Senior Mechanical Engineer and Sustainability Specialist, Seth GaleWyrick, was invited to speak at the Design in Plastics 2017 conference held at Detroit’s College for Creative Studies from November 6 to 8, 2017.
Seth’s talk, “Biomimicry for Innovation: Good for Business & Good for the Planet,” examined one of the greatest and most overlooked tools for innovation: life. Biomimicry contains the keys to unlocking boundary-breaking design. Elegant solutions have been evolving throughout 3.8 billion years of “R&D” and they’re there for the taking, if you know how to ask the right questions and listen to the answers. Seth inspired the audience with case studies and provided actionable ideas for how they might apply basic biomimicry principles to their own work.
In addition to his 14 years of consulting experience, Seth is a student in the first ever Masters in Biomimicry program at Arizona State. He was also hand-selected for a prestigious two-year professional fellowship taught by the founders of the field. In 2017, he has shared his passion for biomimicry with audiences in Atlanta, Georgia and Portland, Oregon, and he was thrilled to continue to spread the word at Design in Plastics in Detroit. Seth also shares his thoughts on biomimicry on our blog.
About Design in Plastics
Design in Plastics is a business conference that focuses on the challenges and rewards of communication and collaboration between the disciplines of design, engineering, manufacturing, marketing and R&D — all with a view to improving product development. The annual conference will take place this year at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.