2.8 – Frugal innovation process

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 767162.

Pillar 2: Innovative industry for citizens

Session 2.8 – Frugal innovation process

31 October 2018, 15:30-16:30, room STRAUSS 2

This session will focus on opportunities that frugal innovation could offer for the future of Europe and in particular for European industries. Insights will be provided on how frugal innovation can help develop smart and innovative processes for high tech solutions, through efficient resource use, in developed countries like Netherlands, Austria or Poland.

Please find below the speakers (in alphabetical order), who will contribute to this session:

  • CEZAMAT as an example of frugal/rational planning of research infrastructure in state-of-the-art high-tech centres
    Romuald B. Beck, CEZAMAT
  • Unlocking the potential of EU industries through frugal innovation and engagement with humanitarian aid
    Andrea Debbane, Airbus Foundation
  • Example of a frugal high tech innovation in European markets
    Javier Ibañez-Guzman, Renault
  • Investigating the relevance of frugal innovations for Austria: achieving “affordable excellence“ for Austrian enterprises
    Rajnish Tiwari, Center for Frugal Innovation (CFI) – TIM/TUHH

Moderator: Doris Schroecker, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

Rapporteur: Mara Weiß

Romuald B. Beck

Vice-Director for Scientific Affairs of Centre for Advanced Materials and Technologies

Andrea Debbane

Executive Director
Airbus Foundation

Javier Ibañez-Guzmán

Technical Manager

Rajnish Tiwari

Senior Research Fellow
Hamburg University of Technology