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Frugal innovation and social entrepreneurship

Aim and Expected result

The purpose with the overall project is to build innovation capabilities for global sustainable development through challenge driven education (CDE) and projects between Sweden and Sub-Saharan universities. New ways of organising and work supporting global sustainable development. Increased knowledge on global sustainable development.

Specific ongoing research project: To increase understanding of how social entrepreneurs in urban settings characterised by high levels of inequalities navigate in formal and informal sectors to develop new products and services. Particularly, to understand the role that digital technologies play.  

Project Leader and IPDD participants

Jesper Vasell, Näringslivssamverkan, KTH

Susanne Nilsson (GDH associate)

Margareta Norell Bergendahl,founder and steering committee

Project Partners (including Academic partners outside IPDD)

KTH (särskilt ITM Lärande och Näringslivssamverkan)

6 universities in Sub-Saharan countries


KTH, donations, SIDA, Vinnova


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