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Future of Biomimetics

(Bild: Ernsting/LAIF) (Picture: Thomas Ernsting/LAIF)
(Bild: Ernsting/LAIF)

Biomimetics products have been successful in the market. They are characterized by a high degree of added value and resource efficiency. Hence, the further development of biomimetics products and technologies can contribute in a meaningful way to enhancing the competitiveness and resource efficiency of the economy. In their joint position paper on the future of biomimetics, VDI and BIOKON call on policy decision makers in Germany as well as the EU to create more innovation-friendly conditions to reap the potential benefits that biomimectics offer. The summary lists the most salient points of the paper in English.