The conference aims to bring frugal innovations that are community-based (lead and owned by the community) for three thematic areas of focus: grassroots innovations, schooling for the BoP and affordable housing. The conference will take three days. The first two days are open for a wider audience and follow a traditional conference format, albeit more focused in scope and purpose. The third day follows a round-table format and is by invitation only. It aims at bringing small community-based groups with invited best-practices with the aim of discussing implementation details.