TitleInnovision in ecotribology: Biomimetic approaches
SourceMITC2015-pp 224-225
AuthorI.C. Gebeshuber


The approach to innovation in tribology needs to be strongly connected to strategic long-term planning. Approaches based on biomimetic inspiration can steer the field into a very profitable future, combined with benefits for the whole biosphere. In the future there will be more money than ever spent on energy, but it is up to the “innovision” in the field how much of these funds will actually flow into tribology and contribute to an improvement of the human condition. In this respect the future of technological development strongly depends on properly analyzing emerging trends and issues. 


MITC2015-pp 224-225