Newsletter December:

Happy Holidays - PhD blogs - Dynamic Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries conference  -  PCC participates in public defence ceremony Call for Abstracts International Conference - LDE LEaDing Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowships
It's been an interesting year for the Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa and the field of Frugal Innovation research. The CFIA team would like to wish you all very happy holidays. We look forward to continue working with you in the new year!
TU Delft, Leiden University and Erasmus University Rotterdam, Leiden University Medical Centre and the Erasmus Medical Centre are set to offer post-doc positions at one of these five knowledge institutions to 90 researchers from across the world who have recently been awarded their doctorates..

See the LEaDing Fellows website for more information.

The Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa is open to collaborate with candidates for a LEaDing Fellows position. Please contact us if you are interested.

PhD Blog | Frugal Innovation Fieldwork: the Dutch Water Limited case

Rachel Howell, CFIA PhD candidate within the NWO Responsible Innovation project, is currently doing her fieldwork in Kenya. At the moment she is in Mtwapa, a coastal town 10 km's north of Mumbassa, where she studies Dutch Water Limited, a Dutch firm that produces and sells purified water. Rachel wrote a blog about her experiences in Kenya:

Rachel - "I’ve been in Mtwapa, Kenya off and on for about 3 weeks working with the company Dutch Water Limited (DWL) for my PhD research. Mtwapa is a lively town just north of Mombasa on the Kenyan coast. Water is a serious issue in this region as all of the piped water is brackish...." read the rest of the blog on our website.
Filling of water pouches in DWL factory:
Filling of water pouches in DWL factory

PhD Blog | Investing in Female Entrepreneurs: Strategies for Improved Wellbeing

In the spring of 2016 PhD researcher Saskia Vossenberg travelled Malawi to collect stories of female entrepreneurs who use technological innovations to grow their businesses. She investigated why and how these women use technological innovation; do they benefit from it? How does it affect their lives and businesses and contribute to inclusive development?

In this final blog she analyses her data and makes some suggestions for policymakers: Are we targeting the right group? And with the right interventions? What matters are interventions that enable processes and outcomes of empowerment and improved well-being, beyond an increase of income and assets.

Read the full blog.

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International conference:

"Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Global Development"

15 & 16 June 2017 | Leiden | he Netherlands
On 15 and 16 June 2017 the Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa organizes an international conference on Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Global Development.

Day 1 will consist of academic presentations, panel sessions and debates whereas day 2 will be an open event for which participants from academia, international business and policy making will be invited.
We now invite abstracts for paper contributions for the academic part of the conference.
Call for Abstracts
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PCC participates in public defence ceremony

On Monday 12 December 2016 Prof. Saradindu Bhaduri, holder of the Prince Claus Chair on Frugal Innovation for Development and Equity 2015-2017 participated in the public defence ceremony of Rebecca Reubens at Delft University of Technology. 

The PhD thesis was titled ‘To Craft, by Design, for Sustainability: Towards holistic sustainability design for developing country enterprises’.


Conference 'Dynamic Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries'

On Friday the 18th of November CFIA researchers Cees van Beers, Iva Peša and Saskia Vossenberg participated in the conference 'Dynamic Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries' which was organised by the School of Innovation Sciences of Eindhoven University of Technology.

Read more about the presentations on our website.
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