InnoFrugal Association

Our mission is the creation of sustainable economic growth via co-creating good quality, accessible, affordable, and sustainable solutions

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EU Funded FRANCIS Project

InnoFrugal is the Communication & Dissemination Manager for the FRANCIS – Frugal innovation by Citizens for Citizens project that receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. 

FRANCIS’ consortium includes seven partners from six European countries. Fraunhofer from Germany, VTT from Finland will provide scientific support. The Finnish non-profit organization InnoFrugal, The Behavioural Insights Team from the United Kingdom, the French tech startup Agorize and two industrial enterprises, HELIOZ from Austria and Turkey’s BSH Home Appliances, are involved in the project.

InnoFrugal Conference

Join Our 8th Annual Innofrugal Conference – Impact Week between May 4 – 6, 2022.
The Special Theme For This Year Is How To Generate Social Impact And Realize The UN SDGs With AI-based Solutions For Underserved Communities Across The World.

This year’s InnoFrugal main Conference “Impact Week 2022” gathers entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, policymakers, thought leaders, academia and students from around the world, both online and offline, for three days of inspirational keynotes, panels, workshops, matchmaking, and startup pitching competition to realize the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

More With Less Podcast

To understand the huge global challenge of sustainable growth and to find solutions to it, More With Less Podcast with Venkata and Jaideep, features conversations with leading business leaders, consultants, entrepreneurs, investors, climate activists, and social impact activists.

The podcast is hosted by
Venkata Gandikota – Co-founder of Innofrugal and works with startups, businesses, R&D organizations, policy makers and non profits concerning Impact investing, Frugal innovation and Circular economy and Jaideep Prabhu – Professor of Marketing, Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise, and Director of the Centre for India & Global Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

 

 

Who we are

InnoFrugal (previously The Nordic Frugal Innovation Society), started in 2013, is the world’s first non-profit to focus exclusively on Frugal Innovation.

Frugal innovation meaning

Mission

We will be a platform that provides timely knowledge, networks, frameworks, and partnerships, in the broad field of Frugal Innovation, to policymakers, businesses, and organizations in the public and private sector in the Nordic Countries, Europe, and Emerging Markets.

Vision

By 2030, we want to be the organization that will have been an essential instrument for Frugal Innovation ideas and implementations in the Nordic Countries and Emerging Markets to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Values

Our five core values are innovation, diversity, responsibility, sustainability, and integrity.

We support initiatives and projects which:

Advance creation of quality, affordable, accessible and sustainable solutions by working with Entrepreneurs, SMEs, Big Businesses and Policy Makers by advancing the knowledge available in the field, and/or creating useful outputs in the form of tools, methodologies, or programs that can be further used by the field of frugal innovations; and/or
Advance the ability of frugal innovation practices, examples, innovations, etc. to be used in the public domain by citizens, governments, and the public at large via Circular economy, Sharing economy, Open innovation, Inclusive business, Social entrepreneurship, DIY/Maker Movement, Impact Investing and Co-creation processes.

It is our mission to reduce inequality via sustainable economic growth.

About Us

InnoFrugal is a Finnish non profit association
We want businesses to respond to limitations in resources; whether financial, material or institutional, and turn these constraints into innovative ideas and practical solutions.

Activities

InnoFrugal organizes many different types of activities. We are involved in creating long-term programs using “Systems Thinking” and “Design Thinking” benefiting emerging economies as well as the developed world in many different areas.

About Us

InnoFrugal is a Finnish non profit association
We at The Nordic Frugal Innovation Society want businesses to respond to limitations in resources; whether financial, material or institutional, and turn these constraints into innovative ideas and practical solutions.

Activities

InnoFrugal organizes many different types of activities. We are involved in creating long-term programs using “Systems Thinking” and “Design Thinking” benefiting emerging economies as well as the developed world in many different areas.

Partners:

Organizations that supported and partnered with us for our current and previous activities.