water needs on site and are made with healthy materials. The Living Building Challenge framework helps create spaces that reconnect their occupants to nature.

What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place?

The Living Building Challenge is the world's most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings. People from around the world use our regenerative design framework to create spaces that, like a flower, give more than they take.

You can create buildings that generate more energy than they use, capture and treat all water on site, and are made using healthy materials. The Living Building Challenge framework will help you to create spaces that reconnect occupants with nature.

The portrait page in the Biomim'BOOK 2019 :



The company eti o'ri manufactures and reinvents flip-flops, sandals and accessories known as "beach" and "travel" to make them environmentally friendly.

Eti o'ri is based on a new creative concept that combines the use of a bio-sourced material made from algae, certified biodegradable/compostable and an innovative design based on biomimicry.

Eti o'ri works in close collaboration with the Enzyme&Co Collective, specialists in the design of objects inspired by nature and in the study of the cycle and end of life of objects.

Eti o'ri implements unique solutions to reduce waste and pollution in the environment.

All eti o'ri products are designed and manufactured in France.




Nathalie Anton