eco-Disruptive Live

human ingenuity


and sustainable

Showing how bright
ideas can scale

to become

Bringing together
the innovators

creating a
future for people

and planet.

Welcome to eco-disruptive live
eco-Disruptive Live
What's eco-Disruptive?

What's eco-Disruptive?

eco-Disruptive is Bupa’s global talent and innovation programme dedicated to finding, funding and supporting sustainable healthcare solutions that can help people live longer, healthier, happier lives while protecting the future of the planet.

The programme tests and challenges Bupa’s future leaders around the world, helping them learn from the disruptive approach of emerging businesses, and inspiring them to think, learn and work differently towards a meaningful goal.

Every year, we award £200,000 to a small business with a big sustainability idea. They also receive access to the people, resources and skills that can help them turn that idea into a game-changing, scalable reality at speed.

eco-Disruptive Live is our opportunity to showcase and celebrate the start-ups that have come through the programme in the last year.

Why eco-Disruptive Live?

For more than seven decades, Bupa has been taking care of people’s health. But if our planet isn’t healthy, the chances are we won’t be either. That’s why we’ve taken on the planet as our newest patient. And we must do everything we can to take care of it.

Whether it’s climate change or resource depletion, air pollution or biodiversity loss, eco-Disruptive Live will address the urgent challenges of today. Challenges that threaten the long-term wellbeing of our world and all of us who live on it.

But it will also provide a galvanising glimpse of the possibilities of tomorrow. A reminder that when we work together, we have the power to create a better, sustainable future. A future in which people live longer, healthier, happier lives – and so does the planet.

Bupa's sustainability strategy
eco-Disruptive 2023: have you got what it takes?

eco-Disruptive 2023: have you got what it takes?

Are you a brave start-up open to collaborating and finding solutions to improve the health of people and planet? If so, you’re in the right place.

eco-Disruptive 2023 will see Bupa employees, entrepreneurs and start-ups come together to tackle sustainability challenges within our business and health sector.

The winning start-up will receive GBP 200,000 (or local currency equivalent) to invest in developing their sustainability solution. All the start-up finalists will receive GBP 25,000 (or local currency equivalent) to help develop their minimum viable product.

How to apply