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Frugal Innovation and Jugaad: How to Do More with Less

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM: Session 3

Today's nonprofits, entrepreneurs and corporations are faced with a complex environment demanding faster, cheaper and better innovations with increasingly limited resources. How can we do more with less, and leverage constraints as an advantage in order to build and grow? Through the practice of frugal (or jugaad) innovation, a low cost, flexible and empathetic approach to innovation inspired by emerging economies – one that is highly relevant for US-based organizations. Frugal innovation occurs at the intersection of business, design and social innovation, and results in the creation of affordable, sustainable and accessible solutions. This hands-on, interactive mini-lab provides inspiration, as well as clear and simple tools that help bring the principles of frugal innovation to life.

Dr. Simone Ahuja

Dr. Simone Ahuja

Founder, Blood Orange