SOAK Biomimicry 2024

SOAK Biomimicry 2024

Summer Academy Tyrol, Austria

Futurize with us in Nature’s Learning Lab!

During SOAK Biomimicry 2024 you will engage with nature directly and learn from her genius to address pressing challenges that humanity is facing at this time, such as the climate and biodiversity crises hitting the region of Karwendel in Tyrol, in particular, the local woodlands and forests.

The vision of SOAK Biomimicry 2024 is a) to motivate people to integrate Nature-inspired, regenerative concepts and actions for alleviating the climate and biodiversity crises in their own lives and environments and b) to empower them to demand, initiate, and contribute to the necessary sustainability actions in their spheres of influence.

Join us in co-developing ideas and design concepts for triggering a transformation in people’s ways of thinking and behaving through Biomimicry—a philosophy and praxis for sustainable innovation inspired by Nature.


General Information / Public Webinar
21 March, 18:30-20:00


4 Preparatory Webinars for Accepted Participants
6 June, 20 June, 27 June + 4 July 2024
(evenings, about 2 hours long)

Face to Face / Biomimicry Immersion Week
14 – 20 July 2024

Location of SOAK Biomimicry Immersion Week:
Innsbruck — Seefeld — Hochzirl
Karwendel Region, Tyrol, Austria

Application Deadline
31 March 2024

Travel & Accommodations


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.


Who can apply

Students / alumni of all levels or employees from Universities of Applied Sciences, from the University of Applied Arts Vienna and from other universities and tertiary educational institutions

How to apply

Complete the application form and upload any attachments (max. 3 MB) or transfer larger files via to Remember to label all files with your name.


You will get notified whether or not you have been accepted to the program by 15 April 2024.


If you experience any problems when applying please contact:
Regina Obexer, SOAK Biomimicry 2024 Organizing Team Lead
MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®
Head, Center for Responsible Management & Social Impact
Center for Responsible Management & Social Impact
T: +43 512 2070-1922

Thank you for your application, we look forward to reviewing it.
Your SOAK Team

Review SOAK Biomimicry 2023

See what happened during the SOAK Biomimicry 2023 Summer Academy which took place in the Lake Neusiedl Region in Burgenland Austria:

View the Publication:

Go to YouTube:

Visit the SOAK Biomimicry 2023 Webpage:

SOAK Biomimicry 2023

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

SOAK Biomimicry 2024 is led by the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, organized and hosted by MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® and supported by the FHV – Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences. In this effort, they partner with the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

SOAK Biomimicry 2024 contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):