What do Van Gogh, Thoreau and de Mestral (the inventor of Velcro) have in common? All 3 great innovators were inspired by nature to create their magnum opus. This week, the Biometry Institute was holding its annual conference to display and explore how future innovations would be further advanced by mimicking nature’s majesty. Recent examples heralded by the Institute include: the Shinkansen Bullet Train (engine design copied from kingfishers); […]
Nature offers a product that enables its users to save money by controlling the use of their air conditioners. Founded by Haruumi Shiode, Masakazu Ohtsuka, and Mash Ohtsuka, Nature is backed by investors that include Daiwa Corporate Investment, Delight Ventures, and Energy & Environment Investment and is headquartered in Boston.