Taryn Mead, Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher, giving her presentation on Bimimicry

Local business community joined by alumni to discover how nature has already solved their business problems

Exeter graduates and local business representatives gathered at the second South West @ 6 networking event at the Business School to hear about Biomimicry; the study of emulating the example of nature to tackle human problems.

During networking over refreshments, Randolph Gratton, Head of Partnerships at the Business School welcomed guests and reiterated the importance of the relationship between University academics and local businesses. Keynote speaker Taryn Mead, Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher, then gave an insightful talk about biomimicry and its use as a tool for innovation and sustainability, followed by the opportunity for the audience to pose their questions.

Wendy Scott, from Nettl of Exeter said "Enlightening and intriguing! Taryn Mead gave us an insight into the fascinating world of Biomimicry and commerce by asking 'How would nature solve business problems?' An excellent evening, which certainly stimulated the grey cells".

South West @ 6 is part of a free-to-attend informal networking series aimed at local business people and Exeter alumni, providing guests the opportunity to visit campus and hear an Exeter academic guest speaker. The next event will be taking place this summer, so please see our alumni event webpages nearer the time for more information.

For more information on our events, please email business-school-events@exeter.ac.uk, or for information on opportunities for alumni, please email business-school-alumni@exeter.ac.uk.

Date: 17 March 2016

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