The Da Vinci Index & Biomimicry
“Leonardo forms the image of a plant in shapes that emphasize its pattern of growth, implying that the source of change is within matter and not transcendent of it. Leonardo expresses its [Nature's] cosmic operations through its particulars, deriving his understanding of the larger movements from observation of the smaller....” Mary D. Gerard
The Da Vinci Index is a comprehensive database of activity occuring over the past decade and moving forward in fields relating to biomimicry and bio-inspiration. The Index is comprised of four areas of data - number of scholarly articles, number of patents, number of grants, and dollar value of grants. The Da Vinci Index exists to increase awareness of how biomimicry is serving as a bridge between environmental and business interests.
The Da Vinci Index was developed and created by the San Diego Zoo Global, the City of San Diego’s Clean Tech Program, San Diego CONNECT, and Point Loma Nazarene University's Fermanian Business & Economic Institute (FBEI). The FBEI maintains and updates the Da Vinci Index database quarterly.
Please click on one of the following links for additional information on:
- The Da Vinci Index - 2012 Year Total
- The Da Vinci Index 2012 - Q3
- The Da Vinci Index Purpose and Methodology
- The Da Vinci Index 2012 - Q2
- The Da Vinci Index 2011 Year Total
- The Da Vinci Index Press Release Wednesday, August 24, 2011
- "Economists unveil new biomimicry economic index" By James Palen - The Daily Transcript Thursday, August 25, 2011
- San Diego Zoo Global & PLNU Announce Da Vinci Index Q3 Highlights By Christine Spicer - Monday, October 24, 2011
- Autonomous Quadrotors Flying Formations
The Economy & Biomimicry:
The E2 is an emerging program which combines environmental and economic interests and views them not as separate but as integrated and mutually supporting interests. It works to embody solutions inspired by nature to address business problems and provides a bridge between the environment and the economy by raising efficiency and lowering costs. The purpose of this model is to develop the capacity to simultaneously create financial, social, and ecological value. To read more about this new model click here.
For information on the E2 Logo and what it represents click here.
Economic Impact of Biomimicry
Dr. Lynn Reaser presented the findings of her study, The Economic Impact of Biomimicry: A regional, national and international perspective on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the San Diego Zoo. You can view the Executive Summary and download a copy of the report at www.pointloma.edu/economicreports