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 innovation and impact investing ecosystem together with Vault Impact in the Nordics bringing together public sector, private sector and civil society organisations. This event has been organized annually since Spring 2015 in Helsinki. The 5th edition is slated for May 7-8, 2019.
    • InnoFrugal UK – Together with Cambridge Judge Business School & Ignitho Technologies, an annual conference to co-create a frugal ecosystem in UK since Spring 2018. The 2nd edition is Slated for March 19, 2019.
    • InnoFrugal Germany – Together with Fraunhofer Institutes, an annual conference to co-create a frugal ecosystem in Germany scheduled for it’s 1st edition on April 9, 2019.
    • 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