Sustainability.  Innovation.  Nature.

We are a research-driven consultancy specializing in innovation and creativity for sustainability.  Through the convergence of innovation management, design thinking, and nature-based decision-making, we enable our clients to develop systemic solutions.  Using ecological principles and globally place-based perspectives as our guide, we help our clients to reconfigure supply chains, enhance operational processes, and plan for resilience in a changing business landscape.

Updates + News

**New Book Release**

Bioinspiration in Business and Management:

Innovating for Sustainability

by Taryn Mead, PhD

Check out this research-based, practical guide to nature-inspired innovation.  This book was created for a busy management, sustainability, or innovation professional who is seeking a succinct guide to applying nature inspired innovation in their organization.  It is a high-level overview of the field based on 10 years of professional experience and 4 years of intensive PhD-level research into bioinspiration in business settings.  Buy the book here.

**Online Course**

Biomimicry for Designers 

offered through the Minneapolis College of Art and Design

 

 

Join Symbiosis founder Taryn Mead for a 5-week online course through the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) this spring - April 2-May 8, 2018.  Available for university credit through MCAD's Continuing Education program.  Enroll in the course here.

sym·bi·o·sis  [sim-bahy-oh-sis]



[Greek: sumbiosis, companionship, from sumbioun, to live together : sun-, syn- + bios = life.]

1. Biology. A close, prolonged ecological relationship  between the individuals of two (or more) different species.



2. Human. Interdependent or mutually beneficial relationship between two persons, groups, etc.