• Frugal Company

    Upgrade your mental OS to build a better world

  • Our Mission

    Inspire change

    Inspire individual and collective transformation with the magic of simplicity and resourcefulness!

  • Our Values






  • Our offerings

    Training, coaching, consulting

    Frugal innovation management

    Build Innovation Communities of Practice

    Custom training program for training change agents, managers and C-level executives with the tools for making impactful change in organizations using a grassroot approach. This unique approach includes the following non-exhaustive list of tools, methods, frameworks:

    - Frugal management as a constraint based strategy framework

    - Theory of change for making lasting impact

    - OKR (project management the google way) to track and implement change through a bottom-up approach

    - Tools for re-framing and creative problem solving

    -Sensemaking tools to manage complexity

    - Strategies for simplifying and identifying technical, cultural and ecological debt

    Green IT, Tech for Good


    Training for product managers, innovation and sustainability departments for making the right choices in their digital transformation strategies for a sovereign future (concepts around platform design, modularity, interoperability, open architecture, cybersecurity)..

    Open innovation

    Europe - India network

    We help companies, startups, universities and NGOs leverage the power of open innovation to access knowledge and resources through our partner network in Europe and India for joint initiatives.

  • 10 Principles of frugal innovation

    1. Focus on available, affordable and accessible resources

    2. Find new ways to add value to existing resources

    3. Understanding the problem is important, feeling it is better

    4. If you are sure about something, challenge it

    5. Embrace constraints to generate new solutions

    6. Combine knowledge and perspectives from two or more domains

    7. Focus on responsible value creation, not extraction

    8. Identify opportunities for co-creation

    9. Strive for simplicity

    10. Test, Transform, Thrive

  • Download the Frugal Strategy Canvas

    A one page template to ask yourself important questions for developing a "frugal value chain" to innovating with your ecosystem by leveraging constraints and answering unmet needs !

  • Innovation Tarot - Mindset behind the method for solving problems !

    The "Innovation Tarot" is a problem solving deck to facilitate collective intelligence and group discussions by asking powerful & "facilitative questions" to answer all questions in the face of uncertainty and constraints.

    The method has been inspired from various approaches and synthesize complexe mental models through simple questions.

    It can be used for self-coaching, for innovation and design thinking workshops for co-dev and in various ways as described here!

  • Media

    Reference in the media

    Frugal Management

    Capsule video pour la semaine de l'innovation publique

    A podcast in french on frugal innovation

    Podcast sur Innovecteursur les principes de l'innovation frugale et +

    Resilient cities

    An interview on frugal and resilient cities in French & German

    A 2 day online event on frugal innovation

    Organized by Région Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

    Jugaad - the Indian concept inspiring France

    Coverage on DW international German Channel

    Les grandes entreprises touchées par « l’innovation frugale »

    Gazette de la Défense covering the first Frugal Innovation Day

    Innover pour réconcilier économie et écologie

    A roundtable organized by Expertise France on Frugal Innovation with other experts

    Le « jugaad » : comment innover avec des ressources limitées

    An article in French News Paper les Echos

    Utopias of sharing life, caring community in Paris

    An article in DNAINDIA by Prof. Gupta and his visit to Paris

  • Resources

    Latest online resources

    Medium publications

    Latest ramblings on innovation & creativity

    Online community for sharing resources around frugal innovation. 

    Frugal Innovation channel with talks with experts in diverse fields

  • Our web of partners

    We've got a top notch team!

    Grassroot network

    Spreading word about grassroot innovations pioneere by Prof. Anil Gupta

    Future Lab

    Marc is a futurist & detects weak signals from the future

    Sustainability Lab

    Santa shares her challenge model for being the change!

    Ideation platform

    Ideation box platform for collecting ideas from everyone

    Plateform for identifying social innovations

    Association Innovation Citoyenne et Développement Durable

    Consulting in sustainable finance

    Assists financial institutions in their journey towards sustainable finance


    Think and Do Tank

    Sustaining impact projects

  • Contact us

    Get in touch if you want to organise workshops, lectures or collaborate.