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Our biomimetic R&D expertise

Bioxegy, expert and pioneer in biomimicry in France

Bioxegy Biomimétisme

Since 2018, Bioxegy has continually developed its unique expertise in biomimetic R&D, and thus has a methodology proven through more than 80 projects carried out with our industrial partners !

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In order to promote the rapid development of efficient and tangible biomimetic solutions for our partners, our methodology is schematically divided into
4 “Phases” that accompany the rise in maturity of bio-inspired technology

from pre-concept to industrialisation. 

 

Discover our expertise :

PHASE 1

PHASE 2

PHASE 3

PHASE 4

Pre Biomimetic
Study

Advanced Biomimetic Design Study

Proof-of-Concept (POC), Experimental Project

Proof-of-Concept (POC), Experimental Project

PHASE 1 : Pre Biomimetic Study

PHASE 1

PHASE 2

PHASE 3

PHASE 4

Pre Biomimetic
Study

Advanced Biomimetic Design Study

Proof-of-Concept (POC), Experimental Project

Proof-of-Concept (POC), Experimental Project

Objective 
-
TRL 1 - 3 

Unfolding
-
3 - 6 months

Phase 1 is often the first format of collaboration between Bioxegy and an industrial partner. The purpose is to resolve one or more industrial problems thanks to biomimetic pre-concepts and developmental approaches formulated by Bioxegy. It is then about selecting the most promising project for the development of a high-performance technological solution. 
 

Throughout Phase 1, Bioxegy familiarises itself with the specificities of its partner (products, constraints, industrial environment, etc.) and uses its expertise to provide possible solutions to the industrial problems submitted.
 

Common types of results

In Phase 1, Bioxegy is able to carry out its work almost autonomously after the launch of the project. A mid-project workshop allows us to prioritise and select the most promising biomimetic avenues in consultation with our partner. 
Bioxegy then finely formulates a biomimetic pre-concept which will be developed in Phase 2.

The results at the end of Phase 1 can take different forms depending on the type of subjects covered and the needs of our partner: 

from a simple technical note supported by the latest work of scientific experts to pre-dimensioning validated by finite elements or CFD simulations.

PHASE 2 : Advanced Biomimetic Design Study

PHASE 1

PHASE 2

PHASE 3

PHASE 4

Pre Biomimetic
Study

Advanced Biomimetic Design Study

Proof-of-Concept (POC), Experimental Project

Proof-of-Concept (POC), Experimental Project

Objective 
-
TRL 3 - 4 

Unfolding 
-
4 - 12 mois 

Most often following a Phase 1, Phase 2 consists of continuing the development of an biomimetic technology that has been identified and considered promising.

The objective of Phase 2 is to demonstrate and precisely characterise the performance of a biomimetic concept in the specific industrial case submitted by our partner.

Common types of results

The progress of Phase 2 depends on the type of expected results and the collaboration method collaboration with our partner. 
 

In particular, we have the expertise to be autonomous in modeling and simulation work, with workshops and steering committees organized as necessary. In the case of experimental studies, we can work directly with the laboratories and technicians of our partners, or in contact with third-party academic partners depending on the needs of the project.
 

Depending on the level of maturity at the start of the project and the type of technology considered, advanced design can take many different forms: analytical modeling, numerical simulations, algorithm development, chemical formulations, first prototypes, implementation of an experience plan, partner benchmark, etc.

PHASE 3 : Proof-of-Concept (POC),
Projet Expérimental

PHASE 1

PHASE 2

PHASE 3

PHASE 4

Pre Biomimetic
Study

Advanced Biomimetic
Design Study

Proof-of-Concept (POC), Experimental Project

Proof-of-Concept (POC), Experimental Project

Objective 
-
TRL 5 - 6

Unfolding

-
3 - 18 mois 

Phase 3 can follow various objectives depending on the projects, partners or industrial context. 
Usually it will 
consist of carrying out a proof of concept (POC) which are the first industrial demonstrators of a successful biomimetic concept.

The progress of a Phase 3 is extremely project-dependent and must be defined on a case-by-case basis with our partner. Bioxegy thus ensures the handover of the R&D work carried out and supports the industrialisation of the biomimetic concept.

PHASE 4: Design Iteration and Industrialisation

PHASE 1

PHASE 2

PHASE 3

PHASE 4

Pre Biomimetic
Study

Advanced Biomimetic 
Design Study

Proof-of-Concept (POC), Experimental Project

Proof-of-Concept (POC), Experimental Project

Phase 4 is considered on a case-by-case basis in order to support the scaling-up and industrialisation of technologies developed in previous Phases.

Through these 4 Phases, Bioxegy is able to support the rise in maturity of a technology throughout all its stages of development. We thus provide expertise that is complementary to yours in order to co-build your future innovations together and support you in your strategic areas of development: new technologies, incremental innovation, improvement of the user experience, eco-design, evolution of standards, etc.

Our experience of the industry built alongside numerous partners, all sectors combined, allows us to evolve as autonomously as possible in order to limit the workload on your teams at best. 
 

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We also offer biomimicry training to enable your teams to discover and acclimatise to our method on cases close to their issues through a one or two half-day workshop. This is the ideal format to discover biomimicry in a concrete way before a more specific development project!

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