Claire Janisch is a Biomimicry Professional, founder biomimicrySA. She is a graduate of and a has been an instructor for the international 2-year biomimicry Professionals Program. She currently heads up biomimicrySA and was awarded Regional Network Leader of the Year award at the global Biomimicry Conference in June 2013. Claire works in the areas of strategy, technology & education and is the leading presenter, trainer and consultant for biomimicry in South Africa. As a biomimicry professional she spends her time exploring nature¹s technological genius in diverse ecosystems and shares this new way of viewing and valuing nature through expeditions and workshops teaching & training professionals, students and scholars. She also dives deeper into research for companies and organisations- translating nature¹s innovation and sustainability principles for the design of new products, processes & systems. Claire has a MSc Chem-Engineering in the field of Clean Tech and has worked across Africa as a clean tech consultant. Claire was selected in the Mail & Guardian’s 200 young South Africans 2009-2011. She was a finalist in the Most Influential Women in Business & Government awards in 2012.