This year it is a FREE, all digital conference including 1-1 networking! Reserve your place now!
There is going to be ample opportunity for networking with our exclusive partnership with DEAL ROOM. More info on onboarding is coming soon.
3 NOVEMBER 2020
10:00 - 17:00
IT’S ALL ABOUT UN SDGs WITH FRUGAL INNOVATORS, IMPACT INVESTORS (Angels, LPs, GPs), STARTUPS, PRIVATE & PUBLIC SECTOR PEOPLE LEARNING LATEST TRENDS, ENGAGING IN DISCUSSIONS, & ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS.
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome remarks by InnoFrugal founders Venkata Gandikota, Antti Öhrling & Jukka Kallioinen
10:10 – 10:35 Keynote by Francesca Spoerry, Head of Knowledge Development at the The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)
10:35 – 11:00 Keynote by Abhay Adhikari, Founder, Digital Identities
India parallel track
11:00 – 11:10 Indian Ambassador to Finland and Estonia (TBC)
11:10 – 11:20 Finnish Ambassador to India (TBC)
11:20 -11:55 Panel – Doing business in India during Covid19 and beyond – challenges and opportunities
Panel discussion with Dr Anita Gupta (DST, Govt of India), Dr Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan (Economist, Uni of Washington-Seattle), Rajesh Mehta (Founder- Entry India), Päivi Korhonen (Owner – PGDE Europe)- moderated by Venkata Gandikota ( InnoFrugal)
11:55 – 12:30 Panel – Digital entrepreneurship in India post-corona – high potential opportunities for Nordic change-makers
Africa parallel track
11:00 – 11:35 Fingo Powerbank panel – The role of SDGs in impact investing :how impact investors are collectively driving results and how the results align to the SDGs
11:35 -12:10 Think Africa panel – The good, the bad, and the ugly of impact investing in Africa
Panel moderated by Gilbert Gwe (Think Africa). Panelists are Tatsuro Shimada (Serial entrepreneur and Angel Investor) and Duncan Goldie-Scot (Impact Investor, African Diaspora Network)
12:10 – 12:45 Oxygen 2050 and Ambitious Africa Panel
Circular economy parallel track
12:30 – 12:50 Circular Fashion keynote “Opportunities and challenges of Sustainable Digitalization” – by Evelyn Mora, Founder of Helsinki Fashion Week and the internet company DIGITAL VILLAGE
12:50 – 13:45 Circular Economy and Frugal Innovations – Panel discussion led by Piyush Dhawan, Co-Founder at The Circular Collective | TEDx Speaker
Business, R&D parallel track
12:45 – 13:20 Frugal Innovation UK & US perspective panel discussion– Moderated by Prof Jaideep Prabhu (Cambridge Judge Business School), Panel members – Joseph Olassa (Founder- Nuivio Ventures and Ignitho), and 2 more TBC
13:20 – 13:55 Frugal innovation and Citizen science in Europe panel discussion – Moderated by Venkata Gandikota (InnoFrugal)- Panel members – Liza Wohlfart (Fraunhofer IAO), Tina Klages (Fraunhofer IRB), Andreas Orgeldinger (Agorize), Carmen Antuna Rozado (VTT Finland), Nida Broughton (Behavioural Insights Team)
13:55 – 14:30 Frugal health technologies panel
13:45 – 14:45 Impact startups pitching contest
Impact investing track
14:45 – 15:10 State of Nordic Impact – Impact start-ups are new ventures that are making a positive social and environmental impact, alongside financial returns. This report shares selected facts about Impact start-ups in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. – Keynote by Mikkel Skott Olsen (Head of The Hub and +impact, Danske Bank).
15:10 – 15:25 Myplanet.green – A foundation to support wildlife and nature conservation work – Talk by Antti Saarnio (Founder -My Planet, Zippie and Jolla)
15:25 – 16:00 Challenges and opportunities for impact investors in reaching SDG’s. Panel co-hosted Martijn Blom (EVPA) and Meri Helleranta (Rising Tide, Hack Fund V & EBAN Impact). Panel members include Hanna Ideström (Senior Portfolio manager, Alternative Investments team, Sweden’s AP4 Pension Fund), Jaime Vera Calonje (Senior Investment Manager, European Investment Fund), and Espen Daae (Portfolio Manager, Ferd)
16:00 – 16:10 Startup pitching contest winner announcement & Closing Remarks