Ep 5: Design Secrets From Nature

Jamie Miller, Founder of Biomimicry Frontiers talks Design Secrets From Nature

There might be a different way of doing things. That’s all that biomimicry really is. It’s just recognizing that what we do may not be sustainable, and there’s a whole textbook of ideas that have been evolving for billions of years.

If there was a wise, practical, and sustainable entity out there that could provide smart and inspiring solutions to our complex lives in the build world, what or who would it be?

Nature has essentially been practicing design throughout billions of years, with millions of “design projects” under its belt. We as a human species have only begun to recognize nature’s brilliance in recent years. In this podcast, Jamie shares what he knows about nature-inspired innovation, biomimicry, and how it could help us create resilient and more sustainable environments in a city.

Jamie Miller is an award-winning designer and founder of Biomimicry Frontiers. He has been trained by Janine Benyus (the author of “Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature”) and has been building biomimicry in Ontario through his consulting, lectures, and workshops since 2007. Jamie taught Canada’s only biomimicry program at OCAD University, during which he earned a PhD degree in engineering that focused on applying systems-level biomimicry to urban infrastructure resilience. His mission is to draw on biomimicry, biophilia, and ecological engineering to “make it better, naturally.”

For a transcribed version of this interview, click here.

Ep 4: Healthier food for all

Matthew You from Agri-Neo sharing insights on food safety

In an era of overly processed foods and an ever growing world population, how can we find a better way of making food safe for consumers to eat while keeping the food’s nutritional integrity? 

This episode I speak with Matthew You from Agri-Neo, a food safety tech company right here at home in Toronto. In this short episode, we discuss food safety specifically through a food processing lens in low-moisture foods. 

Matthew You is the Sr. Marketing manager at Agri-Neo, where a team of scientists, microbiologists, food scientists, and engineers work to create tech solutions for food safety. 

Listen to the podcast above to hear Matthew’s take on how Agri-Neo is helping our world in feeding the world safely!