A tool inspired from both engineers’ and biologists’ ways of reasoning and
Bridge the gap
Bridge the disciplinary gap between Natural and Design Sciences through a common
framework of reference
Increase biomimetic design teams' efficiency, and so contribute to biomimetics'
implementation and spreading
LINKAGE is a collaborative platform which embodies a cognitif framework combining biologist and engineers reasoning habits.
Doing so, it improves communication within interdisciplinary design teams and supports the
integration of biomimeticians or involvement of external experts.
LINKAGE guides the design team's reasoning during the information's gathering, structuring and
abstraction for the modeling of both technical problems and biological solutions. This tool is based on research findings
and pay specific attention on offering a highly ergonomic content to ease the transfer
from research to practice.
LINKAGE allows design teams to store structured information, references, photos and files to capitalized on biomimetic
studies. Information is only available by team members working on the project and is made available through an internal search engine.