Science Park inaugurated ‘BioInspiración’. Innovate from Nature in Vienna’

Science Park inaugurated 'BioInspiración'.  Innovate from Nature in Vienna'

Granada Science Park (Andalusia) opened today at the Technisches Museum ‘BioInspiración’ in Vienna. Innovation from Nature, which has started its international tour in the city of Austria, the own production of the Andalusian museum, where it will remain until October 2023. With many fascinating examples of science and technology and to introduce our visitors to the possibilities of sustainable application of this young discipline, it is still little known, but very important”, Peter Aufreiter, Director General of the Science and Technology Museum Vienna, stated during the opening of the exhibition.

Science Park Director Luis Alcalá, who attended the opening accompanied by the curators of the exhibition, explained. “Humanity is inspired by nature, aware of the beauty, harmony and perfection achieved by living things through millions of years of evolution. ‘BioInspiración’ shows visitors some everyday solutions developed through trial and error and selection in the ‘Earth Lab’ and guides visitors through the architecture of nature, innovation and creativity. with an incredible journey that converges in various fields such as medicine, space exploration or sports.

The exhibition is part of an international project supported by the Science Park with the two most prestigious science museums in Europe, DASA (Germany) and the Technisches Museum in Vienna (Austria), with the slogan ‘A sustainable future’. Progress, Innovation and Sustainability’.

Through more than 200 objects, technological elements, scale models, audiovisuals, sets, models and interactive modules, ‘BioInspiración’ offers a journey that combines nature, innovation and creativity in various fields such as engineering, robotics, transportation, packaging, energy, architecture. , urban planning, medicine, sports or space exploration.

‘BioInspiration. Innovating from Nature’ presents some of the best examples of this scientific discipline and the cutting-edge technology behind it. The exhibition is structured in six areas: ‘Velcro closure: a classic example of biomimicry’, ‘Transport and technology’; ‘Materials and packaging’; ‘Architecture and design’; ‘Energy saving and environment’; ‘Medicine’; ‘Sport’ and ‘Space exploration’.

As they tour the different areas, visitors will be surprised by the many nature-inspired innovations that we enjoy today. Like how the structure of the thighbone, the longest and strongest bone in our skeleton, inspired the engineers of the Eiffel Tower, or how the long, narrow and streamlined beak of the Kingfisher was the model followed in the design of Japanese trains. bullet. Other objects are the robot, which can grasp any object with the tongue of a chameleon, syringes that do not cause pain thanks to a ‘copy’ of the system used by mosquitoes, or durable helmets that emulate the structure that protects the brain of woodpeckers. will discover the importance of ‘reconnecting’ with nature and learn from nature’s ability to evolve and adapt.

The influence of nature’s beauty on architectural design can also be seen in scale models of buildings such as Tonkin Liu’s Light Tower, inspired by mollusk shells. The exhibition has more than 70 collaborations with the Spanish Science and Technology Foundation-Ministry of Science and Innovation.
institutions, companies and national and international organizations. ‘BioInspiración’, which will return to Granada in 2025, until October 2023 in Austria and 2024 in Germany, reflects the image of Granada, Andalusia and Spain in the European arena as a supporter of scientific culture and international references. exhibition production.

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