FORE Conference on frugal approach to innovation

CfP: FORE International Conference on Frugal Approach to Innovation [Dec 13-14, Delhi]: Submit by Sep 15

FORE International Conference on “Frugal approach to Innovation” 2019 is the eighth conference of the annual international conference series hosted by FORE School of Management at New Delhi, India. This conference, a first of its kind in India, has the vision to present India’s competence around the frugal approach to innovation. Situated in New Delhi, this conference is well poised to symbolically represent India’s soft power. The conference acknowledges the fact that frugal innovation may not be discussed unless we bring together the practitioners (who are presently doing it, as well as, those who may be inspired to do it), policymakers (who can provide impetus for developing the required ecosystem) and academicians (who will study and disseminate the knowledge around this approach). Thus we have two parallel academic and practitioner tracks so that practice can inform theory as well as vice versa. We also provide a platform where the policymakers, practitioners, and academicians would have a meaningful and systematic dialogue through a panel discussion. Thus, this conference is an effort to look for answers and push forward the research in the field of frugal innovation.

Domains Touched: Management, Business, Technology, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology

Conference Partners:

1. The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus (LDE) Center for Frugal Innovation in Africa (CFIA)
2. The Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI)
3. Australia Frugal Innovation Network (AFIN)
4. Srijan Sanchar
5. Smart Village Movement
6. SunMoksha
7. Sanshoshan
8. Maker’s Asylum
9. Global Institute for Circular Economy and Sustainable Development Goals (ICE&SDG)
10. Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN)
11. Pothole Raja

Topics for the Theme:

Academic Track: Within this overall theme, the main topics of the academic track include, but are not limited to:

Technological Enablers of Frugality
Synergies of Artificial Intelligence and Digitization with Frugal Innovation
Frugal Business Models
Frugal Approaches to Education and Healthcare
Solving Urban Distress through Frugal Philosophy
Psychological Attributes of Frugal Innovators/Teams
Future of Planet and “Frugality”
Social Contours of Frugal Innovation
Roots of “Frugal” Philosophy and Perils of “Abundance”
Ethnographical Accounts of Frugal Innovators
Frugal Innovation for Business Sustainability
Practitioner Track: Within this overall theme, the main topics of the practitioner track include, but are not limited to:

Urban Problems and Frugal Solutions
Industry Specific Enablers and Challenges for Frugal Innovation
Auto-ethnography/Autobiographical treatise on Frugal Innovation
Accounting for Real Challenges on Field through “their” Stories
Way Forward for Frugal Approach to Innovation

Technical Requirements:
The abstract of the research paper to be submitted (in word format) at

Scope: The paper should fit into the general scope of the conference and be attributed to one of the conference tracks. We welcome interdisciplinary papers.

Research Paper:

Abstract: Authors are required to submit an abstract that includes the objectives and scope of the research, methodology and findings. The abstract should not exceed 1500 words. Kindly send in word format (12, Times New Roman, 1.5 spaced). Please submit only Extended Abstract as specified.
Full paper: Full papers should be submitted before November 1, 2019 to be eligible for Best Paper Award and as a chapter in an edited book by a renowned publisher. Full papers are limited to a maximum of 10 to 12 pages.
Practitioner Track:

Theme papers in essay/problem solution format are welcome.


In addition to the traditional competitive and interactive papers, we welcome posters to be presented in a dedicated poster session.

Here presenters will exhibit the poster they prepared in a large poster hall where all conference participants have the chance to walk by and engage in a fruitful conversation.
Submissions must conform to the following guidelines:

The submission format for posters are extended abstracts of maximum 1,500 words (including references and other appendices). Submissions exceeding this threshold will be rejected without exception.
Additionally, a short submission abstract (maximum 200 words) is required as a prerequisite for the FICFAI proceedings in which all poster abstracts will be published as well.
All abstracts should be prepared in Word format.
Please make sure the extended abstract outlines the research gap, its relevance, the theoretical basis, intended method, and (if existing) preliminary results.
For the presentation of your project and discussion with viewers, it is helpful if you prepare a 5 minutes presentation and bring business cards as well as sketch paper, sticky notes, pens, and markers for discussion.

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