Case Studies

Circular Economy not only emphasizes on Reduce, Reuse and Recycle but also gives high priority for the elements of Re-imagine and Re-design to maximize the resource efficiencies by reconsidering the processes and the designing-out the wastages.

 

Frugal Innovation refers to formulating faster, better and sustainable solutions for more people utilizing minimal resources. Frugal Innovation ensures that the frugally designed products have their main functionalities kept intact but all over-engineered features are removed from them which otherwise makes it expensive.

In this series, we document case studies which look into cases in India where frugal innovation could accelerate the transition to Circular Economy.

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Mitticool

Washing cum exercise machine

Sanitary Napkin machine

Bamboo Water bottle

ATM machine

Bullet Santi

Saree weaving machine

Multi tree climber

Onion transplanter

Biomass gasifier system

Bamboo windmill

Cotton stripper

Circular Economy  and frugaHealthcare innovation 

Frugal innovations are not limited to low-resource settings: ingenious ideas can be adapted to offer simpler and disruptive alternatives to usual care all around the world. The developing markets have different needs and, in this series, we are looking into frugal and grassroots cases in Healthcare. 

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Embrace Infant warmer

Circular Economy and Healthcare using frugal innovations in India

Aravind Eye Care system

Circular Economy and Healthcare using frugal innovations in India

MAC 400 ECG system

Circular Economy and Healthcare using frugal innovations in India

Jaipur Foot prosthesis

Circular Economy and Healthcare using frugal innovations in India

Aum Voice Prosthetic device

Circular Economy and Healthcare using frugal innovations in India

Vaatsalya Hospitals

Circular Economy and Healthcare using frugal innovations in India

Narayana Hospitals

Circular Economy and Healthcare using frugal innovations in India

Anaemia screener

Circular Economy and Healthcare using frugal innovations in India

Lifespring Hospitals

Circular Economy and Healthcare using frugal innovations in India

Tata Swach Water purifier

Circular Economy and Healthcare using frugal innovations in India

Contributors

Aman Agarwal (LinkedIn) is a fellow at Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA). In the past, he has interned with UNDP India and WaterAid India. He has also helped Members of Parliament in research during Budget Session 2020.  Aman is pursuing his major in Economics from Delhi University.

Piyush Dhawan (LinkedIn) is the Cofounder of the Circular Collective was awarded the prestigious German Chancellor Fellowship to work on the topic of Circular Economy. He has for the past decade been working with Bilaterals and Multilaterals on a range of topics including business and biodiversity, Vision 2030 for Haryana and Future of Indian Cities. 

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