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InnoFrugal: Innovations For Emerging Markets, 24 - 25 April


Description of the event:

The Nordic Frugal Innovation Society ry ( is organising the 3rd edition of their annual conference InnoFrugal ( during April 24-25, 2017 in Helsinki.

Theme: Innovations For Emerging Markets, Impact Solutions For The Entire World.

Over the course of 2 days, there shall be sessions in the following sectors:

Day 1 (April 24, 2017) - Healthcare, engineering, (re) manufacturing, Circular Economy, DIY/Makers, Policy
Day 2 (April 25, 2017) - Academic-Industry collaboration, Inclusive/Social Entrepreneurship, Impact investing

Other than talks, panels, the conference will also include:
– Workshops With Experts ( TUT Fablab, Industry Hack, BioDesign India)
– Matchmaking and Networking (Brella)
– Investor – Business Interaction
– Pitching Sessions (in collaboration with 100 Open Startups -

Venue: Wanhasatama, Helsinki

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Some of the confirmed speakers and investors include:

Doris Schröcker, Head Of Unit - Strategy, Industrial Technologies, Directorate-General For Research And Innovation, European Commission
Dr. Hans Schubert, Senior Vice-President- Global Product Management, Voith Paper
Dr Steve Simplay, Head of Automotive, Tata Technologies
Dr Henning Kroll, Fraunhofer ISI
Dr Kristian Olson & Alexis Steel, CAMTech, Massachusetts General Hospital
Adarsh Desai, World Bank Innovations Lab
Dr Prashant Jha, International School For Biodesign, AIIMS
Liza Wohlfart, Fraunhofer IAO
Dr Luise Fischer, Fraunhofer IMW
Uwe Schleinkofer, Fraunhofer IPA
Navi Radjou, Author- Frugal Innovation, TED Global Speaker
Max Cuvellier (Head) & Maxime Bayen (Senior Insights Manager) , GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator
Madeleine Gabriel, Head of Inclusive Innovation (International Team), Nesta
Jaideep Prabhu, Professor- Judge Business School, Cambridge University
Praveen Paranjothi, VC Investor, Founder- Startup Europe India Network
Mika Pyykkö, Senior Lead, Sitra's Impact Investing
Royston Braganza, CEO, Grameen Capital
Minna Halme, Professor- New Global Program, Aalto University
Plan International
EBAN (European Business Angels Network) Impact Investing Committee
India Impact Investors Committee
Indian Embassy
Finnish Foreign Ministry

Further info: Venkata Gandikota-

For the original listing, see here.