SOAK Biomimicry 2023

Summer Academy Burgenland

Futurize with us in Nature’s Learning Lab!

During SOAK Biomimicry 2023 you will engage with Nature directly and learn from her genius to address pressing challenges that humanity is facing at this time.

The livelihood of communities around Lake Neusiedl is threatened by the environmental impact of climate change. How might they respond to this threat and re-orient themselves and their tourism-dependent economies? How might they adapt, in the short run, to the new situation and evolve, over time, to guarantee life-giving conditions for future generations?

Join us in co-designing for and with local communities ways to re-invent who they want to become in order to meet the challenges ahead. It’s about co-creating and sustaining environmental, financial and social viability through Biomimicry—a philosophy and praxis for sustainable innovation inspired by Nature.


9 to 15 July 2023

Nature’s Learning Lab
in the Region Lake Neusiedl

Application Deadline
31 March 2023


You find more information about the full SOAK program, application and registration process, locations, costs, accommodation, transport and other details here:

The program will be updated as needed.

We’re looking forward to receiving your application!
Your SOAK Team

SOAK is an initiative of the COOP Sustainable Universities – a cooperative of 13 Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences that collaborate with other Austrian and international universities toward sustainable futures.

SOAK Biomimicry 2023 is lead by the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland and supported by the Universities of Applied Sciences FH Campus Wien and FHV – Vorarlberg. In this effort they partner with the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

SOAK Biomimicry 2023 contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):