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Building the future

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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

How to tell powerful stories about the world’s boring problems.
 
Using examples from different sectors, Abhay suggests that it’s time we give up our addiction to disruption and embrace the beauty of small steps.

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

 
The Covid-19 crises is propelling digital transformation in India. What are the new-normal needs? Which new opportunities has emerged? Where are the soft-spots for Nordic entrepreneurs with innovative digital platforms? Is India a good match for Nordic entrepreneurs on a mission to both make impact and profit with green digital solutions?
 
Panel discussion moderated by Trond Skundberg, Management Consultant, Nordic Advisors India and GM in Norway India Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
 

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)


Closing session


16:00 – 16:10 Startup pitching contest winner announcement & Closing Remarks