University of Cambridge > > Cambridge Network events > Cambridge Network event: Frugal (and other) innovation

Cambridge Network event: Frugal (and other) innovation

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Louise Rushworth.

This November Cambridge Network is examining innovation from two different perspectives; from the Judge Business School’s Prof Jaideep Prabhu talking about ‘frugal innovation’ or the ability to do more with less, to the Innovation Forum talking about collaborations between industry, academia and the public sector.

For November’s Business Lecture Cambridge Network is focussing on two different aspects of innovation with speakers including Prof Jaideep Prabhu from the Judge Business School, and the newly formed Innovation Forum, a student-led body from the University of Cambridge.


Prof Jaideep Prabhu, Nehru Professor of Indian Business at the Judge Business School: Prof Prabhu has studied innovation throughout his academic career. Recently his focus has been on how small and large firms in emerging and developed markets alike are developing ingenious low cost solutions to address poverty and inequality. He is the co-author of Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth, which was described by the Economist as “the most comprehensive book yet” on the subject of frugal innovation.

Prof Prabhu has recently returned from the European Maker Faire in Rome where he spoke about how ordinary people with limited resources are increasingly developing and commercialising low cost solutions in the West. In a quote from the Judge Business School earlier this month Jaideep said: “Frugal innovation is a major source of affordable and sustainable solutions to problems of poverty, inequality and resource constraint worldwide. New technologies such as 3D printing, smartphones and the Internet of Things, as well as movements like the Maker Movement and the Sharing Economy, are driving the democratization of innovation everywhere.” To read more about Jaideep and Frugal Innovation please see the recent Frugal Innovation press release.

Innovation Forum: Our second speakers will be from the student-led Innovation Forum, a multi-campus organisation active in the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and London and others. They seek to promote innovation by linking innovative minds across academia, industry and the public sector through workshops, lectures and collaborations. Their next event will be the BioBeat14 in Cambridge on 23rd October.

To book: If you would like to attend this event please click on this link –

This talk is part of the Cambridge Network events series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.


© 2006-2023, University of Cambridge. Contact Us | Help and Documentation | Privacy and Publicity