Tag Archives: Disruptive Innovation Festival

A finding, and F&O’s lineup

A camp near Sittwe can only be accessed by sea with boats transporting supplies . Photo: Mathias Eick, EU/ECHO, Rakhine State, Myanmar/Burma, September 2013

A sea change is underway in Myanmar/Burma. Watch for our coverage of the election in this weekend’s edition; following up on the report now on F&O, Myanmar’s abuses yield ready supply of slaves. Above, a camp near Sittwe can only be accessed by sea with boats transporting supplies . Photo: Mathias Eick, EU/ECHO, Rakhine State, Myanmar/Burma, September 2013

From our Findings file: for thinky types and policy wonks, the Disruptive Innovation Festival — site here — might be of interest. From November 2 – 20, mostly online but also in physical locations around the world, the annual festival “brings together entrepreneurs, designers, industry, makers, learners and doers to explore and respond to the changing economy.”

Sponsored by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in the U.K., topics range from the sweeping, such as the circular economy, to the specifics, such as energy-efficient cooling with charcoal.   The videos remain online for anyone to watch, free, at their leisure. Here’s a taste from 2014, of previous festival highlights:

In case you missed it: our latest lineup of new works on Facts and Opinions:

Last but not least, don’t miss the Google Doodle today, on Hedy Lamar.

Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 10.34.53 AM

Facts and Opinions relies on the honour system: enjoy one story at no charge, and if you value our independent, no-spam, no-ads journalism collaboration, please chip in, at least two bits, or make a sustaining donation. Click here for details.

Posted in Current Affairs Also tagged , |