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  • One way of combining biology and business.Need to convince colleagues that a course focused on business belongs in a biology department.
  • Wake Forest University – Liberal Arts University4500 undergraduate – 1500 gradsWake Forest School of MedicineWake Forest Schools of BusinessWake Forest Law SchoolNo Engineering Program
  • As a result of the program review we have a new program. Its called the Office of Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship and it is a collaboration between the undergraduate college, the Schools of Business, and the Office of Personal and Career Development. Teaching and research is carried out in the Undergraduate College and in the Schools of Business and Experiential Activities for the students are available through the Office of Personal and Career Development.
  • Taught first to freshman, then to graduate students, now to juniors and seniors.
  • One way of combining biology and business.Need to convince colleagues that a course focused on business belongs in a biology department.
  • Samara
  • Wake Forest - Bioinspiration & Biomimetics - Open 2011

    1. 1. BIOINSPIRATION AND BIOMIMETICS<br />Learning <br />From<br />Nature<br />
    2. 2. March 2011<br /> Program in Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship<br />Bill Conner<br />Faculty Director<br />
    3. 3. Program in Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship: An Interdisciplinary Collaboration<br />Teaching and Research<br />Undergraduate College<br />Schools of Business<br />Innovation,<br />Creativity<br />Entrepreneurship<br />Office of Personal and Career Development<br />Experiential Activities<br />
    4. 4. Mission Statement<br />We seek to create and sustain an environment that fosters entrepreneurial thinking and action across the campus.<br />
    5. 5. Motto<br />“Any student, <br />any discipline,<br />anytime”<br />
    6. 6. Experiential Programs<br />Seed Grants<br />Innovation<br />Station<br />Student <br />Entrepreneurs<br />Digital<br />Media<br />Labs<br />Internships/<br />Independent<br />Studies<br />Mentoring<br />E-Society<br />
    7. 7. Academic Programs<br />Faculty <br />Seminar<br />Conferences<br />And<br />Workshops<br />Academic<br />Programs <br />Inter-<br />disciplinary<br />Minor<br />5th Year<br />Institute <br />Creativity<br />and<br />Innovation<br />Research<br />
    8. 8. Most Popular Minor on Campus<br />Minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise<br />Core Courses<br />ESE 100 Creativity and Innovation<br /> ESE 101 Foundations of Entrepreneurship<br />ESE 205 Managing the Entrepreneurial Venture:<br /> Start-ups to Early Growth<br />
    9. 9. Electives<br />Minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise<br />Electives<br /> ESE 203 Introduction to Professional Writing<br /> ESE 310 Arts Entrepreneurship<br /> ESE 320 Social Entrepreneurship <br /> ESE 325 Free Trade, Fair Trade: Independent Entrepreneurs in the Global Market<br /> ESE 330 Entrepreneurship For Scientists<br /> ESE 325 Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship<br /> ESE 350 Internship<br /> ESE 391 Independent Study<br />
    10. 10. Mainstreaming the Minor<br />New Courses Cross-listed in Departments<br />ESE 357 Bioinspiration and Biomimetics–Biology, Bill Conner<br />ESE 321 Social Entrepreneurship and the Humanities – Humanities, David Phillips<br />ESE 380 America at Work – History, Michele Gillespie<br />ESE 315 Nonprofit Arts and Education Entrepreneurship –<br /> Romance Languages, Linda Howe<br />ESE 351 Green Technologies – Chemistry, DilipKonepudi and AbdouLachgar<br />ESE 371 Economics – Economics, Robert Whaples<br />ESE 340 Communication Technology and Entrepreneurship – Communication, AnandaMitra<br />ESE 121 Introduction to Computer Science: Mobile Computing – Computer Science, Paul Pauca<br />
    11. 11. BIOINSPIRATION AND BIOMIMETICS<br />Learning <br />From<br />Nature<br />
    12. 12. Definitions <br />Biomimetics – “ The distillation of principles and functions found in biological systems…and the application of this knowledge to produce novel…technologies and new approaches to solving problems.” Slavishly copying nature.<br />Bioinspiration– “ Being inspired by genius of nature but not mimicking the technology precisely”<br />
    13. 13. Readings<br />
    14. 14. Lecture Flow<br />Small<br />Large<br />Nanotechnology<br />Cellular Level<br />Organisms Level<br />Systems Level<br />Networks<br />
    15. 15. Project Flow<br /><ul><li>E-Team Formation – Junior and Senior Biology majors and Entrepreneurship Minors
    16. 16. Ideation X3
    17. 17. Feasibility Analysis X2
    18. 18. Business Model X1</li></li></ul><li>Local Resources: University<br />Cellular Inspirations – Dr. Jed Macosko, Physics<br />My Opportunity: Why Will and Won’t This Work – Pat Dickson, WFU Schools of Business<br />Intellectual Property – Steve Susalka, Office of Technology and Asset Management<br />Properties of Biological Fibers – Dr. Martin Gutold, Physics<br />Nanotechnology – Dr. David Carroll, Physics<br />
    19. 19. Jed Macosko: CellCraft<br />
    20. 20. Local Resources: University<br />Computer Vision and Dragonfly Eyes – Dr. Paul Pauca, Computer Science<br />Optogenetics – Dr. Dwayne Godwin, WFU School of Medicine<br />Biomechanics of Walking and Running – Dr. Miriam Ashley-Ross, Biology<br />Biomechanics of Swimming – Dr. Brad Chadwell, UNCG<br />
    21. 21. Local Resources: University<br />Complexity, Chaos and Fractals – Dr. Paul Laurienti,<br />WFU School of Medicine<br />Algorithms of Swarm Technology – Dr. Erin Fulp, Math<br />
    22. 22. Local Resources: Community<br />Dr. Mark Van Dyke – KeraNetics http://www.keranetics.com/<br />Afton Vechery (student intern) – KeraNetics<br />Dr. Fan Lu – Algaen<br />http://www.algaen.com/<br />Dr. Deepak Jain – Tengion<br />http://www.tengion.com/<br />
    23. 23. Student E-teams: Case Study<br />MapleBlades<br />Billy Oelsner, Biology<br />Billy Conway, Economics<br />Zach Cary, MBA<br />
    24. 24. MapleBlades<br />Implications for Windmill rotor design<br />Applied for Provisional Patent!<br />
    25. 25. Future of the Course<br /><ul><li> Studio Environment Laboratory Section
    26. 26. Scientific Visualization
    27. 27. Motion Analysis
    28. 28. Rapid Prototyping
    29. 29. http://www.centerfordesigninnovation.org</li></li></ul><li>Future of the Course<br /><ul><li>NCIIA Grant
    30. 30. WFU Innovation Fellows Certificate Program
    31. 31. Entrepreneurial Workshops</li></ul>The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Process<br /> Sources of Innovation<br /> Evaluating Innovation Potential: What is a Business Model?<br /> Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Idea<br /> Market Analysis and Market Research<br /> Industry Analysis and Industry Research<br /> Targeting and Positioning: Building a Competitive Advantage<br /> Evaluating the Venture from a Financial Perspective<br /> Going to Market: Creating a Mission, Vision and Strategy<br /> Building a Team and Using Social Capital<br /> Sources of Financial Capital<br /> Presenting Your Venture to Others<br /> <br />
    32. 32. Discussion?<br />conner@wfu.edu<br />