We are delighted to announce that the University of Oxford Isis Fund II has completed an investment in Animal Dynamics Limited, who are developing a portfolio of products derived from research into evolutionary adaptations in flight, swimming, walking, and stealth, where nature has arrived at significant performance optimizations which can be applied to commercial products.

Spun-out of Oxford University’s Zoology Department, Animal Dynamics’ technology is derived from optimisations that nature has arrived at delivering increased performance, mainly relating to movement. In propulsion technology, this is based on Body and Caudal Fin (BCF) undulations, and for flight technology it’s based on insect flight optimisations. These systems provide significant efficiency gains over existing methods, enabling greater speed and efficiency, and (in the case of flight) flight duration.