Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa

Hosted at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa (CFIA) is an academic research centre focused on frugal innovation.

Technological and research projects are used to investigate the development of scientifically sound frameworks leading to more a effective use of frugal innovations and technologies. In addition, knowledge on frugal innovation is exchanged through teaching and consulting.

CFIA investigates how frugal innovations and technologies contributes to poverty reduction, inclusive development and sustainable outcomes. Our ambition is to be the multidisciplinary hub on developing, synthesizing and sharing knowledge on this topic. In this way, we focus on addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).