Due to some unavoidable circumstances, the conference is postponed till further notice. The conference organizers and committee apologize for any inconvenience that may have caused due to this.

In the contemporary times of dwindling resources, ever-increasing populations and socio-economic inequalities, there is a need for innovating innovation strategies to turn challenges into advantages.

Societies in emerging and developed economies are faced with multiple challenges - financial limitations, institutional voids, shortage of skilled man-power and material scarcity.

Frugal innovation takes advantage of these contextual constraints to create affordable, quality and sustainable products to address user needs.
 
International Conference on

Frugal Innovation


19, 20, 21 December 2016

AIT Palakkad, Kerala, India



Frugal Innovation is about creating
simple, affordable, sustainable & quality solutions

 

Innovations for
Inclusive Growth


Facilitating exchange of ideas, nurturing innovators, bring out frugal innovation to the masses.

To provide an inclusive platform for ideas and innovations.

Areas for frugal innovation include societal, economical, environmental, technological, institutional, policies and many others.


I would prize every invention of science made for the benefit of all - Mahatma Gandhi

Call for papers: Papers for International Conference on Frugal Innovation should be submitted electronically through the Conference website [will be available shortly], and will be reviewed by experts in the fields and ranked based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality and clarity.

Call for video presentations: Submissions for ICFI 2016 can also be made in the format of documentaries which will be screened during the conference. The documentaries should showcase the frugal innovation / idea, its implementation and impact. The duration of the documentary should be restricted to 6 to 9 minutes.
For more information on the documentary, contact, [PRAHLAD [at] IFRUGAL [dot] ORG].

Frugality
Frugal Innovation is about creating simple, affordable, sustainable & quality solutions.

Innovations in and for
global markets have contexts and challenges along resource constraints or scarcity, market affordability, institutional voids and societal complexities. Areas for frugal innovation include societal, economical, environmental, technological, institutional, policies and many others.

Frugal Innovations can retain the world in a sustainable form. Resources of the Mother Earth are dwindling at an alarming rate, with over-consumption, wastage, and of course, genuine use as well, by the ever increasing population.

Frugal Innovation is about:
  • Do more with less for more,
  • Achieving more with fewer resource,
  • Avoiding waste, in particular the expenditure of money or use material resources, and,
  • Without creating any hindrance to the development activities the world is always engaged in.

Ideas for Life (I4L) 2016 Challenge
In association with ICFI 2016

Calling all passionate and aspiring social entrepreneurs – the ‘Ideas for Life” Challenge is for secondary school and undergraduate students who are motivated to solve the world’s pressing social problems.


The Conference

The conference includes various spaces to nurture sustainability and inclusive growth by creating a community of frugal innovators:
  • Problem spaces (needs, contextual constraints, social aspects, reachability)
  • Solution spaces (reducing the use of scarce resources, sustainability, affordability)
  • Enterprise spaces (facilitating & commercializing frugal innovations, case studies on pitfalls & failures)
Aiming to rope in secondary and tertiary schools to associate with the meeting in terms of sharing local problems and potential solutions.