I was not present in the early beginning of ISBE, but I ISBE was there to guide me through my first baby steps through the Bioinspiration and Biomimetic field, in 2012. Within these last eight years, I grew a lot as a researcher in this field, and learnt so much during the conferences, workshops, contact and cooperation with the rich and multidisciplinary community of ISBE.
The contribution of the International Society of Bionic Engineering in the dissemination of Bionics, Bioinspired technology, Biomimetics has been undeniable, both in the fundamental areas as well as in a wide range of applications and technology development.
It has been an honor to meet the prestigious board of ISBE and to serve as Portuguese Representative within these last years.
I wish a happy 10th anniversary to ISBE and look forward for the next 10 years!