eco-Disruptive Program

eco-Disruptive empowers start-ups, social enterprises and Bupa employees to work together on innovative solutions that improve people's health and the health of the planet.

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Are you an ambitious and innovative startup or social enterprise solving people and planet health problems?

Great! You're in the right spot.

Biodiversity loss and climate change pose huge issues for people and planet health. We are determined to achieve net zero carbon emission and are working on a timeline to get there.

We are looking into our wider environmental footprint, including waste, and how we can increase, restore and protect biodiversity to help address the climate crisis, especially in our cities.

We are determined to increase peoples' understanding of the links between people and planetary health. The solutions from eco-Disruptive will contribute to these ambitions.

eco-Disruptive empowers start-ups, social enterprises and Bupa employees to work together on innovative solutions that improve people's health and the health of the planet.

The challenges are linked to our sustainability ambitions, and aligned to the UN Sustainability Development Goals. This is a global program running simultaneously across 3 hub cities.

Program offering seed funding for selected start-up, co-working with entrepreneurial talent in health, bring to market a design that positively impacts on the environment and people health.

The Challenge Areas

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Climate change and CO2 reduction

Propositions could include carbon capture, reduction and conversion as well as new low carbon ways of working.
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Sustainable transport and clean air

Solutions could include greener travel for both people and goods and the behavioural change and technology to make it possible.
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Circular economy and responsible consumption

Solutions could tackle waste management, reduction, recycling and reuse, plus ways to reduce and rethink consumer/business consumption.
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Biodiversity

Propositions focused on increasing, restoring and protecting nature, driving behavioural change and improving health.
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Healthier cities and citizens

Ways to make our cities healthier, sustainable and resilient such as healthy transport, 15-minute city concept and new technology.
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Education and behaviour change

Innovative education programs that empower people to improve their health and the health of the planet.

Program Timeline