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Larry Stambaugh: Commercializing innovative solutions inspired by nature

A plenary presentation from SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2013

21 March 2013, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201303.92

 Larry Stambaugh Nature represents an extraordinary source for bold, transformative innovation. Yet there is a translational gap between biology and the development of engineered solutions we can use in the world. Larry Stambaugh will address how the Centre for Bioinspiration is taking inspiration from the nearly 4 billion years of adaptations in nature to develop innovative products and services. As an incubator, the Centre brings together private, public and academic organizations to effectively develop nature's intelligence for the sustainable advancement of mankind, wildlife, and habitats.

Larry Stambaugh is the Managing Director at the Centre for Bioinspiration for the San Diego Zoo Global. He joined the Zoo to establish the Centre that will develop the genius of nearly 4 billion years of adaptations in animals and plants into innovative products and services. The Centre is also developing an incubator model that can be connected around the world to bring together private, public and academic organizations to effectively develop nature's intelligence for the sustainable advancement of mankind, animals, aquatic life and plants. Innovations from the Centre are expected to span the full spectrum of uses by mankind including sustainable materials, life science therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices, energy, architecture, mathematical algorithms, organizational development, high technology, and many others.