University of Cambridge, Ignitho Technologies & Nordic Frugal Innovation Society invite you to attend

InnoFrugal UK 2019

The UK's first conference dedicated to the subject of Frugal Innovation

About InnoFrugal

InnoFrugal brings together industry experts and thought leaders from corporate enterprises, public sector entities and civil society organisations to discuss and debate emerging trends and success stories in Frugal Innovation.

InnoFrugal UK builds on earlier editions of the highly successful conference held yearly in the Nordics and will cover topics such as Frugal Innovation for Enterprises, how the Circular Economy and Frugal Innovation can complement and enable one another, and success stories from the early flagbearers of Frugal Innovation in enterprises and the public sector.

Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge,
Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1AG
17th March 2020
Tuesday, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration starts at 8:30 AM

Why Attend

Innovation no more affords the luxuries of unlimited purse strings and endless blue-sky debates. Coupled with the realities of shrinking budgets and ever-changing macro trends, this mean that a big bang approach is no longer the "one-size-fits-all" answer to innovation. The frugal approach is therefore fast emerging as a viable and hugely more feasible alternative. Early movers are already reaping the rewards of Frugal Innovation principles applied to technology innovation within the enterprise.

InnoFrugal UK invites you to hear from and network with professionals and academics like Timo Boldt (Founder and CEO of Gousto), Jaideep Prabhu (University of Cambridge), Khaled Soufani (University of Cambridge), Venkata Gandikota (TNFIS), Joseph Olassa (Ignitho Technologies). We shall be adding new speakers over the coming days - stay tuned!

Featured Speakers

Jaideep Prabhu

Professor, University of Cambridge
Judge Business School
Thought Leader in Frugal Innovation and winner of CMI's Management Book of the Year 2016 for his book "Frugal Innovation - How to Do More with Less".

Khaled Soufani

Director - Circular Economy Centre,
University of Cambridge
Judge Business School
Faculty (Professor level) in Management Practice, member of the Economics Group and Director of the Circular Economy Centre at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.

Venkata Gandikota

Founder - The Nordic Frugal Innovation Society & Lead Organiser - InnoFurgal
Founder of The Nordic Frugal Innovation Society (TNFIS), which started to mainstream the frugal innovation concept in Finland and the Nordics. He is the lead organizer for InnoFrugal- a 2-day innovation and thought leadership conference held annually in Finland since 2015.

Tracey Banks

Founder & CEO - unpckd
Founder of unpckd, created with a mission to reduce the amount of packaging made and consumed in the UK by making waste-free alternatives, thus reducing the environmental impact.

Cassi Henderson

Researcher- Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology,
University of Cambridge
Researcher focused on innovative solutions for the manufacture of affordable medical diagnostics with an emphasis on local production in resource limited settings. She has industrial experience in product design and innovation consulting for a range of technologies centred on healthcare.

Lucia Corsini

Doctoral Researcher - Dept. of Engineering,
University of Cambridge
Lucia Corsini is a Doctoral Researcher in the Design Management Group at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. Her research is focused on emerging technologies and sustainable design. She is part of a design initiative that upcycles plastic waste into building materials in low-resource settings.

Miriam Pierre

Founder - Nurture Collective Ltd.
Miriam is the funder of Nurture Collective, an online marketplace for sustainable and ethical children's clothing toys and gifts.Nurture Collective brings together eco-friendly kid's products into one place to make it easier for parents to shop more consciously for their kids.

John Pritchard

Founder - Pala Eyewear
Founder of Pala eyewear, a business that truly gives back and a purpose driven eyewear brand that could balance style and sustainability.Johns driving force is 'a desire to do something that would really make a difference, not just to his own life, but for others too.'
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