Speakers BiomimicryNL Boost Festival - 23 October 2020
Leen Gorissen - Studio Transitio
About Leens Talk (in English): Natural Intelligence
Mushrooms make rain, whales cool the climate, termites build islands, foxes green the tundra, and plankton create clouds. In Natural Intelligence, Leen Gorissen, PhD in biology, shares the latest breakthrough insights from biology and makes a solid case for why NI, not AI, should be at the forefront of business innovation.
Leen Gorissen, Ph.D. in Biology, is specialized in ecology, transition science, regenerative design and bio-inspired innovation. She is the founder of Studio Transitio, a catalyst that helps organizations and businesses to innovate like nature. She is a frequently asked evaluator of innovation projects by the European Commission, a thought leader on innovation-beyond-the-usual, a strategist and business innovation process facilitator. She has worked for a broad range of clients, including Port of Antwerp, EDFLuminus, nexxworks, Business Leaders, Triodos, Philips, SAS, Portuguese Business Council for Sustainable Development, European Environment Agency, CIMMYT etc and organized bio-inspired innovation sessions in cities across the world including San Francisco, Mexico-City, Perth, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Lisbon, Barcelona, Athens, Helsinki, Utrecht and Brussels. Leen is a student of regenerative design, working with nature to regenerate landscapes, restore soils and promote biodiversity and author of the recent book ‘Building the Future of Innovation on millions of years of Natural Intelligence.’