CFI is happy to announce organisation of a seminar on frugal innovation as an enabler for the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Mumbai on 25th Sept. 2019. The seminar marks continuation of the fruitful cooperation that CFI has forged with the German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New Delhi, and this is the third year running for our joint events. Dr. Stephan Buse and Dr. Rajnish Tiwari from CFI will deliver talks outlining the scope of frugal innovation and their potential contribution for societal and economic development for all relevant stakeholders, while Prof. Dr. Cornelius Herstatt will moderate a panel discussion.
The event is organised by DWIH, New Delhi together with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and will take place on Wednesday, September 25, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Mumbai. Details of the events are as follows.
Der Rat für Forschung und Technologieentwicklung und die TU Hamburg (Center for Frugal Innovation) laden zu einem Workshop zum Thema “Potenziale frugaler Innovationen für Österreich” am 17. April 2018 (10-13 Uhr) in Wien ein.
Im Rahmen des Workshops werden die Zwischenergebnisse der laufenden Studie vorgestellt. Des Weiteren wird mit Vertretern aus Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Zivilgesellschaft über die (wirtschaftliche) Relevanz frugaler Innovationen in kleinem Kreis diskutiert. Ein besonderer Fokus der Studie liegt auf der nachhaltigen Sicherung der globalen Wettbewerbsfähigkeit österreichischer Unternehmen (insbesondere KMU).
Im Vordergrund steht dabei auch die Frage, ob innovationspolitischer Handlungsbedarf in Österreich besteht und welche Maßnahmen Unternehmen dabei unterstützen könnten, frugale Innovationen in ihr Produktportfolio aufzunehmen und erfolgreich zu kommerzialisieren.Der Workshop findet in Kooperation mit der corporAID Plattform statt.
Veranstaltungsort: Büro des Rats für Forschung und Technologieentwicklung, Pestalozzigasse 4/D1
Bei Interesse melden Sie sich bitte per Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) bis zum 10. April 2018 an. Die Teilnehmeranzahl ist begrenzt.
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Prof. Dr. Christian Ramsauer (l.) with Prof. Dr. Cornelius Herstatt (r). Photo: IIM.
Prof. Dr. Cornelius Herstatt was invited to deliver a guest lecture on the theme of frugal innovation at the Institute of Innovation and Industrial Management (IIM) of TU Graz (Graz University of Technology). He was hosted by Prof. Dr. Christian Ramsauer, director of IIM. The audience was an interdisciplinary group of Master students from various faculties. Prof. Herstatt spoke about the increasingly-apparent global need for frugal innovations in both developing and the industrialized world. Furthermore, he showcased an example about how frugal innovation projects can be technologically and organizationally implemented in a multinational company in the settings of economically-developed nations. The results were based on a recent project of CFI with a large international manufacturer of machine and tools industry.
This was the second time Prof. Herstatt visited TU Graz to speak on frugal innovations. There is a growing interest of the Austrian industry in this topic and both institutes (CFI@TIM/TUHH and IIM@TU Graz) intend to collaborate in research, teaching and advising companies.
We are very pleased to invite interested researchers, business persons, representatives of industry associations, policy makers and members of civil society to our conference on “Potentials of Frugal Innovation” in Hamburg, Germany, on 27 September 2017.
The conference marks the conclusion of our BMBF supported research project entitled “Potentials, challenges and societal relevance of fugal innovations in the context of the global competition for innovation.” Partners of this ITA-project 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.
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