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Our Work

Building on the emerging science of Biologically Inspired Engineering and organized around six Enabling Technology Platforms, the Institute seeks to leverage the design strategies living systems use to self-organize, adapt, and compete for survival. A deeper understanding of how nature builds and self-organizes will ultimately lead to more effective medical devices that integrate seamlessly with our bodies. It will also enable the development of more efficient ways to manufacture, convert energy, and construct sustainable architecture. Read more...


Enabling Technology Platforms

Education and Outreach

Institute faculty develop innovative educational opportunities that focus on experiential learning in the field of Biologically Inspired Engineering.

Emerging Science

The science behind Biologically Inspired Engineering centers on understanding the fundamental principles that Nature uses to build and control living systems. Read more...

We've won a Webby Award!

Wyss Institute is proud to announce our win in the 2012
Webby Awards in the Science category.