National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives


To pioneer nature-inspired pathways for the benefit of All.


With inspiration from nature and natural systems as its driving framework, V.I.N.E. seeks to help solve NASA’s biggest challenges – in collaboration with experts from academia, industry, and other government agencies.


1.Establish clusters of researchers, scientists, engineers, and subject matter experts.

2.Collect data for PeTaL.

3.Select areas of focused biomimetic exploration and/or application to demonstrate application of PeTaL.

4.Establish workspaces (both traditional and virtual) where the ecosystem can connect and collaborate.

5.Convene annual workshops for stakeholders at a NASA Center or partner meeting space.