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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 final schedule for the conference. 

 

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

DAY 1
2019-05-07
DAY 2
2019-05-08
Registration & Networking – Impact Investing Day image
08:00
Registration & Networking – Impact Investing Day

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

InnoFrugal 2019 Impact Investing Day – Welcome Remarks – Venkata Gandikota (InnoFrugal & Vault Impact) image
09:45 - 10:00
InnoFrugal 2019 Impact Investing Day – Welcome Remarks – Venkata Gandikota (InnoFrugal & Vault Impact)
Keynote – Impact Investing- The X Factor – by Royston Braganza (CEO – Grameen Impact Investments India) image
10:00 - 10:20
Keynote – Impact Investing- The X Factor – by Royston Braganza (CEO – Grameen Impact Investments India)
Panel – Impact Investing and SDGs – European Perspective – Moderated by Venkata Gandikota- Panelists include Cyril Gouiffes (EIF), Mika Pyykkö (Sitra) João Santos (Maze Portugal), Tove Larsson (Norrsken), Martijn Blom (Hivos Impact) image
10:20 - 10:50
Panel – Impact Investing and SDGs – European Perspective – Moderated by Venkata Gandikota- Panelists include Cyril Gouiffes (EIF), Mika Pyykkö (Sitra) João Santos (Maze Portugal), Tove Larsson (Norrsken), Martijn Blom (Hivos Impact)

Europe based impact investors and ask about their experiences and their vision for the future. The panel consists of investors based in Europe but doing investments both in Europe and Africa. The discussion will include how impact investing practice fits in with the SDGs- the challenges and the blind spots. The topics will also cover impact bonds and equity in the impact investing asset class.

+impact Report by Teppo Havo (Head of Growth & Impact – Danske Bank, Finland) image
10:50 - 11:05
+impact Report by Teppo Havo (Head of Growth & Impact – Danske Bank, Finland)
Hello Nordics – Nordea partnership with Ashoka to improve the lives of people facing exclusion in the Nordics-  Talk by Erik Feldt (Head of Community Engagement, Nordea) image
11:05 - 11:20
Hello Nordics – Nordea partnership with Ashoka to improve the lives of people facing exclusion in the Nordics- Talk by Erik Feldt (Head of Community Engagement, Nordea)
How Open Banking Is Redefining Customer Experience And Financial Inclusion – Talk by Tanuj Pasupuleti (Fintech Finland & Santander) image
11:20 - 11:40
How Open Banking Is Redefining Customer Experience And Financial Inclusion – Talk by Tanuj Pasupuleti (Fintech Finland & Santander)

Open banking is fast becoming a global phenomenon. Fueled by regulatory action, changing consumer behavior and the innovation and collaboration inspired by FinTechs, open banking is bringing new benefits to customers’ lives and fresh opportunities for the financial services industry. For the first time customers are in the front seat and with Non Banking players are closing gaps with Financial institutions, how can Open Banking redefine the boundaries.

Lunch Break & Networking Session image
11:40 - 13:00
Lunch Break & Networking Session
InnoFrugal 2019 – Startup Pitching Contest with 10 pre-selected startups image
12:30 - 13:45
InnoFrugal 2019 – Startup Pitching Contest with 10 pre-selected startups

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

Changing the world by engaging local communities for impact work with blockchain payments – Case wildlife conservation in Nalika Wildlife Conservation area, Tanzania – by Antti Saarnio (Founder- Zippie & Airimpact) image
13:45 - 14:05
Changing the world by engaging local communities for impact work with blockchain payments – Case wildlife conservation in Nalika Wildlife Conservation area, Tanzania – by Antti Saarnio (Founder- Zippie & Airimpact)
How capital from private individuals can tackle the SDGs via crowdfunding – Talk by  Peter Heijen (Founder- Lendahand) image
14:05 - 14:15
How capital from private individuals can tackle the SDGs via crowdfunding – Talk by Peter Heijen (Founder- Lendahand)

Lendahand sources investment capital from private individuals in Europe and invest this in the debt of high impact SMEs in emerging markets. Lendahand is now scaling up and seeking to cooperate with institutional players in the field

Attracting investments to worlds most fragile and marginalized areas and communities – Talk by Kari-Pekka Murtonen (Development & Innovation Expert – Fingo) image
14:15 - 14:25
Attracting investments to worlds most fragile and marginalized areas and communities – Talk by Kari-Pekka Murtonen (Development & Innovation Expert – Fingo)

People in the world’s most fragile and marginalized need decent opportunities and jobs to ensure sustainable growth. The private sector is urgently needed to innovate products and services that can create impact through solving problems in these communities. NGO’s, local and international, have a long history of investing in the development of people and communities around the world. NGO’s can be important partners and can help to ensure the right contextual approach, risk management, and business models. Talk highlights issues to consider when building win-win multisectoral collaboration models in these, sometimes challenging, environments.

Indian Impact Investors Council – Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs-Panel Session On Impact Investing In India – Foreword by Neha Bhatnagar (Head Of Partnerships & Research at Impact Investors Council)-  Panel Discussion – Moderated by Pradeep Nair (Ford Foundation) – Panelists – Ravi Vukkadala (Northern Arc Investments), Per Haagensen (responsAbility), Stefanie Perrella (Duff & Phelps) image
14:25 - 15:10
Indian Impact Investors Council – Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs-Panel Session On Impact Investing In India – Foreword by Neha Bhatnagar (Head Of Partnerships & Research at Impact Investors Council)- Panel Discussion – Moderated by Pradeep Nair (Ford Foundation) – Panelists – Ravi Vukkadala (Northern Arc Investments), Per Haagensen (responsAbility), Stefanie Perrella (Duff & Phelps)
Coffee Break & Networking Session image
15:10 - 15:30
Coffee Break & Networking Session
Impact investing and startup scene in Southern Africa – by Ilari Lindy (Lead Expert – Southern Africa Innovation Support) image
15:30 - 15:40
Impact investing and startup scene in Southern Africa – by Ilari Lindy (Lead Expert – Southern Africa Innovation Support)
Profit and Purpose – Impact investing goes mainstream – Talk by Matti Copeland ( Ernst & Young) image
15:40 - 15:50
Profit and Purpose – Impact investing goes mainstream – Talk by Matti Copeland ( Ernst & Young)
15:50 - 16:15
Business angels fueling impact – panel discussion with FiBAN- Moderated by Reidar Wasenius (FiBAN CEO)- Panelists- Janne Jormalainen(FiBAN Chairman) , Saga Forss (FiBAN board), Fabian Sepulveda (Courage Ventures)

Investments made by business angels at the grass root level are vital for impact ventures to sprout and become flourishing growth companies. Join the panel discussion with Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN) – one of Europe’s biggest business angel networks. FiBAN members Janne Jormalainen, Saga Forss and Fabian Sepulveda will share their impact investing best practices in the panel discussion moderated by FiBAN’s Managing Director Reidar Wasenius.

Announcing Impact Startup Pitching Contest Winner for InnoFrugal 2019 image
16:15 - 16:25
Announcing Impact Startup Pitching Contest Winner for InnoFrugal 2019
Impact Investing Day – Closing remarks by Antti Öhrling image
16:25 - 16:35
Impact Investing Day – Closing remarks by Antti Öhrling
Registration & Networking – Frugal Innovation Day image
08:00 - 09:15
Registration & Networking – Frugal Innovation Day

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

InnoFrugal 2019 – Frugal Innovation Day- Welcome Remarks – Antti Öhrling (InnoFrugal & Vault Impact) image
09:15 - 09:25
InnoFrugal 2019 – Frugal Innovation Day- Welcome Remarks – Antti Öhrling (InnoFrugal & Vault Impact)
Indian Ambassador to Finland and Estonia – Vani Rao’s Remarks image
09:25 - 09:35
Indian Ambassador to Finland and Estonia – Vani Rao’s Remarks
The Rise Of The Frugal Society – The Impact of Neo-Minimalism on Western markets – Liza Wohlfart, Fraunhofer IAO image
09:35 - 09:50
The Rise Of The Frugal Society – The Impact of Neo-Minimalism on Western markets – Liza Wohlfart, Fraunhofer IAO

Frugal Innovations present robust, simple and often sustainable alternatives to high-end solutions. The current focus of scientific research is on emerging markets as key customers for these solutions. Western societies, however, also have an increasing interest in Frugal Innovations that is fueled by the ongoing Neo-Minimalism trend. The presentation will look into the specifics of this trend and into its impacts on Frugal Innovation, based on practical case studies.

MegaSense: Accurate low cost air quality sensing and online analytics – Talk by Andrew Rebeiro-Hargrave (Senior Scientist – Megasense project – University of Helsinki) image
09:50 - 10:00
MegaSense: Accurate low cost air quality sensing and online analytics – Talk by Andrew Rebeiro-Hargrave (Senior Scientist – Megasense project – University of Helsinki)

The University of Helsinki MegaSense programme is designing low-cost air quality stationary and portable sensor devices calibrated by online air quality deep learning anaytics, and working with partners to deploy them in Helsinki. The first version of the stationary sensing devices are being installed in novel locations, such as a bus stops by the Kumpulan campus, as part of the Urban Sense project. The first portable portable sensing devices are being loaned to citizens in Jätkäsaari to measure thei personal exposure, as part of the EU funded UIA HOPE project. The data from both projects is analyzed by the MegaSense platform as the University of Helsinki and new air quality data presentation techniques are being created. The next step for the MegaSense programme is to build upon the learnings of these projects and deploy accurate low-cost sensing in other cities and environments.

Digital Identity in the Last Mile – Talk by Ken Banks (Head of Social Impact, Yoti) image
10:00 - 10:10
Digital Identity in the Last Mile – Talk by Ken Banks (Head of Social Impact, Yoti)

The primary focus of much of the digital identity sector is on the design, adoption and use of large-scale digital identity systems and how users interact with them. Most of this research begins with the technology and works its way down to the people who use it, an approach which has given us something of a knowledge deficit. What we’re missing is an understanding of why people might want a digital identity, how they interpret or understand digital identity, their concerns and what tools and approaches might be missing in their local context. Ken’s talk will focus on a simple, low-tech, frugal identity solution Yoti are developing for grassroots, last mile organisations in the developing world.

Building Smart Villages through Open Innovation and a platform approach – Talk by Arun Sharma (Chief Operating Officer & Chief Platform Architect, Smart Village Movement) image
10:10 - 10:25
Building Smart Villages through Open Innovation and a platform approach – Talk by Arun Sharma (Chief Operating Officer & Chief Platform Architect, Smart Village Movement)

Introduction of the Smart Village Movement initiative at UC, Berkeley envisioned by Prof. Solomon Darwin. How concepts like Triple Helix, Open Innovation and Co-Innovation are applied and changing the lives in Indian villages. Vision behind Smart Village platform to scale the initiative and provide access to research and opportunities for business and academicians all around the world.

Interactive Discussion With Audience – Building Smart Villages Leveraging Open Innovation –  Venkata Gandikota (InnoFrugal & Vault Impact), Trond Skundberg (Nordic Hub India), Arun Sharma (Smart Village Movement) image
10:25 - 10:40
Interactive Discussion With Audience – Building Smart Villages Leveraging Open Innovation – Venkata Gandikota (InnoFrugal & Vault Impact), Trond Skundberg (Nordic Hub India), Arun Sharma (Smart Village Movement)

InnoFrugal ry, Smart Village Movement (under Berkeley Haas Garwood Center) & Nordic Hub India are identifying businesses to match pilot opportunities in India to screen and select the solutions with the best potential towards solving pain points in pilot villages in India.

The Smart Village Movement team in India will assure that the selected solutions are introduced in the participating villages in India.

Who can pilot?
– Either the idea is totally fresh, or you have been twisting your brain for a year – this can be your chance co-innovate an Impact business in India.

– Maybe you are a startup, SME or a multinational organization with an existing solution that matches the Smart village India challenges, get in touch with us to discuss cooperation and piloting possibilities.

We are looking for solutions with the potential to impact one of the following sectors:
Energy, Education, Safety & Security, Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Transport, Livelihood, Water & Sanitation

Smart Village Team will offer:
– Help with data collection (Preliminary & Feedback)
– On-ground assistance to carry out operations during pilots
– Government connections to secure all the required permissions
– Access to the open innovation corporate network and academia
– Business model consultation to effectively tap into rural markets in India
– Extensive research to strengthen the efficiency of the solution

Business With Impact (BEAM) – Financing Instrument for Finnish Companies To Go To Emerging Markets – Overview by Markku Heino (Business Finland/Spinverse) image
10:40 - 10:45
Business With Impact (BEAM) – Financing Instrument for Finnish Companies To Go To Emerging Markets – Overview by Markku Heino (Business Finland/Spinverse)
10:45 - 10:50
Finnpartnership – Financing for Finnish Companies To Go To Emerging Markets – Overview by Kaisa Arkkila (Finnpartnership/Finnfund))
Multistakeholder innovation processes: Why frugal innovation needs an ecosystem with Aalto New Global- Talk by Sara Lindeman (Post Doc -Aalto University) image
10:50 - 11:00
Multistakeholder innovation processes: Why frugal innovation needs an ecosystem with Aalto New Global- Talk by Sara Lindeman (Post Doc -Aalto University)
Panel Session – A path for Finnish frugal innovation: Sustainable forestry in Tanzania – Case study – Moderated by Sara Lindeman (Aalto University),  with Tatu Lyytinen (Aalto University), Mikko Laine (CEO- Slidetec), Erika Kraemer-Mbula (Associate Professor of Economics – University of Stellenbosch ), Thomas Selänniemi (Head of Sustainability- Indufor) image
11:00 - 11:30
Panel Session – A path for Finnish frugal innovation: Sustainable forestry in Tanzania – Case study – Moderated by Sara Lindeman (Aalto University), with Tatu Lyytinen (Aalto University), Mikko Laine (CEO- Slidetec), Erika Kraemer-Mbula (Associate Professor of Economics – University of Stellenbosch ), Thomas Selänniemi (Head of Sustainability- Indufor)

There are few examples of Finnish companies doing frugal innovation. This panel will discuss how an ecosystem of actors can support the development of a frugal innovation by a Finnish company. The case relates to forestry in East Africa, Tanzania, for which the Finnish company Slidetec has developed a frugalized sawmill. The panel will talk about how the collaboration between the various actors was initiated and how they experienced the collaboration.

Lunch Break & Networking Session image
11:30 - 12:45
Lunch Break & Networking Session
Keynote (via Video Link) – Affordable Healthcare – Dr Prashant Jha ( Head of Affordable Technologies, King’s College London) image
12:45 - 13:00
Keynote (via Video Link) – Affordable Healthcare – Dr Prashant Jha ( Head of Affordable Technologies, King’s College London)
Designing Complex Health Interventions in Resource Constrained Settings – Mari Tikkanen (Cofounder – M4ID) image
13:00 - 13:10
Designing Complex Health Interventions in Resource Constrained Settings – Mari Tikkanen (Cofounder – M4ID)
Preventive Health Actions Using Frugal Innovation and Result Based Financing – by Timo Teimonen (CEO – Aqsens Health) image
13:10 - 13:20
Preventive Health Actions Using Frugal Innovation and Result Based Financing – by Timo Teimonen (CEO – Aqsens Health)

Due to the continuous increase of healthcare costs we have to change the way we think and how to take preventive actions into agenda of national health issues – those actions will require new innovative healthtech, preventive funding models (like Social Impact Bonds), and most importantly new thinking and attitude.

Main reasons for this in the western world are aging population, modern lifestyle and structural inflexibility in healthcare systems. In developing economies things can be done differently. Frugal innovation combined with the result based financing can provide access to the low cost preventive health screening to masses. And eventually that will also help those new disruptive innovation to penetrate western world and hence impacting to renew the whole healthcare system.

Panel Discussion – Affordable Healthcare Solutions Towards Creating Healthcare Access For All -Moderated by Prof Heikki Nieminen (Aalto University – Biodesign Program)-  Panelists Kevin Eboigbodin (Orion Diagnostica), Mari Tikkanen (Co-Founder- M4ID), Timo Teimonen (CEO-AqSens Health) image
13:20 - 13:45
Panel Discussion – Affordable Healthcare Solutions Towards Creating Healthcare Access For All -Moderated by Prof Heikki Nieminen (Aalto University – Biodesign Program)- Panelists Kevin Eboigbodin (Orion Diagnostica), Mari Tikkanen (Co-Founder- M4ID), Timo Teimonen (CEO-AqSens Health)
Advanced Mobility session introductory remarks – by Ulla Koivukoski (HumanKeystones) image
13:45 - 13:50
Advanced Mobility session introductory remarks – by Ulla Koivukoski (HumanKeystones)
The future of mobility and ecosystems – Mobility City Campus in Rotterdam  – Elina Kajosaari  (Corporate Venturing Lead, Avanto Ventures) image
13:50 - 14:05
The future of mobility and ecosystems – Mobility City Campus in Rotterdam – Elina Kajosaari (Corporate Venturing Lead, Avanto Ventures)

The revolution of mobility offers opportunities for communities and their people and businesses. To build sustainable solutions, we need cross-sectoral capabilities which requires collaboration. In her talk, Elina Kajosaari will address the significance of ecosystems in building the future of mobility and present the role Mobility City Campus in Rotterdam will play in this.

14:05 - 14:35
Advanced Mobility Panel Discussion – The future is just behind the corner – Also in the way we commute – Moderated by Ulla Koivukoski, with Mikko Ampuja (CEO – Vapaus Bikes), Ouissem Aloui (VP International Sales – L7 Drive Ltd), Elina Kajosaari (Corporate Venturing Lead, Avanto Ventures) & Jarkko Jaakkola (Area Manager, MaaS Global)

In the panel discussion, they will cover examples from electrifying transportation in India by L7 Drive to mobilizing citizens in Helsinki by Vapaus Bikes Oy and to Africa where EkoRent Oy has brought emission free taxi services.

Robo – Autonomous last mile mobility solution – Talk by (Mikko Hurskainen, CTO- Roboride) image
14:35 - 14:45
Robo – Autonomous last mile mobility solution – Talk by (Mikko Hurskainen, CTO- Roboride)

Robo is an autonomous last mile mobility service, which is the missing piece of MaaS mobility solution. It is based on small pods, which are electric and ideal for travelling short distances. On demand traffic model optimizes resource usage and delivers maximum value to end user.

Coffee Break & Networking Session image
14:45 - 15:15
Coffee Break & Networking Session
Talk by Prof Timo Nyberg (Board Member – Keksintösäätiö- Finnish Society for Inventions) image
15:15 - 15:25
Talk by Prof Timo Nyberg (Board Member – Keksintösäätiö- Finnish Society for Inventions)
The Increasing Adoption of Frugal Innovation Principles in Large Multinational Organisations – Roney Soloman (Digital Enthusiast & Startup Mentor) image
15:25 - 15:35
The Increasing Adoption of Frugal Innovation Principles in Large Multinational Organisations – Roney Soloman (Digital Enthusiast & Startup Mentor)

Roney shares his experiences and examples of how large multinational organisations are increasingly embracing the principles of Frugal Innovation, both to help drive growth and stability in vastly challenging economic climates, as well as to enhance their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

Panel – Business Design 2.0 – The multi-speed organization – Moderated by Michael Hanf (Cofounder- Taival) – Panelists-  Ismo Tiittanen ( VP, Strategic planning, YIT), Sebastian Aniszewski (Director, New Services and Development – Lassila & Tikkanoja), Mikael Juntunen (Founder-Catapult), Mikael Leppä ( Design Director, Wärtsilä) image
15:35 - 16:05
Panel – Business Design 2.0 – The multi-speed organization – Moderated by Michael Hanf (Cofounder- Taival) – Panelists- Ismo Tiittanen ( VP, Strategic planning, YIT), Sebastian Aniszewski (Director, New Services and Development – Lassila & Tikkanoja), Mikael Juntunen (Founder-Catapult), Mikael Leppä ( Design Director, Wärtsilä)

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.

Closing Remarks by Venkata Gandikota image
16:05 - 16:15
Closing Remarks by Venkata Gandikota
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