THE GASTON BERGER PLENARY

2022 maintains its format of large plenary sessions for institutional presentations, conferences, round tables and lectures.  

The 2022 programme will be a continuation of previous editions, rich, surprising, enthusiastic, hybrid, ... and as usual through various testimonies, from researchers, explorers, philosophers, anthropologists, entomologists, biologists, startups, R&D and CSR managers ...


General Vision Gaston Berger 2 DAYS


9h / [ DOOR OPENING


9.45am - 10am [ OPENING

[INTRODUCTION TO THE DAY

Launch of the 7th edition. 

>> Definition, news and trends of biomimicry, presentation of the programme.

Alain RenaudinFounder of Biomim'expo, President and founder of NewCorp Conseil. 

With the pleasure and honour of welcoming Gilles Boeuf as a special guest to open the 7th edition of Biomim'expo 2022!

Gilles BoeufPresident of Ceebios. Biologist, Professor at Sorbonne University. Former President of the National Museum of Natural History. Member of the Scientific Council of the French Office for Biodiversity.


10:00 - 10:30 a.m. // BIG WITNESS [ AND US IN THE BIG BOOK OF EVOLUTION?

I am very happy to welcome Guillaume Lecointre to introduce the debates, conferences and reflections of our 7th edition of #Biomimexpo! Our era is indeed asking us questions about our future, and in order to answer them, we must undoubtedly reexamine our past, our evolution and our place in the middle of (and not above) the kingdom of life.

How do we 'reset' things so that we no longer see ourselves as a separate or superior species but rather 'reintegrate' ourselves into the living world; what is evolution and what are the great lessons to be learned from it; what are these famous 'great principles' of life, which we like to think of as the specifications for performance and resilience?

These are all fundamental questions for laying the foundations of a method, a state of mind and a work of reflection and innovation on the paths of #biomimicry. Drawing inspiration from living beings to innovate and rethink our own future as a species is undoubtedly first and foremost a matter of reconsidering our rightful place and our interconnections and cousinship with all living beings.

... this is where biomimicry takes us and invites us and this is also where it becomes dizzying and brilliant! Thank you very much in advance, dear Guillaume, for this introduction in the form of both a compass and a questioning...

Some recommendations from recent books:

📚 " A Critical Guide to Evolution 2nd edition "Under the direction of Guillaume Lecointre, published by Belin Education.

📚 " The living world "Bruno David, Guillaume Lecointre - with France Culture and the National Museum of Natural History - published by Grasset.


10.30 - 11.15 am [ THE FASCINATING AND INSPIRING WORLD OF INSECTS

"One often needs someone smaller than oneself"... Jean de La Fontaine was right! We are often more sensitive to the "big beasts" to whom we may feel closer and who often move us ... but insects of all kinds are not only just as fascinating and captivating but above all indispensable to life and sources of passion and inspiration. Whether it is their amazing physical capacities, their "mechanics", their talents as engineers, architects or pilots, their modes of organisation or communication ... the world of insects has a lot to teach us if we want to take the trouble to look into it a little.

Serge Berthierphysicist, professor emeritus at the University of Paris-Diderot, researcher at the Paris Institute of Nanosciences (INSP: UPMC/CNRS).

>> Insects are also incredible "manufacturers" of materials with multiple functions. An overview ...


Johann FournilCommunication and Partnerships Director, M2I Life Sciences.

>> Taking inspiration from insects to protect our biotopes without destroying biodiversity?


Virginie Courtier-OrgogozoDirector of Research CNRS. Associate Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique. Institut Jacques Monod - CNRS UMR7592 - Université Paris Cité

>> The glue of Drosophila flies: a promising model for developing new bioadhesives.


11:15 - 12:15 [ INCREDIBLE PLANTS!

They took a long time to emerge from the waves to colonise dry land, they are said to be more robust in adapting to climate change, some dare to speak of intelligence, they are experts in mathematics and network strategies ... plants are modest and discreet in appearance, yet they are prodigiously gifted in just about everything, and we are in the process of rediscovering them, for they are surely also a powerful ally in the future of man.

Téva VernouxDoctor in plant biology, research director at the CNRS. Hormonal signalling and development" team within the Reproduction and Development of Plants laboratory (RDP - ENS Lyon)

>> Growth, organisation, structure ... plants are incredible strategists


Ludovic VincentAgronomist, Researcher. CEO, co-founder of BIOMEDE, bio-engineering for the environment, phyto-extraction, soil decontamination.

>> What if plants were our best allies in depolluting and regenerating the soil?


Éléa HéberléDoctor in molecular biology, researcher in ethnopharmacology, founder of the website leplantoscope.fr.

>> Plants deserve to be heard.


Programme in progress. Other speakers to follow.


12.15 - 12.45 pm [ JT - BIOMIM BREAKING NEWS

In the style of a TV news programme, reviews and follow-ups of a few projects and entrepreneurial adventures in the news ... Project launches, new discoveries, revolutionary applications, fundraising, new partnerships ... the world of biomimicry is in full swing.

We will have the great pleasure and honour to welcome the winner of the European Inventor Award 2022 in the category "Research": Claude Grison.

Chemist, Director of Research at the CNRS, Professor at the University of Montpellier-II, Scientific Director of the company Bioinspir and a leading figure in bio-inspired research, Claude Grison will explain his ground-breaking and revolutionary research on depolluting plants and the circular ecocatalysis they enable. A series of meetings and discussions will take place on the stand of the organiser, NewCorp Conseil, following the JT.


Yves TrousselleRegional Councillor for Social Responsibility. New Aquitaine Region.

>> The New Aquitaine Region, historical partner of Ceebios and Biomim'expo: biomimicry at the service of innovation, territorial animation and transition. News and perspectives.


More speakers to follow.


1pm - 2pm [NATURE = FUTURE FILM SCREENINGS

La Belle Société Production and NewCorp Consulting offer you the opportunity to enjoy the Louis Armand plenary (level S3) transformed into a cinema during lunchtime to (re)discover the films Nature = Future thanks to a special Biomim'expo montage.


2.30 - 3.30 pm [ NATURE INSPIRES US, IT DOES US GOOD TOO

How can we take care of someone we have lost sight of, someone we have forgotten, something we no longer know, something we no longer pay attention to? ... Humanity is rediscovering through ecological, climatic, political and social crises that its destiny is linked to that of Nature, of the rest of the living world, and that this contact is vital and beneficial, in order to draw inspiration from it in order to innovate, but also quite simply to breathe, contemplate, soothe ourselves and rediscover deep time and harmony.

Florence Karras. Founder of Canopsia. Manager of Domaine de Fresnoy. Entrepreneur with impact

>> What does it feel like to spend a year immersed in the heart of nature? Testimony and feedback.


Henri Landes. Co-founder with Fanny Agostini of LandestiniCSR and local authorities consultant, teacher of sustainable development at SciencesPo; Author of " Re-populating the countryside How to organise the urban exodus to respond to the ecological emergency", published by the Observatory.

>> What if going back to basics was the answer? personal testimony and analysis.


Philippe Grandcolas. Director of research at the CNRS; Director, Institute of Systematics, Evolution and Biodiversity of the National Museum of Natural History; Deputy Scientific Director of the Ecology and Environment Institute; Member of the Scientific Council of the OFB and Ceebios .

>> Why and how the health of the human species and its future depend on the health of its environment: what the study of the relationships between living communities and their evolution teaches us.


Hélène Soubelet. Veterinary Doctor. Director General. Foundation for Biodiversity Research (FRB).

>> How to preserve a biodiversity-rich and sustainable ecosystem?


Anthony Delacambre. General practitioner (Rostrenen and Groupement des Hôpitaux de l'Institut Catholique de Lille), member of the Planetary Health Alliance.

>> For Nature to be good for us, it must also be kept healthy. How can we find the right balance and rethink our relationship with the world?


Programme in progress. Other speakers to follow.


3.30 - 4.30 pm [ THE OCEAN ... MUSE AND FUTURE OF HUMANITY

Water has been the origin of life for 3.8 billion years, and today it is the source of many of our problems, which potentially endanger many animal and plant lives, including ours as a species! The ocean, the cradle of life, has also lulled our imagination. Taking care of it, restoring it, recharging our batteries, drawing life lessons from the prodigious evolution and adaptation capacities of marine life, also means working on the imagination of a more harmonious and reconciling future, a marine future at the service of Life on Earth.

Déborah Pardo. Scientist. Explorer. Environmental Leadership Accelerator. Founder of Earthship Sisters.

>> How to combine science, the sea and female entrepreneurship to change the world.


Anthony CourtoisPresident of Polymaris biotechnologies.

>> Marine micro-organisms to the rescue of plastic pollution.


Susana FernandesProfessor and researcher, Director of the MANTA (Marine Inspired Materials) Chair. University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA)

>> What marine organisms can teach us to imagine the innovative bio-inspired materials of tomorrow.


Yves ParlierNavigator and founder of Beyond the Sea

>> New energies from and for the sea.


Cécile Bury and Victory of Lapasseco-founders of Neptune Elements.

>> The superpowers of seaweed on your plate

A tasting will be offered on the NewCorp Conseil stand (reception level S1) after the conference 🙂 a must try!


16:30 - 17:30 [ THE FOREST, DO YOU REALLY KNOW ITS SECRETS?

The forest! This galaxy just a few steps away from us, a veritable concentration of life, of all scales and forms, and an incredible network of vertical and horizontal connections, of fauna, flora and fungi. These forests were born some 350 million years ago, and are nowadays fragile, sometimes even endangered. A journey into this fantastic universe, so close and sometimes so far away.

Francis MartinHe is a microbiologist, Research Director at INRAE, Scientific Director at Beijing Forestry University and Associate Professor at the Subtropical Forestry Research Institute in Hangzhou (China). He explores the symbiotic interactions between trees and fungi and develops integrated research to better understand the mechanisms governing the evolution of forest ecosystems in the face of environmental change.

>> The tree, a symbiotic forest in itself


Xavier MorinXavier Morin is a researcher in forest ecology at the Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE Montpellier), CNRS, Montpellier. He is particularly interested in the impact of climate on trees and forests, and the role of species diversity on the functioning of the forest ecosystem. He is also President of the NGO " Canopy Living Forests" a new organisation founded in 2018 that emerged from the critical need to build a citizen counter-power to better protect forests in France and around the world.

>> adapting forests to the effects of climate change.


Anaïs Faure RevelAnaïs Faure Revel is an international agro-development engineer and agroforestry consultant. Anaïs Faure Revel assists farmers in the South-West of France in the development of agroforestry on their farms. She is particularly interested in innovative cropping systems that include trees and plant associations, as part of the response and solutions to the major environmental challenges facing the sector.

>> What can we learn from ancient agroforestry practices in South America and Africa, and how can we develop this practice in France among farmers and breeders?


Véronique PereiraHead of the projects and services department at the IGN (Institut national de l'information géographique et forestière)

>> Presentation of the very innovative and ambitious national LiDAR HD programme for 3D mapping of the entire soil and subsoil of France. To see France and its forests as you have never seen them before.



5.30 pm - 6 pm [CLOSING DAY 1

Surprise guests

Group photos

  • The photo of the Ceebios members on stage.
  • The photo of all Biomim'Challenge winners (2017 and more)

7pm - 9pm [ NETWORK COCKTAIL

Biomim'expo is also a family reunion, that of the great cousin of biomimicry. So let's take advantage of this two-day event in 2022 to get together for a drink and a good time.

Special and separate ticket to please contribute to the rental and catering costs. To be taken on the ticketing.


9h / [ DOOR OPENING


9.45am - 10.30am [ WHEN INTERACTIONS CREATE LIFE

In biodiversity, the important thing is "diversity". It is this wealth of living organisms, of all sizes and types, which is essential to life. But without links, exchanges, connections, flows ... this diversity would be sterile, weak, impoverished. Whether it is in the earth we grab with our hands or on the surface of the skin of those hands, life, diverse and intermingled, is beneficial to life.

Marc-André SelosseProfessor at the University of Montpellier II and at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN) - "Diversity, plant and fungal evolution" team of the Institute of Systematics, Evolution and Biodiversity (ISYEB); Chevalier du mérite agricole

>> And what about the future of humanity comes from the microbial life of the soil?


Justine LipumaCo-founder and CEO SAS Mycophyto. Board member of La Ferme Digitale.

>> Reinventing tomorrow's agriculture with mycorrhizal fungi, natural plant biostimulants.


Carine JacquesConcept and Innovation Manager, Pierre Fabre DCPC

>> Maintain and stimulate the interactions of the skin microbiota for healthy skin.


10.30 - 11.30 am [ WILL THE CITY MAKE HISTORY?

The city is the habitat of our species for the majority of humanity. It is also, and for the majority, the main emitter of greenhouse gases and consumer of resources. So, are the cities we build burying us alive? The challenge is immense, it is also exciting, and it is mobilising more and more actors, but are we moving forward fast enough? The ecosystem is talking, but is it changing in depth? What is it really doing? Are we ready to face the future?

Philippe ClergeauProfessor of the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Centre for Ecology and Conservation Sciences. Consultant in urban ecology (to be confirmed)

>> The city must once again become a living, regenerative ecosystem.


Laurent Hussonco-founder of The Climate Company.

>> How satellite data help to map climate risks on an urban scale, to anticipate and establish locally adapted climate plans.


Donald FrançoisPresident and Founder of SerenySun Energies.

>> A new model of local collective self-production and self-consumption to produce 30 to 50% of energy where we live and work. Presentation of the experimental project.


Programme in progress. Other speakers to follow, notably on the link between the City, Nature and Human Health.


11:30 - 12:15 [ BIG DATA BANG: THE AMAZING BIO-INSPIRED CAPABILITIES OF STORAGE AND SHARING!

We are sharing more and more information, knowledge, messages, etc. This is an energy bomb and the digital arms race is a colossal drain on resources. But sharing information, communicating and detecting is also a vital activity for living organisms, which have developed extraordinary capacities to do this much better than we have! faster, more frugal in storage and energy consumption, more sustainable. Amazing capabilities that are already inspiring the tools of tomorrow, unimaginable yesterday.

Damien QuerliozResearcher in electronics. CNRS Bronze Medal 2017. CNRS Research Fellow at the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Centre of the University of Paris-Saclay.

>> Towards a bio-inspired artificial intelligence of neurons and synapses that is ultra energy-efficient?


Stéphane LemaireCSO & Co-Founder of Biomemory, CNRS Research Director.

>> Biomemory, the future of data storage? A disruptive innovation capable of storing data on DNA, with a density a million times greater than that of any SSD or magnetic tape.


Marc AntoniniDirector of Research CNRS. Laboratory of Computer Science, Signals and Systems of Sophia Antipolis (I3S). Programme Director of the PEPR "MoleculArXiv

>> To make the French academic and industrial research ecosystem (IT, chemistry, biology, nanotechnologies, microfluidics) a key player in polymer storage on an international scale.


12.15 - 12.45 pm [ JT - BIOMIM BREAKING NEWS

In the style of a TV news programme, reviews and follow-ups of a few projects and entrepreneurial adventures in the news ... Project launches, new discoveries, revolutionary applications, fundraising, new partnerships ... the world of biomimicry is in full swing.


Antoine Albeau, the most successful French sportsman with 25 world crowns in windsurfing, and Marc Amerigospeaker and engineer, entrepreneur, UltraPerformance specialist, both co-founders of Zephir Project.

>> Inspired by the UltraPerformance of living organisms to reconcile High Performance & Eco-responsibility. You will be surprised by the link between world records in sliding, high performance sports and the environment.
level, bio-inspiration, engineering and industry of tomorrow!


Amélie Colle, Manager & consultant. Vertigo Lab.

>> Biomimicry: what socio-economic and environmental impacts on the French territory? Presentation of the main findings of the study conducted under the supervision of Ceebios and financially supported by ADEME.


Olivier BocquetDirector of the ROUGERIE+TANGRAM Lab.

>> Presentation of the " Floating reef " project, the ecological mooring buoy to the rescue of the Posidonia meadows and their biodiversity. (a project supported by Pure Ocean)


Other stakeholders to follow.


1pm - 2pm [NATURE = FUTURE FILM SCREENINGS

La Belle Société Production and NewCorp Consulting offer you the opportunity to enjoy the Louis Armand plenary (level S3) transformed into a cinema during lunchtime to (re)discover the films Nature = Future thanks to a special Biomim'expo montage.


2.30 - 3.30 pm [ FORK IN THE ROAD OR MAKE THE INNER REVOLUTION, DO YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE?

In order not to be associated with, or even participate in, a world that is not changing fast enough and that would put their future at risk, several groups of students from leading universities have expressed their refusal to work for large companies whose commitments to ecological and climate issues they consider too weak. We discuss and share our points of view on this latest episode, which is part of an already long history of generational challenges (but which until now have tended to focus on the political sphere), and which is generating a division on the best position to take, externally or internally, to participate in the transition. What if both were useful? Are young graduates aware of the CSR policies of large companies? Is there a risk of losing talent? How are the grandes écoles reacting?

Arthur GossetAuthor and Director of the film " BREAKDOWNS" accompanied by one of the film's 'characters'.

>> Why and how do new generations of graduates want to change the world?


Laurent ChampaneyPresident of the Conférence des grandes écoles (CGE), Director General of Arts et Métiers.

>> The grandes écoles face the new expectations of graduates and the new challenges of transition.


Pierre VerzatPresident of Syntec-Ingénierie (pending)

>> Companies have already made the switch.


Programme in progress. Other speakers to follow, representatives of large companies or HRD.


3.30 - 4.30 pm [ BIODIV, BIOMIM & CLIMATE, WHY IS IT LINKED AND WHY SHOULD WE BE INSPIRED BY LIVING THINGS?

For a long time, Biodiv and Climate issues have been running in their own lanes, with their own bibs, coaches, supporters and flags ... but what if it was a team race instead? What if instead of counting the airtime of climate "against" biodiv, IPCC "against" IPBES or IUCN, we linked the subjects? What if we considered them mutually? What if, for example, we thought of biodiversity as a solution to the climate problem and not as 'another' problem... why and how can we draw inspiration from living things to serve living things themselves and the challenges facing human beings? What can biomimicry contribute? What contributions can we expect from our ecosystem? Presentation of the scenarios, explanations, and call for projects.

Audrey CoreauDirector of Acteurs et Citoyens. French Biodiversity Office (OFB).

>> Why is it essential to fight against the erosion of biodiversity, including to slow down global warming and its consequences? How can socio-economic actors act?


Iman Bahmani-PiasecznyCoordinator of the Research, Innovation and Future Investment cross-cutting unit. Ademe.

>> Transition(s) 2050: presentation of the 4 scenarios for achieving carbon neutrality.


Kalina RaskinD. General Director of Ceebios.

>> Carbon management in and by living organisms. Why is this an inspiring model for human challenges?


Emmanuel DruonDirector of Pocheco.

>> When biodiversity is at the heart of a company's circular economy model ... testimony and feedback from a pioneer and passionate player.



16:30 - 17:30 [ DO WE SUCK AT SCIENCE?

How can we be inspired by a living being that we no longer study? How can we rethink our community of destinies with unknown travellers? How can we worry about the massive and deadly extinction of biodiversity without giving ourselves the means to better understand it in order to better save it? The teaching of life sciences is following the same curve as life itself: in free fall! It's not just MPs and 'bosses' who are bad at climate or biodiv, it's the whole community that needs to go back to school, and above all to reawaken and reenchant the teaching of these vital yet neglected subjects.

Marc-André Selosse Professor at the University of Montpellier II and at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN) - "Diversity, plant and fungal evolution" team of the Institut de systématique, évolution, biodiversité (ISYEB); Chevalier du mérite agricole. President of the Biogée Federation.

>> What the Federation " Biogée "proposes "Science for Society".


Philippe BertaGeneticist, university professor, deputy of the 6th constituency of the Gard.

>> Can we legislate on the teaching of knowledge?


Katia AndreettiAnthropologist. Doctoral student in political science Panthéon-Assas Paris II - Cersa
Parliamentary assistant.

>> What does our relationship to science and knowledge say about us?


Stéphane SauvagèreLecturer in Biology at Unimes University / Engineer in Biotechnology - Biology. R&D Manager / Head of Professional Training in Molecular Biology and Microbiology (Nîmes DNA School).

>> What do the students want?


5.30 pm - 6 pm [CLOSING

We are not going to end Biomim'expo as such an event usually does.

We propose to change, to innovate, and to offer you a format ... more ... lively, choral, open, participative ... get ready!

Final group photo on the main stage.