All the technology we need to create a better world already exists – in nature. Biomimicry engineer Claire Janisch shares her optimism for a future in which design is inspired by the genius of natural systems which capture and store energy, purify water and generate rain using the minimum of effort and materials. Claire is a Biomimicry Professional and sustainability & innovation advisor. She is a graduate of and has been a co-trainer for the international 2-year biomimicry Professionals Program (BPCP). She is the Founder and Director of BiomimicrySA and is the leading presenter, trainer and consultant for biomimicry in South Africa. Claire works in the areas of strategy, technology & education. She researches, translates and shares the genius of nature for product, process & systems innovations. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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