The online Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) is working with organisations, universities and individuals from all over the world to spotlight and explore the disruptive innovations that are shaking up industry and creating new opportunities in the economy. Many of the sessions during the festival have been crowd-sourced from global contributors and emphasises the opportunity for interaction and engagement with these ideas. Throughout the four weeks, the DIF provides thought-leadership, advice, short courses, design challenges, resources and networks for new or budding entrepreneurs, designers, makers and doers. The DIF will also welcome participation from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s network including business, policy makers, academics and designers who are contributing to and participating in the DIF 2014.
Of particular relevance from a STEM perspective are the following sessions:
[27 Oct] Eben Bayer – An Entrepreneur’s Story
[29 Oct] The Circular Economy: an educator’s guide
[30 Oct] Systems thinking and restorative agriculture-at scale
[30 Oct] Assembly Line or Mind Gym? Where is education going?
[3 Nov] Mark Miodownik – Made to be Made Again
[6 Nov] Sir Ken Robinson – Inspiring a Generation
[6 Nov] Education: What are the new stories?
[12 Nov] Janine Benyus & Michael Pawlyn – Biomimicry
[Throughout] Experts on Demand
[Throughout] Design Challenges
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All of the sessions are free to attend, and most will be made available for a short period of time after the event.