Nature-Inspired Design® (N.I.D)
Master of Science in biomimicry to address a changing world
apply from the 1st of april 2021 until the 30TH of june on the first jury for admissions
apply from the 1st of september until the 30th of november 2021 on the second jury for admissions
MS Nature Inspired Design students will be involved in designing innovative bio-inspired / bio-based solutions in order to face contemporary issues ; reinventing their own professional practice by using Nature as an inspiration, material or process. Highly motivated, openminded and fascinated by Nature professionals from all around the world, this course is meant for you.
Demonstrate advanced nature inspired design knowledge and skills in :
- Biomimicry and bio-inspiration
- Design project management
- Design tools
- Ecodesign practices
- Emerging technologies
- Green technologies
- Circular economy
- Innovation and jugaad
- Ethics and law
Please note, due to the conditions imposed by the current context, our services cannot receive payment of registration fees by check. We invite you to use exclusively bank transfer, indicating your name and the name of the MS for which you are applying.
"The CEEBIOS enthusiastically welcomes the initiative of this master dedicated to bioinspired design proposed by ENSCi-LES Ateliers.This is an unprecedented opportunity to offer, finally, a degree program on the French territory. (...)
The work of structuring and federating French actors around the approach initiated by CEEBIOS, demonstrate the urgency of mobilizing higher education to train in these new concepts. The numerous companies already engaged in bioinspired innovation are in expectation of transdisciplinary profiles and are starting phases of recruitment of trainees and employees to help them clear the ground on its complex subjects. (...)
Given the societal and environmental challenges that the design professions will have to integrate to support the necessary transition, to look at the achievements of life and its opportunities for responsible innovation becomes inevitable.
We are therefore convinced that, in addition to meeting a real demand, both for the learners and for the job market, this training is a very good step forward.
The CEEBIOS therefore fully supports this initiative and actively wishes to contribute to it. "
Head of Ceebios
"In a world in perpetual evolution, while climate, societal and technological issues challenge the solutions currently provided by organizations, private and public, WDO supports any initiative contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
I know that the MSc "Nature Inspired Design" is one of them.It will help to change design paradigms for designers and engineers, by taking inspiration from what is ingenious, virtuous in nature, respectful of ecosystems, and in a spirit of benefit shared by all.
(... )I am supportive of this program and will make it known to support student projects and internships, to give lectures, and many other forms of collaboration within the WDO community.
I am convinced that this Master of Science will help train future designers sought by companies in the years to follow."
Gilles Rougon, Treasurer and board member
Could you enlighten me on the professional aspect of the master?
The master will be taught by professionals and research professors, in link and support with labs and companies
What would be the stage internship / partnerships over the 18 months?
-6 months of theory and projects on the basis of one week per month
-6 months of internship, with two days per month at school for debriefing and coaching
-6 months of projects in industrial partnership on the basis of one week per month also
-Presentation of thesis before professional and academic jury
Is it possible to propose an internship for the 2nd period and a project for the 3rd period in partnership with the same company?
It is quite possible to do the internship in your company
However, the internship can not exceed 6 months on the period of the program
During the partnership phase, it is possible if your employer is willing to partner with the school and propose a topic that will be worked in a group.
Does the program offer to put in contact with companies and structures for the research of internship?
- Companies have solicited us and we will share this information and proposals, but the research of your internship remains to you
Do you have any additional information on job openings after the master's degree?
-We aim: CSR project leader, sustainable development, sustainable innovation manager, and we can also practice as a consultant .
-According to the Usbek & Rica magazine: Maybe, in the near future, we will all be required to pass an "environmental certificate" see the article
What is the deadline for submitting applications and are there other recruitment steps?
-The recruitment is set throught different jurys in between june and november
The sooner the file is filed, the better to guarantee its place and prepare its financing, internship
-The second and final stage of recruitment is the interview, by visual or skype with the educational leaders of the master.
The recruitment period is in progress; when do you hope to finish it? When will you be able to return to the postulants?
-We receive tyour files, educational committee reads it and give their go/no go, the candidates are asked for an interview with the educational leaders and answer is given on the go , in the week that follows.
Can the price of training go up or down? Do you know when it will be fixed?
Price is set, it will not change
Do you know about grant / award opportunities?
-For foreign students: Campus France Excellence Scholarships
-For French students, look at funding associations or look for a company for an experimental professionalization contract (new disposition of Avenir Law)
industrial designer and a biodesigner
Designer and instructor at ENSCI-Les Ateliers
- Engineers, designers, architects, scientists, project managers and entrepreneurs
- Required level : Bachelor, M1, or Licence + professional experience
Language of instruction is 50% English
Starts on the 7th of january
Inugural Conference and workshop day on the 8th of January
18 months, block release training:
-6 months courses: one week training per month
-6 months internship
-6 months team project with industrial partnership: one week per month, hands on training
-549 hours in classroom
-749 hours internship
Total of 1298 hours
ENSCI-Les Ateliers (French National Institute for Advanced Studies in Industrial Design)
For individuals, very small sized enterprise, associations: 14 500 euros net
For companies: 18 000 euros net
Unemployed: 12 000 euros net
in charge of development