The Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) is an online platform which aims to shift mindsets and inspire action towards a circular economy.
It invites people to share disruptive ideas and stories on a number of topics and attracts a worldwide audience, sparking critical conversations and participation through a combination of live interviews, films, and podcasts.
When is it on?
6th – 23rd November 2018
Where can I join?
The DIF is fully accessible online at thinkdif.co.
Who is behind it?
The DIF is curated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
The DIF’s content is shaped around eight topics:
- Circular economy 101
- Cities in transition
- Future of food
- Materials & design
- People in the economy
- Realmagining learning
- Reinventing business
- Thinking in systems
Some of the talks:
Circular Value Creation Architectures: The case of the Smartphone Industry
Newcy: The End of Disposable Cups
This session is part of DIF x CE100 Startup Day. A day devoted to showcasing startups and their role in disrupting the market and enabling a shift towards a circular economy.
What happened when four “Entrepreneurship and Innovation” Master students of Rennes School of Business decided that they could no longer stand the sight of overflowing trash bins in consequence of disposable cups? They founded their own start-up, offering an easy reusable replacement for coffee machines and water fountains by also taking care of the whole service around it. Newcy provides robust customisable cups for traditional vending machines and ensure at the same time that a collection system, professional washing and a restocking service is in place.