Tag Archives: innovation

Can mini-grids be profitable? SOLshare in Bangladesh doubles down

Friday January 20th, 2017 - Smart Villages

Interview with Dr. Sebastian Groh Managing Director of ME SOLshare Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh “People are very smart about solar home systems in Bangladesh” In Bangladesh, 17 million households are off-grid, and 85% of the population lives in rural communities. Solar works here and has done ever since the early nineties when the first solar home… […]

The frugal innovation revolution that is taking the world by storm

Monday January 11th, 2016 - Jaideep Prabhu

In late 2015 a Cambridge-based nonprofit released the Raspberry Pi Zero, a tiny £4 computer that was a whole £26 cheaper than the original 2012 model. The Zero is not only remarkable for its own sake – a computer so cheap it comes free with a £5.99 magazine – it is also symptomatic of a… […]

Jugaad innovation – Dr Jaideep Prabhu

Thursday May 29th, 2014 - Smart Villages

Dr Jaideep Prabhu of the University of Cambridge describes ‘jugaad innovation’, “a frugal and flexible approach to innovation for the 21st century.” This type of innovation can provide affordable solutions for low-income communities and is also being adopted in the West.  http://jugaadinnovation.com/