The DIF (Disruptive Innovation Festival) is a fully online experience which aims to shift mindsets and inspire action towards a circular economy. Spanning three weeks, the festival most recently ran from November 6-23, 2018.
Curated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the DIF 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.
Below, one can find a select repository of thematically organized videos and podcasts from the festival.
The Circular Economy in 30 Minutes
Fast-tracking Remanufacturing Growth
Scenario Planning for a Circular Future: Example of Peterborough
Making the Circular Economy Work for Human Development
Circular Economy: Why Should We Measure It?
Remanufactured Electronics: Debunking the Myths
Empowering People to Repair for a Circular Economy
Where Does Mining Fit in with the Circular Economy?
Opening Your Toolkit for Circular Innovation
Circular Economy Decoded: What About Health
The Innermost Loop to Profit is Repair—the Business of the Future
Case Studies of Safe & Circular Material Choices
Circular Economy in India: Exploring the Challenges
Africa: Can It Become a Circular Continent?
Planning Resource Flows With Product-Service Systems
Abundant Materials and Universal Manufacturing: Future or Fiction?
Transforming the Sachet Economy to a Circular Economy
A Second Life For Critical Raw Materials
Circular Economy in the Built Environment: Innovation and Implementation
Ecosystem Design and the Circular Economy
Circular Sanitation Economy
Circular Economy in Action: Bringing Learning and Building Together
3CULAR: Reinventing 3D Printing To Make the Most of Wood
Why New Funding Models Are Key to the Circular Economy
Comparing Circular Economy Policies Across Europe and China
Circular Economy in India: Policy Direction
Circular Economy in India: Rethinking Finance
Podcast: What if Scientific Research Adopted Circular Economy Principles?
Podcast: The Future is Circular: Exploring the Transition to a World Without Waste
Podcast: Circular Economy Decoded: Let's Discover the Bio-cycle
How Blockchain Can Disrupt Indian Agriculture
Feeding One-fifth: Circular Food in China
Hamilton Henrique: A Story of Food Revolution
Will the World Really Run Out of Food?
Towards a Better Food System
LettUs Grow: Closed loop cities - Feeding future generations
Insects as Food and Feed: An Emerging Asian Circular Economy Story
The Plastic Sea Challenge: Applying Biomimicry Design Thinking
Turning the Tides on Ocean Plastics in the Coral Triangle
Can Data Help Design Out Plastic Pollution in Asia?
Plastic by Use-Phase: Decision-Making Tools to Tackle Plastic Waste
The Future of Plastic in the Circular City
Plastics, Problems and Possibilities
Closing The Loop On Plastic Packaging - Where Are We?
- Architecture, Construction, and Materials:
A Wider Lens
Ripe for Disruption: Circular Remanufacturing in Building Products
Accelerating Construction Tech Innovation Using a Circular Economy Mindset
Enough of the Facade: Architecture Is Changing
Podcast: Safe & Circular by Design: Making Positive Material Choices
Podcast: How Nano Technology Can Influence At Macro Scale
If Cities Are the Answer, What Is the Question?
Edinburgh: A City in Transition
Cities of the Future: The Link Between Smart and Circular
Cities of Making: Urban Manufacturing for Circular Cities
- Paradigm Shift:
The Development Paradigm
Social Growing: A New Microeconomic Paradigm
Ecosystems Thinking: From Information to Wisdom
Podcast: Systems Thinking and Health & Fitness
Gameplay Going Circular: Experience the Challenge in The Blue Connection
What If Blockchain Could Redesign Work?
The State of Impact on Blockchain Within Africa's Emerging Markets
Petit Pli: Clothes That Grow
Anything Connected: Smarter Maintenance, Less Waste
ClearRoad: Unlocking the Value of Our Roads
Podcast: Oil and Gas: An Industry in Transition
Podcast: Do Sheep Dream of Electric Cars? Consumer Attitudes to Electric Vehicles
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