Cooperation Forum

January 23, 2019. Fürth, Germany

Cooperation forum. Frugal innovations: exploiting opportunities for new markets

The forum offers exciting keynote speeches by renowned international experts, focusing on Africa, Asia and Latinamerica. Best practice examples provide insights into the frugal innovations' potential in healthcare, energy and mobility.

Interactive format: The participants will have enough time for discussions during the parallel workshop series in the afternoon. Topics are:
- Understandning needs and identify frugal innovations
- Hands-on development of frugal innovations with the Innovation Lab Concept
-Tools and strategies for frugal innovations

Target group: Everyone who is already active in the field of frugal innovation, or who wants to discover it, such as companies, universities, institutes, municipal institutions.

The forum is organized by Bayern Innovativ GmbH in cooperation with the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, the Hamburg University of Technology and the University of St.Gallen. The forum will be held in German.


Launch FIN

June, 2017. St.Gallen, Switzerland

Launching the Frugal Innovation Network in St.Gallen

We successfully launched the Frugal Innovation Network on June 8, 2017. The Frugal Innovation Team was delighted to welcome multiple partners from academia and several industries. Among them were Bosch Home Appliances, KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG, Rehau, Plansee Group, and Kanopeo.
We framed frugal innovation from an academic, as well as, practical perspective highlighting several case examples. Ingo von Ramdohr elaborated on the journey of Rehau HomeGas, stressing out the intricacies of the project such as the business model and the product features. We further introduced the "St.Gallen Frugal Innovation Framework" and discussed the key challenges associated with frugal innovation. Our partners got multiple opportunities to develop own ideas for their companies in small group sessions. The workshop was rounded off by putting frugal innovation into a broader context and introducing our newly developed "St. Gallen Simply Smart Innovation Paradigm". We would like to thank all participants for the successful launch event and are looking forward to the future activities of the Frugal Innovation Network.