Webinar on Frugal Innovations for Engineering Students by SV Colleges, Tirupati, India on Aug. 20.

SV Colleges in Tirupati (India) are organizing a webinar on frugal innovations for engineering students on August 20, 2020 between 3:00 – 5:00 PM IST (11:30 AM – 01:30 PM CET). The webinar’s thrust area is on using frugal innovations for sustainable development “to build a better world”.

Ms. Liza Wohlfahrt from Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering in Stuttgart and Dr. Rajnish Tiwari from Center for Frugal Innovation of TU Hamburg will deliver keynotes and discuss with the participants.

The event can be followed in real time on Google Meet and YouTube.

 

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C2C LAB Talk: Tim Janßen trifft Prof. Dr. Cornelius Herstatt

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Cornelius Herstatt ist ein international tätiger Innovationsforscher und Professor für Innovationsmanagement an der TU Hamburg. In seiner Forschung beschäftigt er sich unter anderem mit frugaler Innovation, also vereinfachten und anwendungsorientierten Lösungen, sowie Innovation in alternden Gesellschaften.

Mit Tim Janßen, Mitgründer und geschäftsführender Vorstand Cradle to Cradle NGO, unterhält sich Cornelius Herstatt am Donnerstag, den 20. August, ab 19 Uhr darüber, welche Parallelen sich zwischen Cradle to Cradle und frugaler Innovation ziehen lassen und wie diese Ansätze nach Corona dazu beitragen können, weltweit neue, ökologische Geschäftsmodelle und grünes Wachstum entstehen zu lassen.

Der LAB Talk ist ein digitales Format der spendenfinanzierten und gemeinnützigen Cradle to Cradle NGO.
Darin beleuchten Nora Sophie Griefahn und Tim Janßen im Wechsel mit einem Gast aus Wirtschaft, Politik, Kunst und Kultur sowie der Zivilgesellschaft Cradle to Cradle aus verschiedenen Perspektiven.

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Habilitation colloquium of Dr. Rajnish Tiwari on the theme of “Digital Transformation as Enabler of Affordable Excellence”

On June 30, 2020 there was a Habilitation colloquium of Dr. Rajnish Tiwari that marked the successful completion of his Habilitation (“venia legendi”). The colloquium was on the theme of “Digital Transformation as Enabler of Affordable Excellence”. The presentation showed how digital technologies can help achieve frugal solutions that in turn enable affordable excellence.

Abstract of the presentation

Latest since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic the potential of digital technologies as enabler of high-quality-yet-affordable solutions has become clear. Nevertheless, reports suggest that many firms struggle with implementing digital transformation due to the (perceived) need for high investments. Moreover, the true (potential) value-add of digital transformation is not clear to many, as digital transformation is often associated with complex terms such as “Industry 4.0”, “Internet of Things” or “Smart Homes”, whose true value-add is either not obvious to non-experts, or whose value-add is rather perceived in “nice-yet-superfluous” things such as a refrigerator which can autonomously re-order groceries. Thus, the cost-benefit analysis apparently does not seem to justify the requisite investments in many an instance. Continue reading

Cornelius Herstatt speaks on Frugal Innovation at IPDMC 2020

Cornelius Herstatt is today speaking on frugal innovation at the Digital Plenary Keynote Panel at IPDMC 2020 along with Katharina Hölzle and Piret Tonurist. The panel is moderated by Bart VAN LOOY & Petra DE WEERD-NEDERHOF.

Title of his talk is: Frugal Innovation after the Corona-Crisis – Opportunities for affordable, sustainable businesses.

Conference webpage: https://www.xcdsystem.com/eiasm/program/Iin7wnL/index.cfm?pgid=1853

Seminar on frugal innovation for sustainable development goals with CFI participation in Mumbai

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.

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