Santa Clara University

Frugal Innovation Lab


It takes more than excelling at coursework and a desire to do good to bring affordable and convenient health care and technologies to people in remote areas. Through FIL, Santa Clara students have incredible opportunities to participate in internships and work with social entrepreneurs all over the world. While conducting fieldwork, students gain invaluable insights on the resource constraints and cultural considerations relevant to a project by testing and implementing their designs in the field. These mutually enriching programs provide students with the chance to understand different cultures and diverse socioeconomic environments. The students witness, firsthand, challenges faced by marginalized communities and are thus better prepared to address their needs.

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