dr. Arndt Pechstein

Managing Partner, phi360 Innovation Director, Biomimicry Germany

As a Managing Partner of ‘phi360’ innovation consultancy, Arndt’s passion and expertise intersect at innovation processes combining Biomimicry, Design Thinking, and System Dynamics to develop and deliver reliable, mission-critical solutions for companies and organizations. He is also director of ‘Biomimicry Germany’ which is a nexus of professionals combining their expertises and bringing nature-inspired innovation to their respective sectors.

Biomimicry is the scientific design discipline of studying and emulating nature’s effective design strategies to drive product and service innovation. The vision of biomimicry is to create a resilient, adaptive, and thriving economy inspired by nature’s designs, strategies, and systems.

Arndt holds a PhD degree in Neuroscience and a diploma in Biochemistry/Biotechnology. He managed research projects at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, for several years and specialized in Biomimicry at the Biomimicry Institute in Boston.

Arndt is thrilled to inspire students with Design Thinking at the Hasso-Plattner Institute and is involved in international projects from Sweden to Ecuador. He is a passionate traveler, outdoor-enthusiast, climber, traceur, and martial arts trainer.