Frugal Science

Frugal science is a philosophy that inspires the development and distribution of affordable scientific tools (including paper microscopes and plastic centrifuges) to regions around the globe.


Let’s build better

As a society, we find ourselves surrounded by planetary-scale challenges ranging from lack of equitable access to health care to environmental degradation to dramatic loss of biodiversity. One common theme that runs across these challenges is the need to invent cost-effective solutions with the potential to scale. The current COVID-19 pandemic provides yet another example of such a need.

We hope to use this teaching platform to build a global community of curious explorers passionate about frugal science ideas; sharing and learning from each other – with a critical eye towards scalability.