Jarkko Levänen brought a frugal perspective to Aalto’s Energy Gala

Jarkko Levänen presented frugal energy solutions at Energy Gala, organised as a part of Aalto Festival in May.

Jarkko pointed out that energy access and societal development are strongly interlinked in emerging markets. This means for instance a need to focus on socio-economic context, not product, to help provide energy access to poorest people. To develop context-specific business models companies need partners such as policy-makers and intermediary organisations and to modify existing solutions. Impact business, business that combines economic and development goals, might be the only way to operate at frugal markets.