Saad Chinoy


Sharing perspective on frugal innovation, engineer Saad Chinoy provides insight into SpudnikLab Singapores, work on up-cycling and e-waste.


Frugal innovation or engineering considers how we can reduce the complexity and costs of a good and its production, without reducing its usability. This philosophy sits at the heart of the Singapore digital company,┬áSpudnikLab, which was cofounded by Saad in 2020. Based on two decades of work and his experiences of repurposing and up-cycling of e-waste and the salvaging functional parts, SpudnikLab explores the effective use of low-cost technologies for learning and education. Saad’s perspective will provide insight into practices with Singapore, as well as the groups more experimental work in new materials.

Date of publication

Sun 4 Jun 2023