The Nordic Frugal Innovation Society (TNFIS) is a non-profit.

Our mission is Creation Of Sustainable Economic Growth

Our Activities

  • Events

    • InnoFrugal – A truly one-of-a-kind 2 day annual conference to co-create a frugal ecosystem in the Nordics bringing together public sector, private sector and civil society organisations. This event has been organized annually since Spring 2015 in Helsinki.
    • InnoFrugal UK – Together with Cambridge Judge Business School & Ignitho Technologies, a new annual conference to co-create a frugal ecosystem in UK scheduled for it’s 1st edition on March 27, 2018.
    • Business Breakfast Events 
  • Trainings & Workshops

    • Frugal Innovation ideation, strategy business modeling, and leveraging processes like Circular Economy, DIY, Open Innovation, Social Enterprise, Lean Methodology, BioDesign etc
  • Product Design & Development

    • Work with businesses to identify the needs, demands and advise them in diversifying their offerings to help them grow, especially in emerging markets
  • Impact Investing

    • Facilitate matchmaking between startups, non-profits and impact funds across the world to help create frugal solutions.

Who Do We Bring To The Table?

  • Venkata Gandikota

    Founder & President

    • Frugal Innovation Evangelist, Engineer,Entrepreneur, Researcher, Consultant, Systems thinking, Design thinking, Circular economy, Impact Investing
  • Antti Öhrling


    • Blyk, Contra Advertising, Rovio, Jolla etc                       
    • Visionary Leader & Serial Entrepreneur
  • Jukka Kallioinen

    Co-Founder & CFO

    • Entrepreneur with background in Engineering, Consulting, Product lifecycle management
  • Dr Prashant Jha

    • Physician, Engineer, Innovator, Entrepreneur, Educator, Author, Medical Journal Editor, Minimalist, BioDesigner
  • Swathi Venuturupalli

    Circular Economy & Sustainability Program Manager

    • Engineer, Circular Economy, Sustainable Development, Researcher, Consultant, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking


    Organisations that partnered and worked with us for InnoFrugal conference, Business breakfast events, Workshops, Seminars, etc