V.I.N.E. (Virtual Interchange for Nature-inspired Exploration) is a convergence of researchers who are involved in bio-inspired philosophy, sharing tools and research to enable systematic design of nature-inspired systems.
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V.I.N.E. (Virtual Interchange for Nature-inspired Exploration) is a convergence of researchers who are involved in bio-inspired philosophy, sharing tools and research to enable systematic design of nature-inspired systems. Using a research tool known as PeTaL, V.I.N.E is intended to be a sustainable, cross-geographical, 24×7 online workspace, with nature-inspired exploration as its driving philosophy.
V.I.N.E seeks to solve NASA’s biggest challenges, with the help of subject matter experts from academia, industry, and other government agencies.
Vision, Mission, Objectives
To pioneer nature-inspired pathways for the benefit of All.
With inspiration from nature and natural systems as its driving framework, V.I.N.E. seeks to help solve NASA’s biggest challenges – in collaboration with experts from academia, industry, and other government agencies.
- Establish clusters of researchers, scientists, engineers, and subject matter experts.
- Collect data for the V.I.N.E. design tool, known as PeTaL.
- Select areas of focused biomimetic exploration and/or application to demonstrate application of PeTaL.
- Establish workspaces (both traditional and virtual) where the ecosystem can connect and collaborate.
- Convene annual workshops for stakeholders at a NASA Center or partner meeting space.
V.I.N.E. and PeTaL were first introduced in 2016 at the first annual National Biomimicry Summit and Education Forum for Aerospace – now Biocene, by the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) and Great Lakes Biomimicry, in collaboration with NASA.
If you would like to contact Glenn’s Biomimicry Team, please use this form. V.I.N.E and NASA’s Creativity and Innovation team conduct training to help you incorporate biomimicry into your life. We also have access to subject matter experts and resources in the areas of propulsion, power, materials, communications and life sciences.
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