Nesta UK Article on Using Frugal Innovations To Solve Local Government Problems

Just read via Navi Radjou’s Linkedin feed, a blog article in Nesta UK by Oscan Nowlan on how Frugal Innovation is helpful in resolving local government solutions.

Briefly, he starts to tackle it with the question framed as:

How could the principles and practices of frugal innovation be relevant to local government and digital transformation in particular?

Three clear lessons stand out, according to Oscar:

  • Build nimble and experimental teams
  • Experiment with cheap technologies
  • Embrace communities and sharing economy models
  • Author: Venkata Gandikota

    Venkata has more than 13 years of technical engineering, research, ideation, strategy and business modeling experience. Based on his experience with the Indian market and realizing also the need for affordable & sustainable solutions for Finland and other European markets, he started The Nordic Frugal Innovation Society in late 2013 with 2 colleagues. By organizing ideation workshops and 2 major conferences involving Cities, Universities, and businesses he started to mainstream the concept in Finland and the Nordics. Gandikota has also written several articles focusing on frugal innovations in the Finnish media. He has also been helping Finnish businesses in India as CEO of Indianeer Consulting and gives guest lectures at JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä. He has a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from India and a Masters in Environmental Engineering from USA.