Janine Benyus is Co-Founder & Board President of The Biomimicry Institute. Janine Benyus is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including 'Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature.' In Biomimicry, she names an emerging discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s designs and processes. Since the book’s 1997 release, Janine has evolved the practice of biomimicry, consulting with sustainable businesses and conducting seminars about what we can learn from the genius that surrounds us. Her favorite role is biologist-at-the-design-table, introducing innovators to organisms whose well-adapted designs have been tested over 3.8 billion years.