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 ...

Overview Louis Armand 2 DAYS


10.15 - 10.45 am [Biomim'LAB Show #1

Optical components for the industry of the future thanks to biomimicry!

Fabien Paumier is a teacher-researcher and HDR lecturer in the Physics Department of the UFR SFA - University of Poitiers.

"Photonics is everywhere but nobody knows it! In military applications, autonomous cars, smartphones, ... photonics is replacing electronics ... we have the opportunity to create the electronics of the 21st century.

Photonics! ... it's electronics at the speed of light! Explanations and demonstrations during this Biomim LAB Show to discover the design of optical components in 3D architecture inspired for example by the nanometric structures of butterfly wings and lotus leaves!

10.55 - 11.25 am [Biomim'LAB Show #2

Drawing inspiration from dinosaur bones for the high-strength mechanical parts of the future.

Alexandra Houssaye is a paleontologist at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Director of Research at the CNRS, and a specialist in "paleobiomimicry";

Julien Chaves-Jacob is a senior lecturer at Aix-Marseille University, specialising in bio-inspired design.

Presentation of their joint work carried out in partnership with a major industrial group in the aeronautics industry to try to resolve a certain number of issues relating to the wear and resistance of mechanical parts in highly stressed environments and uses.

What if the solution came from the past? The great animals of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods must also have had extraordinary bone structures to be able to move and withstand the incredible pressures of their extraordinary size.

11:35 - 12:05 [ 1 Book - 1 Author

Anne-Sophie Novel

The wilderness survey, why and how to reconnect with the living / Salamandre - Colibris

For over a year, Anne-Sophie Novel investigated to rediscover the links we have with nature. To understand, but also to explore and feel the relationship we have with living things. Like many of us, she is convinced that it is urgent to act and transform ourselves for a more liveable environment and human societies.

Inspired by her two children and nourished by her experiences in the field, the author passes on the most up-to-date concepts and knowledge gathered from those who are making the transition. By meeting with experts, the journalist provides us with a wealth of inspiring and original testimonies and experiences that will give everyone hope for today and tomorrow.

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Conference in Salle Louis Armand, Level S3

Signing session at the Rue de l'Echiquier stand, Level S3

12.10 - 12.40 pm [ Biomim'LAB Show #3

Swaminath Venkateswaran

Agile bio-inspired robots to get around.

Swaminath Venkateswaran is a teacher-researcher at the Ecole supérieure d'ingénieurs Léonard-de-Vinci, has a PhD in mechanical engineering from the École Centrale de Nantes, and is affiliated with the Modeling research group of the De Vinci Research Centre (DVRC).

During this Biomim LAB show, you will see a presentation of his research work which focuses mainly on bio-inspired locomotion approaches for industrial applications! The inspection of pipes and pipelines is of crucial importance, how to choose the right locomotion principle? how to sneak past bends, turns and junctions? ... elephant trunk, caterpillar ... the living world is full of solutions, useful in many fields.

Come and discover these amazing and inspiring works at Biomim'expo. And for more information: LinkedIn ; Google scholar ; GitHub



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.

14:00 - 14:45 [ FINAL BIOMIM'CHALLENGE 2022

The competition for bio-inspired projects, presented during the Biomim'expo and pitched in the final live on stage on 19 October.

Each project has a 3-minute presentation and a few minutes for questions and answers.

The jury deliberates live and gives its ranking after the candidates have passed.

Information and registration still possible.


14:45 - 15:45 [ Graduation ceremony of the Master of Science Nature-Inspired Design ENSCI Les Ateliers

Biomim'expo will have the pleasure and honour of hosting a graduation ceremony, and not just any ceremony! The Master of Science Nature-Inspired Design (NID) from ENSCI - Les Ateliers - classes 1 & 2. A first at Biomim'expo!

A master of science that has seen and is seeing the growth of a true bio-inspired generation of designers and bio-inspired project leaders.

With in particular Maëla comic book artist and creator of the NID & & 2 diploma; Geneviève SengissenHead of Continuing Education at the ENSCI - Les Ateliers, who carries out this NID Master of Science with talent and passion; and Guillian GravesThis is the first time that a trainer has been involved in a project with a supervisor.

Come and congratulate and encourage them.


After the jury's deliberation during the NID graduation ceremony ... the 2022 Biomim'Challenge prize list is revealed!


16:00 - 16:45 [ Conference / Bioacoustic experiment ...

Nicolas MathévonBioacoustician, Professor at the University of St-Etienne, Senior Member of the University Institute of France. Specialist in animal language and behaviour. Director of the ENES Sensory Neuro-Ethology Team at Jean-Monnet University.

>> Let's (re)listen to Nature, she has a lot to tell us.

The speech will be followed by a signing of his book " Animals speak, let's listen to them "published by humenSciences, on the François Sommer Foundation stand (S3)

16:45 - 17:15 [Biomim'LAB Show #4

Translating insect flight into a mathematical equation for innovation in energy performance.

Benjamin Thiria is a lecturer at the Laboratory of Physics and Mechanics of Heterogeneous Media at ESPCI Paris. He is also a lecturer at the École Polytechnique.

Aerodynamics, propulsion, energy efficiency, structural optimisation, bionics ... living beings have developed the art and the way to propel themselves through the air and water with incredible efficiency, energy frugality and mechanical optimisation.

Why are insect wings soft and elastic? Why and how do they deform under the effect of the surrounding fluid? How can wing beats be translated into a mathematical equation? How can we study insect flight in the laboratory to decipher its secrets? How can biomimicry help us study these strategies to find ways of innovating and optimising energy performance?


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.

10.15 - 10.45 am [ 1 Book - 1 Author

Olivier Hamant

The Third Way of Life / Odile Jacob

The cult of performance leads our society to emphasise the values of success and permanent optimisation in all areas. Slowness, redundancy and randomness are then perceived negatively. Olivier HamantIn this book, the author attempts to rehabilitate them based on his knowledge of living processes.

What can we learn from the life sciences? Although there are some remarkably efficient biological mechanisms, recent progress has highlighted the fundamental role of errors, slowness and inconsistencies in the construction and robustness of the natural world. Is life then sub-optimal? How can a biologically inspired sub-optimality constitute a counter-model to the creed of performance and control in the Anthropocene?

In the face of pessimistic observations and environmental alarms, the author proposes courses of action to avoid catastrophe and outlines solutions for a viable future reconciled with nature.

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Conference in Salle Louis Armand, Level S3

Signing session at the Rue de l'Echiquier stand, Level S3

10.55 - 11.25 am [ 1 Book - 1 Author

Vincent Doumeizel

The algae revolution / Editions des Equateurs

Vincent Doumeizel is Senior Adviser "Ocean" at United Nations Global Compact. Director for the Food Programme for the Lloyd's Register Foundation. Author at a book signing.

Wrongly considered as a pollution of which they are only a symptom, algae actually offer us an infinite field of innovation and concrete solutions to meet the major challenges of our time.

If we learned to grow them sustainably, they could feed people, replace plastic, decarbonise the economy, cool the atmosphere, clean the oceans, rebuild marine ecosystems, heal us and provide income for coastal populations...

Algae are probably the world's most important untapped resource. As the first link in the chain of life, they communicate with each other, reproduce and grow very quickly. They do not need food, fresh water, land space or pesticides.

Today, overpopulation and the ecological emergency are leading us to take a new look at this forgotten treasure.

12,000 years ago, man emerged from prehistory by cultivating plants on land. Reconnecting with those of the sea will be a revolution for our civilisation. A seaweed revolution!

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Conference in Salle Louis Armand, Level S3

Signing session at the Rue de l'Echiquier stand, Level S3

11.45am - 1pm [Entrepreneurs' Forum

On stage in front of you, entrepreneurs with innovative bio-inspired projects come to present their innovation, their background, their needs and their development project. 10-minute pitch - 5′ question and answer session.

Mathieu FauveHe was a researcher at the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research until 2009, when he joined Stöckli Swiss Sports AG as Head of R&D.

>> From product innovation to CSR: from a sea turtle that inspires a breakthrough technology for skis, biomimicry has become an innovation tool for transition.  

Emmanuel RoyPresident & CEO Eden Tech.

>> Inspired by the exceptional capabilities of microfluidics to manage and filter large material flows in living organisms, presentation of the Porrima project, a range of revolutionary solutions with unparalleled capabilities for ocean plastic clean-up.

Sidney RostanFounder & CEO Bioxegy.

>> Testimony and feedback from various industrial cases of biomimicry application. Promises and reality of a promising and demanding approach.

Other stakeholders to follow.


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 [ Biomim'Invest - Presentation of the first fundraising report

Biomimicry startups are raising millions. The first cohort of innovative French companies in Biomim Deeptech (bio-inspired innovations with impact) has raised more than €500 million from 70 investment funds, industrialists and support structures.

Preview of the first Biomim' Deeptech fundraising report.

Key figures, summary, testimonials from entrepreneurs and investors, Call to Action for the launch of the Biomim'Invest collective.

3.45pm - 4.15pm [ Biomimicry in the UK ... trends and news

For the first time, a "UK pavilion" is present at Biomim'expo.

Presentation by Richard MacCowan the biomimicry UK network, current trends, and several examples of bio-inspired innovations made in the UK by research laboratories and start-ups.