The Culture of Jugaad: For and Against

The culture of quick-fix innovation could be obstructing India’s growth, say experts including Dr. Bhaskar Chakravorti of  Tuft’s University. During a panel discussion at the ongoing India Summit at Emory University, he differed with Navi Radjou, co-author of the recent bestseller Jugaad Innovation, saying that the ‘jugaad mentality’ was to blame for the lack of breakthrough innovations in […]

Jugaad-a-thon: Innovation Battleground For Affordable Medical Tech

India has the highest number of under-five deaths in the world, with 1.4 million children dying before reaching their fifth birthday, according to the United Nation’s Millenium Development Goals Report 2014. Developing innovative medical technologies in the area of reproductive, maternal, newborn & child health for low and middle income countries was the focus of […]

Frugal Innovation : What Africa Can Learn From India

Speaking at the 10th India-Africa business conclave, Anand Sharma – Minister of Commerce and Industry – hailed India’s culture of frugal innovation and suggested that India’s development model is apt for African countries. The conclave, held on 9th March, was organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Exim Bank of India, and spoke […]