Frugal Innovation: Making a Culture of Ownership
Monday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM
110 E 2nd St
The frugal innovation movement is shifting the paradigm and mentality of society. A “frugal” mentality is not only about doing more with less, but creating an even bigger difference than what was originally possible by reducing the complexity of a product or service to maximize impact. Products coming out of this movement are much more closely aligned with social good such as Embrace, an infant baby warmer that has saved more than 90,000 infants, or D-Rev’s ReMotion Knee. The maker movement is a large part of frugal innovation—prototypes and iterations are critical to the success of innovative projects.
A Dara Dotz
Dara holds a BS in Industrial Design with a minor in International Business from MSCD. Dara combines her design strategy experience and rapid ethnographic assessment to empower others through techn...Show the rest
Dara holds a BS in Industrial Design with a minor in International Business from MSCD. Dara combines her design strategy experience and rapid ethnographic assessment to empower others through technology. With a focus on disrupting supply chains and “making” in austere environments she has co-founded Field Ready, focusing in on-demand manufacturing in post Disaster Zones. In Haiti, Field Ready brought 3D printers to teach locals how to make needed medical supplies and replacement parts for rural clinics with a focus on up cycling materials and creating in-situ. Recently Field Ready has been working in response to the tragic earthquake in Nepal creating tools for better communication, health, and sanitation. In the Bay Area, Dara worked as Human Factors Lead for Made In Space, Inc., a company that built and operates the first gravity-independent 3D printer on the International Space Station. In her free time Dara flies drones and is attempting to break the space time continuum. Dara believes that 3D printing in space is just the beginning.Hide the rest
Carrie is responsible for sharing the TechShop mission with internal and external audiences. She creates and executes national marketing programs with partners that include Autodesk, General Electr...Show the rest
Carrie is responsible for sharing the TechShop mission with internal and external audiences. She creates and executes national marketing programs with partners that include Autodesk, General Electric, Ford, Lowe's and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. She also oversees public relations and investor relations, and manages the corporate culture. Before joining TechShop in 2010, Carrie spent more than 15 years in technology marketing. At Sun Microsystems, she led public relations, analyst relations, employee communications and social programs for different business groups. Prior to Sun, she worked at global public relations firm Burson-Marsteller. Born and raised in the Detroit Metro area, Carrie earned a dual degree from Michigan State University and studied at the University of London.Hide the rest
Innovation & Leadership Advisor
Frugal Innovation Hub
Navi Radjou is an innovation and leadership advisor based in Silicon Valley. He is also a Fellow at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He has served as a member of the World Economic F...Show the rest
Navi Radjou is an innovation and leadership advisor based in Silicon Valley. He is also a Fellow at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He has served as a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation and is a regular columnist on Harvard Business Review.
In 2013, Navi received the prestigious Thinkers50 Innovation Award—given to a management thinker who is re-shaping the way we think about and practice innovation.
Navi's new book Frugal Innovation: How To Do More With Less published by The Economist worldwide in 2015 (with a foreword by Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever) shows how companies can innovate faster, better, and cheaper in today's resource-constrained and customer-driven economy.
Navi also co-authored the bestseller Jugaad Innovation, which shows how firms can leverage grassroots ingenuity in their organization and society to co-create simple but effective solutions that deliver greater value at lower cost.Hide the rest
Rainwater HOG LLC
Sally is the creator of the Adventurous Thinking tools and strategies program. Sally designed the Five Ways Adventurous Thinking strategy for corporations & educators seeking a wider perspective o...Show the rest
Sally is the creator of the Adventurous Thinking tools and strategies program. Sally designed the Five Ways Adventurous Thinking strategy for corporations & educators seeking a wider perspective on innovation and problem solving. It is currently in session at Stanford, and has been taught in Australia, China and the USA.
Sally was named one of Advance Australia's “50 for the Future” in 2012. She has won 6 international product design awards, her work is held in the Powerhouse Museum, and she has personally overseen the production, branding and marketing and distribution of her products onto the global market. Inventor, Adventurer and Educator, Sally's unique blend of talents have led her on an extraordinary worldwide journey that involves manufacturing and invention, car design and rallying, and a constant quest for innovation.Hide the rest