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Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI

Dissemination Workshop on Frugal Innovation

Time: Thursday, 10th November 2016

Place: European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Covent Garden Building, Place Rogier 16, Brussels, Belgium

In the course of this year, Fraunhofer ISI and Nesta have conducted an study on the potentials of frugal innovation for Europe.

The objective of this study is to explore the relevance of frugal innovation for Europe’s competitiveness and economic development. It considers different options for public and private strategies to leverage its potential in the context of European policies. In doing so, it covers both options relating to R&D cooperation with developed countries and such to promote smart and sustainable growth in cohesion regions.

As a concluding event, the European Commission’s Directorate-General will organise a workshop on opportunities for policy action on 10th November 2016 in its “Covent Garden” Building in Brussels (Place Rogier 16, ERC Ground Floor Auditorium). The workshop will feature invited speakers presenting relevant case studies as well as expert discussions on possible policy actions at different levels.

More information can be found at the website of the Competence Center Policy – Industry – Innovation.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI analyzes the origins and impacts of innovations. We research the short- and long-term developments of innovation processes and the impacts of new technologies and services on society. On this basis, we are able to provide our clients from industry, politics and science with recommendations for action and perspectives for key decisions. Our expertise is founded on our scientific competence as well as an interdisciplinary and systemic research approach.