Frugal innovation is the ability to “do more with less” — that is to create more economic and social value using fewer resources. Long practiced in resource-constrained emerging economies like India, China, Africa, and Brazil, frugal innovation is now being adopted in the West to respond to the needs of cost-conscious and eco-aware consumers. This event will show how pioneering startups and universities in Silicon Valley are developing cutting-edge frugal solutions that deliver greater value at lower cost across sectors like healthcare, agriculture, energy, finance, and education.
Mark Hatch, CEO, TechShop
Bruce Borden, CEO, gThrive
Michel Ktitareff, VP US & Asia Operations and Business Development, Be-Bound
Silvia Figueira, Director, Frugal Innovation Lab, and Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University
Navi Radjou, is a fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School. He is coauthor of Frugal Innovation (Economist Books, 2015). He won the 2013 Thinkers50 Innovation Award and spoke at TED Global 2014. An Indian-born French national, he lives in Palo Alto, California.
Our work is centered around a series of Focus Areas that we believe are the future of science and technology.
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