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Center for Research and Innovation in Frugal Technology Management (CRIFT)

Center for Research and Innovation in Frugal Technology Management (CRIFT) is a Center of Excellence established at FORE School of Management, the first of its type in India, that focuses on researching, promoting, and implementing frugal innovations.

CRIFT members collaborate with numerous industries and institutions throughout the globe to add to the body of knowledge in the field of frugal innovations, seeking market-ready and commercially viable frugal solutions.

CRIFT along with its advisory board also works with the corporate sector, start-up community, academic institutions, societal partners, government, etc. to combine academic research and more practical approaches with a range of disciplines and sources of expertise. The Center aims at capturing the multidisciplinary character of frugal innovations and technologies.

Some of the events and activities organized by the Center are as follows:

  • Astitva:CRIFT at FORE School of Management, New Delhi, kicks off the year with its seminar series called ASTITVA, in which a renowned speaker from the field of innovation and frugality addresses the students.
  • Rural To Frugal: It is CRIFT’s annual flagship case study competition in which the Center collaborates with an industry partner in order to formulate a real-time market scenario. This is done to improve participants' problem-solving abilities in a highly constrained setting focusing on giving a frugal solution.
  • Fruganomics: CRIFT organizes the event “FRUGANOMICS” under “Genesis”. Fruganomics is an annual flagship event of CRIFT, which is an engrossing simulation-based game that tests the strategy-making skills of the participants for dealing with competitive situations along with their ability to simulate working in a dynamic environment with their understanding and knowledge of frugality.
  • International Conference: FORE International Conference is a two-day conference within the series of annual international conferences hosted by the FORE School of Management, New Delhi. This one-of-its-kind of a conference in India was spearheaded by the Centre for Research and Frugal Innovation Technology Management (CRIFT) where eminent personalities from India and abroad come together on a common stage.
  • Workshop: CRIFT organizes a 2-Day Workshop for the students to inculcate Guesstimate Solving skills. This helps the participants in cracking Placement Rounds, building their profile as well as competing in D2C competitions. It is conducted by Prof. (Dr.) Anil Singh.

Event Gallery :

Team Members:

  • Neel Patel (Coordinator)

  • Arshad Ishteyaq (Co-Coordinator)

  • Lokesh Singh (Senior Member)

  • Pawan Soni (Senior Member)

  • Nityashree Bhakri (Senior Member)

  • Osheen Tandon (Senior Member)

  • Mohit Punetha (Senior Member)

  • Pulkit Bhandari (Senior Member)

Events and Activities Reports :

CRIFT Events and Activities Report AY 2022-23

CRIFT Events and Activities Report AY 2021-22

CRIFT Events and Activities Report AY 2020-21

CRIFT Events and Activities Report AY 2019-20

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