Building the future










7 Р8 MAY 2019     Valkoinen Sali, HELSINKI



InnoFrugal is a non-profit event. Our first conference was held in Helsinki in 2015. Our conference is the intersection where leadership, finance, technology and transformation come together to empower people and organizations.

Here you’ll find world-class experts who are changing the way we interact with reality. You will be able to learn from them with thought leadership talks, hands-on sessions and outstanding use cases.

We are a global conference that focuses on Delivering Impact by engaging investors, public & private sector along with other non-profits to respond to limitations in resources and turn these constraints into innovative ideas and quality, accessible, affordable & sustainable solutions for realizing the UN SDGs.

Topics this year include impact investing, social impact innovations, circular economy, mobility, healthcare, education, enterprise IT, smart cities & villages.

We also have two other conference editions happening this Spring and you can check them out by clicking the links below:

InnoFrugal UK on March 19, 2019 in Cambridge organised together with University of Cambridge Judge Business School & Ignitho Technologies

InnoFrugal DE on April 9, 2019 in Stuttgart organised together with Fraunhofer IAO and Fraunhofer IPA

Resource consumption, rising inequalities and technology advances have redefined our understanding of growth.

With the push towards the UN SDG 2030 happening right now, organizations have never had such a great need to adapt to leverage human resources, financial resources and new technologies. At the same time business’s decision-makers have never had to be as quick and swift in their investment choices.

At InnoFrugal 2019 you will get to know how impact investors and other financiers are financing startups and mature businesses to deliver on these aspects and create a vision for our collective future.

A number of social, economic, and technological trends are bringing together to disrupt mobility as we know it. The movement from petrol or diesel fueled to electric powered vehicles; the concept of mobility as a service with the boom of sharing services are all transforming ownership ideas and moving us towards a more sustainable advanced mobility space. At the conference, we will gather pioneers but also others who are looking to enter this space to provide sustainable and affordable alternatives.

We can all agree that we need to ensure people to have access to the health care they need without suffering financial hardship. Achieving this universal health coverage means access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines for all. Especially delivering affordable diagnostic services and designing those solutions with patient first approach leveraging new technologies is of utmost importance. The healthcare track will give you a taste of how these are being designed and delivered.


Smart Cities & Smart Villages -There are a lot of pilots going on in both the developed world and in emerging economies. Technology as a enabler will always be there. But the important issue to remember is there is no one size fits all and we have to also take into consideration the unique cultural, political, geographical aspects of various cities and villages into consideration when designing “Smart” solutions. The attendees will get to see and listen models and use cases on how to affordably design and deliver solutions in this space.




Below were some of the past speakers and investors participating in our conference.


Head of Strategy Unit, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation.

Jaideep Prabhu

Professor- Judge Business School, Cambridge University; Co-Author – Jugaad Innovation & Frugal Innovation

Navi radjou

Co-Author -Jugaad Innovation & Frugal Innovation; TED Global Speaker

Heli Antila

VP -Biobased Solutions, Fortum

Anirudha Dambal

Vice President, New X-ray Markets, Siemens Healthineers

Diane Rigos

Executive Director, MIT Tata Center

Madeleine Gabriel

Head of Inclusive Innovation, Nesta

Dr Eddy Agbo

Founder, Fyodor Biotech

Dr Kristian Olson

Director , Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech), Massachusetts General Hospital

Hans-Ludwig Schubert

Senior Vice President of Product Management, Voith Paper

Rahul Panicker

Co-Founder, Embrace Baby Warmer

Solomon Darwin

Professor & Executive Director, Berkeley Haas Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation


Valkoinen Sali,
Aleksanterinkatu 16-18,
00170 Helsinki

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