Invitation to the Concluding Conference in Hamburg: “Potentials of Frugal Innovation”

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.

During the conference, we will present and discuss our research results concerning frugal innovation pathways that we have identified using the example of the Indian and German auto-component industry. We also present recommendations for the German research and innovation system. The project results will be supplemented by talks of external experts, including Prof. Aravind Chinchure, an innovation expert from India. Other speakers/panelists include Prof. Dr. Martin Jänicke, Ms. Christine Ax and Prof. Dr. Cornelius Herstatt, apart from the project team consisting of Dr. Luise Fischer, Dr. Katharina Kalogerakis and Dr. Rajnish Tiwari. The targeted audience will represent persons from science, industry and policy arena.

Details & preliminary agenda (PDF, 112 KB)

Photo from a previous workshop

Participation in the event is free of charge, but requires a prior registration. For registration please write an e-mail to Dr. Katharina Kalogerakis (katharina.kalogerakis@tuhh.de)

Related publications from this project can be found here.

Call for Contributions – Scientific symposium: “Potentials of frugal innovation in industrial countries”

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

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Workshop zum Thema „Potenziale Frugaler Innovationen“

Potenziale frugaler InnovationenAm 12. Januar 2016 organisieren wir einen Workshop-Tag zum Thema „Potenziale frugaler Innovationen“. Dieser findet als Teil unseres BMBF-geförderten Projektes „Potenziale, Herausforderungen und gesellschaftliche Relevanz frugaler Innovationen in Deutschland im Kontext des globalen Innovationswettbewerbs“  am besagten Tag in der Zeit von 10.00 Uhr bis ca. 17.00 Uhr im Gästehaus der Universität Hamburg statt.

Neben Fachvorträgen wird ein zentraler Mittelpunkt der Veranstaltung eine gemeinsam mit den Teilnehmern durchgeführte „Expertendiskussion“ im kleinen Kreis von ca. 20 Personen aus Wissenschaft, Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft über das vorwiegend in Schwellenländern beobachtete Phänomen der „frugalen Innovation“ und dessen mögliche Relevanz für Deutschland sein. Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an relevante Stakeholder aus ausgewählten Bereichen. Sollten Sie Interesse an der Teilnahme haben, so setzen Sie sich bitte in Verbindung mit uns (ausgebucht; Stand: 8.1.2016).

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