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Refereed Journals

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2

Book Reviews

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Miscellaneous Articles

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Refereed Journals

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  • Science & Technology
  • Sustainability

Scale up advanced frugal design principles

‪I. Liefner, S. Losacker and B.C. Rao

Nature Sustainability, 2020

On complex systems of adaptive frugal products

B.C. Rao

Royal Society Open Science , 7(7), 2020

The science underlying frugal innovations should not be frugal

B.C. Rao

Royal Society Open Science, 6(5), 2019

Revisiting classical design in engineering from a perspective of frugality

B.C. Rao

Heliyon, 3, 2017, e00299.

Alleviating Poverty in the Twenty-First Century Through Frugal Innovations

B.C. Rao

Challenge The Magazine of Economic Affairs, Vol. 57, No. 3, May-June 2014, pp. 40-59.

Advances in science and technology through frugality

B.C. Rao

IEEE Engineering Management Review, 45(1), 2017, pp. 32-38.

How Disruptive is Frugal?

B.C. Rao

Technology in Society, 35(1): 65-73, 2013.

How to Measure Innovation

B.C. Rao

Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs, 53(1), 2010, pp. 109–125.

Methodology for Adapting Metal Cutting to a Green Economy

B.C. Rao

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 224(8): 1193-1205, 2010.

On the Methodology for Quantifying Innovations

B.C. Rao

International Journal of Innovation Management (IJIM), 14(5): 823-839, 2010.

Trading of Innovations to Combat Globalization and Climate Change

B.C. Rao

Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs, 51(5), 2008, pp. 70-83.

Science Is Indispensable to Frugal Innovations

B.C. Rao

Technology Innovation Management (TIM) Review, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp: 49-56, April 2018.

Leading Edge: Advanced Frugal Innovations

(Invited) B.C. Rao

IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Issue 4, 2017.

Book Reviews

Book Review

How Countries Compete

Richard H. K. Vietor

Harvard Business School Press, 2007

ISBN 978-1-4221-1035-5

Book Review

Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change

Edmund Phelps

Nobel Laureate in Economics

Princeton University Press, 2013

ISBN: 978-0-691-15898-3

Miscellaneous Articles

Article

India’s Potential of Design, Innovations and Sustainability

Employment News, 2016

Article

Need for Sustainability and Innovations in Indian Manufacturing

Yojana, 2015

Videos

Keynote Talk

A Technical Perspective on Frugal Innovations in the Low Tech and High Tech Sectors

Center for Frugal Innovation in Africa

The Netherlands, 2015

Talks

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Recognitions

Invited to write a book chapter

Frugal Innovation and its Implementation – Leveraging Constraints for Driving Innovations on a Global Scale

Friedrich-Alexander-University

Erlangen-Nuremberg

Germany, 2019

Invited to write a book chapter

Frugal Innovations and the Sustainable Development Goals

A Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) and Lorentz Program

Leiden, the Netherlands, 2019

Invited Talk

Rooting Frugality in Science and Engineering

Third International Conference on Creativity and Innovations at Grassroots

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2015

Efforts referenced in Nature editorials

Alleviating Poverty in the Twenty-First Century Through Frugal Innovations

Revisiting classical design in engineering from a perspective of frugality

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Article Commended on Twitter

Advances in science and technology through frugality

By Dr. Simon Werrett
University College London

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Metrics for the most cited Frugal article

How disruptive is Frugal?

  • Most Cited Technology in Society Articles since 2013
  • Most Cited Technology in Society Articles since 2011
  • In Science Direct Top 25 Hottest Articles during Jan-Jun & Oct-Dec 2015

Coining of "AFI" reported in IEEE article

Jonathan Fuller :  'Advanced Frugal Innovations (AFI)' in an IEEE article

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Reference in a Chemistry PhD thesis

How disruptive is frugal?

Professor Graves, University of California, Berkeley refers to my work on Frugal Innovations in one of his presentations

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