Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul.

The core idea is that nature has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with. Animals, plants, and microbes are the consummate engineers. After billions of years of research and development, failures are fossils, and what surrounds us is the secret to survival. ~ 2018.

Bronzeville Energy Collaborative is passionate and determine to develop smart technologies that model’s the native systems that we, humans, are replacing. We are more than a think tank of academia, but we are a body bent on delivering sustainable products, services, systems and sustainable businesses for Bronzeville and the greater Chicago area.

We believe that borders are political demarcations, not lines delineating separated networks and ecosystems. Interconnectivity extends beyond boundaries and borders. This is the real world we live in today. Our systems, technologies and interconnectivity must reflect this reality. We must model nature’s sustainable technological brilliance if we are to meet the challenges of urbanization and its limited resources. ~ Ellington H. Ellis