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.



Barbara Belvisi

Founder & CEO at Interstellar Lab 

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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.

Pitch at the Biomim'Challenge 2020 final

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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President Independent Living base


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


Institute for Bio-animated Business (IEB)

Taking inspiration from life to manage people

The IEB is a consultancy and research centre for companies. It is run by specialists in organisations and management whose combined skills offer a vast field of expertise covering the whole of the social domain, QWL, agile operations and operational excellence.

Our value proposition is to develop the art of managing people through the most effective principles of adaptability, organisation and functioning in life.

To do this, we identify and study the virtuous, efficient and sustainable development patterns developed by nature, provided by microbiology, neurobiology, paleoanthropology, genetics and neuroscience. We select those that prove to be suitable for transposition into business.

We work alongside senior management to help them integrate the principles of bio-animation. Our constant objective is to enable companies to become the employer of reference in their sector of activity.

Jean-Mary Pierre's presentation at the Biomim'expo digital week 2020



Jean-Mary PIERRE



Biomimicry: an innovative approach for resilient territories

For several years, drawing on its experience with pioneering local authorities, Cerema has been helping to develop and evolve, in partnership, methods to assist in the emergence and design of projects. In 2019, with the help of the Dreal Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes innovation laboratory, it has formalised a "Different projects" approach, which proposes 5 principles to mobilise the resources of collective intelligence and resilience for the benefit of the project.
In this spirit, it has initiated and is engaged in collaborative research-action dedicated to territorial biomimicry. The ambition is to make this trend, which is inspired by life, a new art of designing projects for resilient territories.
This action research is part of a historical moment when the issues related to climate change and the collapse of biodiversity are making us aware that we are reaching our physical, natural and biological limits, with the irreversible degradation of resources.


  • David Nicogossian


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.

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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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Christophe GOUPIL - Speaker 2019

Christophe Goupil is Professor at the University of Paris (Diderot).

After twenty years devoted to the study of dissipative processes in condensed matter physics (superconductors, thermoelectricity), he took part in the foundation of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for the Energies of Tomorrow (LIED), of which he is the deputy director. He is in charge of the DyCo team, which is specialised in the study of coupled dynamics, based on the Onsager formalism, initially in the context of thermoelectric conversion. This work has led to the extension of the formalism to finite-time thermodynamics in other fields such as biology and economics.

For the past four years, the DyCo team has been developing these models through numerous interdisciplinary partnerships within the LIED and with external partners (hospitals, INSEP, French Development Agency (AFD)). Whether it is a macroeconomic model for a finite world [1], or a thermodynamic approach to biology [2], the work of the DyCo team is focused on the conditions of energy use, which is, in itself, a formulation of the second principle of thermodynamics applied to various systems. The question of the operating conditions of thermodynamic systems and the optima of these systems is at the heart of the team's work.

[1] Presentation by Christophe Goupil (LIED, Université Paris-Diderot) at the Energy and Prosperity Chair Research Seminar.
This session took place on 8 June 2018 and was on the theme: Physicists and Economists: in search of a paradigm.

[2] Bio-inspired Research Conference 16-17 December 2015

Intervention of Christophe Goupil at Biomim'expo 2019 :


Urban metabolism: if the city were an animal?

The term 'urban metabolism' is now widely used. Beyond its metaphorical dimensions, it primarily concerns the issues of matter, energy and water.
By considering the functioning of an animal undergoing an effort, we propose to analyse some of the lessons drawn from this bio-inspired view of the living being in its environment. Some of the questions that populate our debates are then shed in a new, sometimes unexpected light: Do circular flows go round in circles? Do metabolisms always function optimally? What is optimal functioning? Why are divergent flows the rule in our cities? Who governs the metabolic dynamics: flows, waste, feedback? Why are buildings not so intelligent and users not so stupid? How do users confirm the second law of thermodynamics?
Beyond purely technical observations, we propose to consider these bio-inspired insights as elements of reflection, which allow us to leave the place of metaphors and anchor our decisions as close as possible to physical realities on the one hand, and social and cultural realities on the other. After all, doesn't urban metabolism mean above all that we are the animals that make our cities come alive?

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