The Disruptive Innovation Festival is an online festival of ideas that asks the question: what if we could redesign everything? During the DIF, we’ll be asking our speakers to tell us what they think is in store for the future of the economy. While watching you can chip in with your thoughts and questions: sign up for a free My DIF account and ask your question through the discussion forum below the live stream!
This session will explore the work happening in Wege Prize, a global student design competition that challenges teams of five to collaborate across institutional and disciplinary boundaries to design a product, service, business/non-profit organization, or other solution to a wicked problem that can fit within and contribute towards the development of the circular economy.
Winners in the most recent iteration of the competition will discuss their learning experiences, detail the solutions they developed, and describe how they’re working to implement those solutions in the real world.
You can join other DIF attendees and share your thoughts and questions. Simply create a free My DIF profile to start the conversation!
Associate Professor and Sustainability Officer
Gayle DeBruyn, IIDA, LEED-AP, is an Associate Professor and Sustainability Officer for Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. She is Chair of the Collaborative Design and Furniture Design programs. She is past president of the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, and is involved in the local chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. She serves on the leadership committee for the Community Sustainability Partnership and the United Nations University Regional Center of Expertise advisory committee for the City of Grand Rapids. She also serves on the advisory committee for Design West Michigan.
Education Content Manager
Colin works with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on a variety of educational initiatives, all of which are designed to help people learn about the circular economy.
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