Ideas from one field leading to innovation in another?
July 24, 2012 2:04 PM Subscribe
Examples of ideas from one field leading to innovation in another?
posted by StephenF to education (23 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
In a training I run at work broadly related to strategy and innovation, we used the example of the LZR racer
swimsuit to illustrate how ideas from one field can lead to breakthroughs in another. The swimsuit was apparently developed from research on how sharks' skin helps them move through water, but that now seems to be in doubt
and I'm looking for new examples.
Essentially what I am looking for is any example of how an idea from one field has lead to innovation or a breakthrough or advancement in another, with no restrictions on the fields involved. Suggestions for places I could find such ideas also welcome if you don't have any directly.