TUHH and TokyoTech collaborate with support of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to investigate relevance of frugal innovations in the context of Japan
Group photo (L2R): R. Tiwari, M. Tsujimoto and C. Herstatt at TokyoTech (Tamachi Campus)
The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) via its Center for Frugal Innovation at the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TokyoTech) via its Department of Technology and Innovation Management at School of Environment and Society (Tamachi Campus), have decided to join hands to conduct joint research to investigate the phenomenon of frugal innovation in the Japanese context. At first, a preliminary research is being conducted with support from JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) to generate initial impressions and take stock of the status-quo of frugal innovations in Japan. A mid-term objective is to conduct comparative studies between Germany and Japan with the objective of enabling mutual learnings. Continue reading
Frugal innovations offer high customer value (core functionality, durability, ease of use) as well as significantly reduced costs of ownership compared with standard products and services. The phenomenon of frugal innovations was initially observed in emerging economies and the scholarly discourse still largely focuses on this context. Now there is increasing evidence that frugal solutions are also diffusing in the economically developed nations. It is, however unclear, to what extent frugal innovations are relevant for industrial economies such as Germany in economic and socio-political contexts.
This symposium is part of a larger research project funded by the BMBF as a part of its ITA (Innovations- und Technikanalysen) programme and entitled “Potentials, challenges and societal relevance of frugal innovations in the context of the global competition for innovation”. Project partners are the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy in Leipzig and the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management at the Hamburg University of Technology.
Date: 24 June 2016, 10am – 5pm
Venue: HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Leipzig, Germany
Ein Forschungsprojekt zwischen der TUHH und dem Fraunhofer-Zentrum für Internationales Management und Wissensökonomie
Pressemitteilung der TUHH, 12.08.2015
v.l.n.r. Prof. Tobias Dauth (Leiter der Gruppe Erschließung neuer Märkte, Fraunhofer-Zentrum Leipzig), Prof. Cornelius Herstatt (TUHH), Eleonora Zagorska (Fraunhofer-Zentrum Leipzig), Professor Thorsten Posselt (Institutsleiter Fraunhofer-Zentrum Leipzig), Yevheniya Kralyuk (Fraunhofer-Zentrum Leipzig), Dr. Rajnish Tiwari (TUHH) Foto: Fraunhofer-Zentrum Leipzig
Mit Chancen und Risiken frugaler Innovation in westlichen Industrieländern beschäftigt sich das Forschungsprojekt „Potenziale, Herausforderungen und gesellschaftliche Relevanz frugaler Innovationen im Kontext des globalen Innovationswettbewerbs“ an der Technischen Universität Hamburg (TUHH). Projektpartner sind das TUHH-Institut Technologie und Innovationsmanagement (TIM) und das Fraunhofer-Zentrum für Internationales Management und Wissensökonomie Leipzig. Gefördert wird das Verbundprojekt über das Innovations- und Technikanalyse-Programm (ITA) vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF).
Aditi Ramdorai and Cornelius Herstatt have published a new book titled “Frugal Innovation in Healthcare: How Targeting Low-Income Markets Leads to Disruptive Innovation” (Springer Verlag, ISBN 978-3-319-16335-2). The book is scheduled to arrive in bookshops on May 14, 2015. It has been published in the “India Studies in Business and Economics” series of Springer and is already the second title by CFI team in this series. The first publication was “Aiming Big with Small Cars: Emergence of a Lead Market in India” by Rajnish Tiwari and Cornelius Herstatt, published in 2014.
About “Frugal Innovation in Healthcare” (publisher’s description)