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The Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) is an online, open access event that invites thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses, makers and learners to explore the question “The economy is changing - what do I need to know, experience and do?”.

This collection features the highlights of the festival from 2014 and 2015: start-up ideas, system transformation ideas and disruptive inventions.

Highlights from the Disruptive Innovation Festival Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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The Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) is an online, open access event that invites thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses, makers and learners to explore the question “The economy is changing - what do I need to know, experience and do?”.

This collection features the highlights of the festival from 2014 and 2015: start-up ideas, system transformation ideas and disruptive inventions.

    DIF Highlights Introduction

    DIF Highlights Introduction

    Welcome to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s iTunes U channel, a resource and learning base for rethinking our economy. Colin Webster, our Education Content Manager, will quickly introduce you to this collection.

    • 55 sec
    • video
    Is this the Future of Global Food Systems?

    Is this the Future of Global Food Systems?

    Leontino Balbo Jr has developed an approach to organic sugar cane production with the potential to disrupt the whole agricultural sector itself. Join this session to hear about Leontino’s work in more detail, the keys to its success and how it might impact the development of our global food systems in the future.

    • 20 min
    • video
    Deep Learning

    Deep Learning

    Jeremy Howard and Rand Hindi, both at the forefront of developments and challenges posed by Deep Learning, will look at how life-changing machine learning will actually be. They will look at future implications and respond to input from the live studio audience.

    • 39 min
    • video
    Amsterdam - Exploring the Sharing City

    Amsterdam - Exploring the Sharing City

    Colin Webster of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation investigates how the city of Amsterdam is transforming into a hub of sharing and collaborative lifestyles. This video exemplifies how the sharing economy goes beyond car sharing and deeply looks into how neighbourhoods can collaborate for common needs.

    • 32 min
    • video
    Water packaged in bubbles

    Water packaged in bubbles

    Project Ooho invented a new form of packaging water: in flexible plastic bubbles. This video features SustainRCA and Project Ooho.

    • 3 min
    • video
    A Wealth of Flows

    A Wealth of Flows

    In this webinar, Ken Webster will argue that our linear 'take-make-dispose' economy is a 19th century heritage adrift in the 21st century reality. The time is right to move towards a circular economy - a regenerative model based around feedback-rich flows allied to new business models. The economic advantage lies in designing out waste, enabling access over ownership, using materials in cascading systems and radical resource productivity with the prospect of rebuilding capital and resilience.

    • 32 min

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