Jugaad: The Indian way of Innovation
The everyday jugaad Indians do is pretty awesome. You would find innovation all over the place, you just need to look. From a small-time farmer innovating to get water to his farms to a shop keeper keeping his customers happy.
The uneducated class is generally skilled with their hands - they are adept at skills like masonry, plumbing, carpentry, welding, tailoring, sculpting, working with simple electrical and mechanical instruments, etc. On the other hand, these same workers lack education and rely completely on their experience instead of reading books to enhance their knowledge or improve their skills. These skilled workers rarely network with peers to discuss the advances in their area of expertise.
Innovation is a new idea, more effective device or process. Innovation can be viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs. This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments and society. The term innovation can be defined as something original and more effective and, as a consequence, new, that "breaks into" the market or society.
While a novel device is often described as an innovation, in economics, management science, and other fields of practice and analysis, innovation is generally considered to be a process that brings together various novel ideas in a way that they have an impact on society.
There is a huge potential for the startups to develop, rise and scale up by just implementing the 'jugaad' innovations and building a product or service on top of it. Innovation lies in our everyday life, we have to find out the ways to implement it to solve a bigger problem. Have a look at the video below: