NYSERDA’s interests extends to products that create, convert, or store energy; situations that consume or conserve energy when a product is in use; and embedded energy required in the making of a product – so really the field of technologies that NYSERDA is concerned with is quite broad. Examples can be found where biomimicry is being applied across this entire spectrum:
NYSERDA seeks to play a supporting role to help the New York State marketplace use biomimicry as an economic development force. NYSERDA can take action to push the marketplace via awareness campaigns, as well as pull the marketplace via funding opportunities. NYSERDA welcomes suggestions for mechanisms to effectively nurture the marketplace.