TenCate technical textiles constantly develops innovative products with which her customers can excel. TenCate sees Biomimicry as an innovation strategy to achieve these goals. IDEAL&CO supports TenCate in integrating nature’s 3,8 billion years of R&D within their innovation process. For several specific technological challenges, IDEAL&CO and biologist Niek Lamers researched an extensive selection of promising biological strategies to solve their technological challenges. These strategies were used to start a brainstorm together with TenCate’s R&D managers. From camel’s noses, via cactus-ribs, to dolphins-skin: with the results of this research TenCate and IDEAL&CO have leaped towards even better performing products.