Building the future


There is going to be ample opportunity for networking with our exclusive partnership with DEAL ROOM. More info on onboarding is coming soon.

 Below is the tentative schedule for the conference. The speakers and the time slots will be updated on a rolling basis. Keep this page bookmarked and check back once in a while. We will have the confirmed schedule here by the end of March 2019.



NOTE: Both days will have lunch and afternoon snack. Coffee and tea will be served all through the day.

Registration & Networking – Impact Investing Day

Morning coffee available. Please note that there is no breakfast.

Opening Remarks – Impact Investing Day
Keynote – Royston Braganza, Grameen Bank
Impact Investing VC Panel Discussion – Moderated by Antti Öhrling (Vault Impact)- Panelists include João Santos (Maze Portugal), Tove Larsson (Norrsken), Emanuele Santi (Bamboo capital), Martijn Blom (Hivos Impact)
+impact Report by Danske Bank
Impact Investing LP, GP,Startup Panel Discussion – Moderated by Walter Del Castillo (Lundin Foundation) – Panelists – Cyril Gouiffes (EIF), Mika Pykkö (Sitra), 2 others TBC
InnoFrugal Startup Pitching Contest

10 pre-selected startup pitches – Winner selection by jury of Investors and Experts” – Organised with Vault Impact, & FiBAN.

Hello Nordics Talk & mini Panel – Ashoka Scandinavia & Nordea Bank
Talk by Ernst & Young Global Impact Team member
Panel Discussion – Indian Impact Investors Council & Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) – Moderated by Royston Braganza (Grameen) – Panelists – Ranjna Khanna (IIC), Neha Bhatnagar (IIC), Pradeep Nair (Ford Foundation), Pratibha Jain (Nishith Desai Associates), Ravi Vukkadala (Northern Arc)
Pitching contest Winner announced
FiBAN Panel Discussion- Moderated by Reidar Wasenius (FiBAN CEO)- Panelists- Janne Jormalainen(FiBAN Chairman) , Saga Forss (FiBAN board), Fabian Sepulveda (Courage Ventures)
Closing Remarks
Registration & Networking – Frugal Innovation Day

Morning coffee available. Please note that there is no breakfast.

Opening Remarks – Frugal Innovation Day
Talk – Frugal Innovation in Germany – Liza Wohlfart, Fraunhofer IAO
Panel Discussion in partnership with Indian Embassy

Panelists from AP innovation society and others TBC

Affordable EVs and Mobility – Keynote- Dr Steve Simplay , Director- Automotive Solutions, Belcan
Talk – Mobility as a service- Juha Soujanen, Founder Ekorent & Nopia
Panel Discussion – Affordable Mobility

Moderated by Dr Steve Simplay – Panelists – Fortum Innovation Accelerator (TBC), Ulla Koivukoski, Pentti Bruun (L7 Drive), 2 others TBC

Talk – Joseph Olassa (Ignitho Technologies) – Adapting Frugal Innovation Principles To Enterprise Technology Innovation
Talk – Roney Soloman (HCL UK) – Frugal Innovation in Multinational Organizations
Panel Discussion – Business Design 2.0 – The multi-speed organization – Moderated by Michael Hanf (Co-Founder-Taival) – Panelists- Sebastian Aniszewski (Director – New Services & Development-Lassila & Tikkanoja), Ismo Tiittanen (VP, Strategic planning- YIT)

Today, businesses need to run stable, highly-efficient operations in their core while enabling rapid, agile experimentation to address rapidly changing markets and customer demands. As the speed of change and disruption accelerates it is critical for companies to incorporate both of these at times contradicting objectives into a common organization, operating and business model. This requires a new type of business and organizational design that enables companies to be fast and slow, agile and stable, efficient and experimentative at the same time. In short, it requires a business strategy and design approach that enables rapid innovation development for organizations facing resource and cost constraints. The panel discussion will look at these new requirements as well as solution approaches across different types of organizations.

Keynote – Affordable Medtech Solutions – Dr Prashant Jha ( Biodesign, AIIMS India)
Panel Discussion – Affordable Medtech Solutions Towards Creating Healthcare Access For All – Panelists Kevin Eboigbodin (Orion Diagnostica), Dr Prashant Jha (AIIMS), Sameer Saral-TBC (Labsystems Diagnostics), Heikki Nieminen-TBC (Aalto Biodesign)
Panel Discussion – Building Smart Villages Leveraging Open Innovation – Trond Skundberg (Norway India Chamber of commerce), Arun Sharma (Smart Village Movement), 2 others TBC
Closing Remarks
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