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Frugal innovation: Resourcefulness as the essence of sustainability

Innovative process of the future

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"Jugaad", or frugal innovation, is the practice of creating technology to meet human needs using the smallest amount of resources as possible.

This method has sparked out of necessity in many countries of the global South, as the wealth of money, power, industry and developed resources just simply isn't as present in many of these regions.

But could this process of frugal innovation be paving the way to a sustainable future?