Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies. Over millions of years, nature has solved problems inherent to its survival from the self-cleaning petals of the Lotus blossom which live in muddy waters inspiring new long lasting paints, to the impermeability of butterfly wings, emulated in waterproof mobile phones. Increasingly, scientists and engineers are looking to Nature to solve the global problems we are to face and even to create, through bioengineering of folded proteins, organic solutions to problems which don’t yet exist. Conversations with Synbicite at Imperial College, have inspired me to look at BioEngineering, a young discipline, which could have massive ramifications in medicine one day. But all of this is only possible if we care for the ecosystem we still have.