As the countdown to the DIF begins, we are now able to reveal the full list of organisations who will be supporting the 2018 Festival.

Just as we source the majority of our contributions through a network of innovators, startups, designers, educators and other disruptors, we also collaborate with like-minded organisations on the cutting edge of innovation to enhance the DIF experience. Each organisation is working towards a common goal, a goal to highlight the most innovative emerging ideas and theories and provide a platform for anyone to be heard.

Explore our collaborators below and click to visit their websites to find out more about their work.

Collaborators 2018

Circular Economy Club

The Circular Economy Club is the international network of over 2,600 circular economy professionals and organisations from over 60 countries.


The go to place for the latest thinking, news and insights on the circular economy and related subjects, published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. On the site you’ll find a range of perspectives from thought leaders and practitioners around the world.


ColaborAmerica is a festival with the mission to inspire, connect and co-create new economic models in Latin America and in the world. We'll be streaming a DIF session live from the Festival's mainstage on the 9th November.


An online non-for-profit media site at the forefront of new world economics. Evonomics believes that changes in economic thinking can change the world, for better. Their content attracts hundreds of thousands of readers a month and touches millions of people a week across the web.

One Young World

One Young World are a UK-based charity that gathers together the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. Their annual Summit takes place every year in October.


Contributing our DIF 2018 language strategy, Ouishare are a non-profit organisation that connects people and accelerates projects for systemic change while questioning social models based on collaboration, openness and fairness.


Infinitive is an Indian start up offering advisory services to companies looking to transform to a circular model of business in line with the principles of the Circular Economy. They currently work on capacity building and ecosystem development work in this field.

Impact Hub

Impact Hub are the world’s largest network focused on building entrepreneurial communities for impact at scale — home to the innovators, the dreamers and the entrepreneurs who are creating tangible solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

Rethinking Economics

Rethinking Economics is an international network of students, academics and professionals who are passionate about changing economics for the benefit of society.


UnSchool are an experimental knowledge lab for creative rebels and change agents. Their disruptive design methods offer fresh approaches to skill development and knowledge transfer.

DIF Funders

The DIF is made possible thanks to the generous support of the players of People's Postcode Lottery who continue to help the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the DIF in the transition towards a circular economy.