Frugal Innovation – bringing Grassroots creativity to the Global stage

“Frugal innovation is about creating advantage out of constraint.” ~ Kirsten Bound, Head International Innovation Research, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Nesta). The grassroots innovation by Muruganatham of a machine that produces quality sanitary napkins at a low cost and helps women in rural India to live a hygienic life has inspired the
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By Somali K Chakrabarti   The use of ‘Jugaad Innovation’, as a management philosophy, has received much attention from business and academic community all over the world, particularly the west. Essentially an Indian phenomenon, Jugaad is seen as an approach through which people devise indigenous work-around methods to overcome constraints. To the western world, Jugaad Innovation is projected
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Over the past few decades, India has become a global hub for back-office services and software development’. This has created a common belief in the west that people from developing countries such as India are generally good as software developers. As Indians too, we often wonder that why as a country we have not been
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