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The Frugal Innovation Lab develops accessible, affordable, adaptable, and appropriate technologies, products and solutions to address human needs in emerging markets.

Instruction
Instruction

Courses are available for undergraduate and graduate students that help prepare with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively address new economy market needs.

Innovation
Innovation

The FIL is a collaborative space for students and faculty to work with industry partners and NGOs to research and implement new technologies for consumers in emerging markets.

Immersion
Immersion

SCU students have incredible opportunities to participate in internships and work with social entrepreneurs around the world and witness, firsthand, challenges faced by marginalized communities.

News & Events
News & Events

News, event listings, publications, and articles that feature the Frugal Innovation Lab and publications by staff, teams, or faculty.

Get Involved
Get Involved

Whether you're a student, faculty, one of our partners, or a supporter start here to find ways to get involved in the Frugal Innovation Lab.

FIL Web site launches!
FIL Web site launches!

Welcome to the new Frugal Innovation Web site! Check our blog, news and events, and come back for the launch of our Project Galleries.

Frugal Innovation Lab |  Bannan Labs Building 404
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
1-408-554-2334 | fil@scu.edu