Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The BSI values and supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by the United Nations.
Within the framework of the SDGs, the BSI work areas are generally encompassed by the following Objectives:
Health and welfare
Many people face health risks that have already been overcome in other territories. This situation has improved in the course of the last decades, but under the SDG no. 3, we must keep reducing inequalities.
We are in an evolutionary process of eradicating diseases and other challenges to preserve health. Among other things, the BSI is investigating the reduction of environmental pollution, with the aim of keepingthe air free of waste, for us to drink clean water and to enjoy healthy food.
Quality education is the basis for improving our lives, as well as for sustainable development. Access to it, inclusive and equitable, allows to equip the population with the necessary talent to find new solutions.
Biomimicry presents sustainable solutions to emerging climate problems: the transmission of this knowledge is essential for positive actiondriven from the grassroots of society in order to train future professionals. The BSI generates biomimetic educational content for all educational cycles, from primary to university degrees.
Affordable and clean energy
The BSI is sensitive to/aware of ? the need to promote the development of clean and renewable energies, these being one of the pillars of our research and development projects.
The extraction of energy plays a key role in the preservation of ecosystems. How can this natural resource be used without harming our environment? Its optimization is one of the great challenges that will define the maturity of our future species.
The biomimetic approach takes into account the efficiency of the production processes and ensures their environmental impact.
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
The ability to innovate and think of structures as a framework for ecosystems are essential to establish economic relationships. The living conditions of the world population will depend on this, since industrial progress must be made in accordance with the development of a critical and universal consciousness of our species.
The BSI research team works on biomimetic solutions, in favour of facing climate change: we propose the necessary hybridization of technological progress with ecological progress.
The way of doing biomimetic takes into account the efficiency of the production processes, ensuring their environmental impact.
Sustainable cities and communities
Is the increase and distribution of the world population predictable?
Urban and rural planning is the challenge of renaturing the areas and provides by this answers to the new coexistence units, ways of living and working that can occur both in proximity and in distance. The digital infrastructure implies a guarantee of global connection. How will this affect mobility? Are our cities suitable for everyone? These are questions that go beyond the structural design of the relationship space. We propose the vital community beyond an exclusively productive model.
The participation of users in these infrastructures is key for the development of new modes of relationship. It is no longer just a matter of specialists, but a critical mass of participants has to be taken into account. Thus, through the expansion of functions and their socialization, the organicity of the environment is created in the form of social cohesion.
Responsible production and consumption
The biomimetic objective, in relation to the production and consumption of goods, is to minimize their impact on the ecosystem through the search for bio-inspired solutions.
In addition, there is the promotion of responsible consumption attitudes based on the critical awareness of our species which shares the ecosystem with others.
Biomimetics is therefore a metamodel with which we can observe the whole and createconcrete models for solving problems.
Are weather patterns in a process of accelerated change?
How can we understand this phenomenon from an evolutionary point of view? Do we control the planet or do we adapt to its conditions? This urgent matter is worrying.
It turns out that the populations attitude is changing. People are more aware of this problem than ever and are calling for effective institutional measures to be implemented
There are viable solutions to achieve the objectives of reducing emissions and pollution. To this end, the work of biomimetics is to innovate and provie bio-inspired solutions accordingto the principles of respect for ecosystems.
The oceans shelter a large part of the planet’s biodiversity, so that its habitability is responsive to the ocean’s temperature and chemical composition. Therefore, the protection of marine areas requires regulations and resources that are effective in preventing overfishing and its contamination. Hasn’t the time to launch the alert about this pressing problem already come? How can we deepen awareness of the protection of the seabed? What lessons do we learn for our own survival from the adaptability of ocean species?
Biomimetics finds inspiration in marine organisms, whose knowledge provides new ways to protect them. For the BSI, the protection of the marine ecosystems is a central concern, which is why we propose biomimetics applied to the sea as one of the ventral fields in our research.
Life in terrestrial ecosystems
Forests offer protection for the biological diversity that lives in them. What does its protection entail? Their conservative action and the fight against desertification are an essential part of the BSI program.
Biomimetics, based on the observation of living organisms, promotes the conservation of biodiversity and the balance of ecosystems and furthermore promotes responsible innovation in order to create universal awareness of our own species in symbiosis with other species.
Alliances to achieve the objectives
Any sustainable development project needs the establishment of collaborative relationships between governments, the private sector and civil society. They need to be managed locally and globallyand must be in line with the Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the UN. Now, are these relationships going to be like this in the future or should we open ourselves to other collaborative, non-hierarchical spaces? Self-regulation, based on functions instead of positions, opens up new ways of creating common decision-making spaces.
The BSI promotes collaboration between companies, both in its research mission for innovation and in the dissemination of knowledge and the creation of a critical awareness of our species. We propose a progressive social transformation that takes care of the necessary interrelationships of humanity in constant movement, feeling and thinking about technology from the vital point of view.