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Course module: B-MBIVA
Bioinspiration & Value creation
Course infoSchedule
Course codeB-MBIVA
ECTS Credits7.5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Science; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Graduate School of Life Sciences;
Contact persondr. J.H. Appelman
Contactperson for the course
dr. J.H. Appelman
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dr. J.H. Appelman
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dr. P. Krijgsheld
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Teaching period
JAAR  (03/09/2018 to 29/08/2019)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
Enrolment periodfrom 28/05/2018 up to and including 24/02/2019
Course application processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Waiting listNo
Course placement processdocent
At the end of the course, students should have a profound understanding of:
-              the main developments within and concepts that inform Bio-Inspired Research and Design
-              Bio-inspired research and design methods: you will participate in teams in the Biomimicry Design Challenge
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
-              interpret the outcomes of its own research or design concerning the potential contribution it delivers to the creation of a sustainable circular economy and society.
-              reflect on their role and actions as part of a researchand/or design process.
-              to connect  literature from different disciplines to a scientifically formulated problem. (multidisciplinarity)
To communicate research and /or design results to a wider()non-scientific) audience in a comprehensible manner.
-              to recognize its own role in a group process and, if needed, to adapt to changing circumstances
-              to receive and give feedback.
This course consists of 6 units divided into 2 parts.
Part 1, the units are:
1. Navigation towards personal excellence (competence/personality development)
2. Theory and Philosophy
3. Footprinting
4. Participation in Biomimicry design Challenge
Part 2, the units are:
5. Life cycle analysis
6. Business Canvas modelling
The first three units will be taught after you have completed the mandatory GSLS Introduction.
The last two units will be held in February/March and it will help you to reflect to what extend your major research project contains Biomimetic elements.
Entry requirements
You must have a valid study entrance permit
Required materials
Instructional formats
Instructional lecture

Peer supervision meeting




Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade-

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