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Venture Creation Workshop

By |April 8th, 2019|

The Smart City Innovation Lab was invited to guide and inspire 25 teams at the 7th edition of BET24 Startup Challenge 1.0.

What are investors looking for? Exactly – significant return potential at minimum risk. However, “risk” is a broad term compared to the five specific startup failures investors are looking to avoid: product risk, market […]

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop

By |April 1st, 2019|

The Smart City Innovation Lab guided 60 international students on an Urban Innovation Workshop with the aim of agilely learning more about innovation and venture creation. Alina Margolina opened the session with a keynote on what is business model innovation and how a pattern-based approach can simplify the process of business model innovation, introducing the […]

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Smart City Business Model Workshop

By |February 5th, 2019|

With the goal of agilely exploring Smart City Business Models, Wavestone invited 50 consultants for a Smart City Workshop. René Bohnsack opened the session with a keynote on the work that the Smart City Innovation Lab has been doing on Smart City Business Models, the challenges identified, and the avenues forward, introducing PITCH!© – the […]

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Smart City Business Model Keynote

By |February 5th, 2019|

Last Friday, René Bohnsack was invited to deliver a keynote on Smart City Business Models at the Marketing & Sales Community day of Efacec. Efacec is a prestigious Portuguese company, present in over 65 countries, focused on developing products and systems with high added value for the energy, environment, mobility and transportation industries.

In this insightful […]

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Gold Award for Smart Business Modeler at Reimagine Education

By |December 7th, 2018|

We are honored to announce that our innovation and venture creation platform Smart Business Modeler won the Gold Award for the most innovative, impactful, and scalable ICT tool empowering outstanding teaching and learning!

It still seems like a dream. We must thank Reimagine Education Awards & Conference for enabling this transformative experience and Amazon Web Services […]

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RewardYourWaste one of the winners in Big Smart Cities University Challenge

By |November 22nd, 2018|

One of our master teams from the business model innovation course is a winner in the Big Smart Cities University Challenge. From the 10 finalists, 3 groups won the final prize and the three students with their project “RewardYourWaste” were among them.

“RewardYourWaste” wants to reward people for sorting their waste and tackle the low recycling percentage, […]

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big smart cities: “RewardYourWaste” selected

By |November 8th, 2018|

One of our master teams was selected from 80 teams to go further in the big smart cities 5G University challenge organised by Vodafone Power Lab and Ericsson. Their idea called “RewardYourWaste” wants to reward people for sorting their waste and tackle the low recycling percentage, incorrect sorting and change the users’ perception of recycling.

The […]

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Innovation Award 2018 launched

By |November 8th, 2018|

The Portuguese German Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Smart City Innovation Lab at Católica Lisbon are looking for the most innovative companies in Portugal. Innovation is key for development and therefore an important factor for prosperity. For the innovation award of the Portuguese German Chamber of Industry and Commerce both the innovativeness of […]

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Smart Business Modeler Launches Officially at WebSummit, Demonstrating New Version at Web Summit 2018

By |October 25th, 2018|

LISBON, PORTUGAL. Oct 25, 2018 – The Smart Business Modeler will be launching a novel innovation platform at the 2018 Web Summit as a part of the Alpha Exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal. The Smart Business Modeler seeks to empower ideators, from any industry, context or experience, to launch their ideas with sustainable and innovative business […]

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Inspiring entrepreneurs in the classroom

By |October 23rd, 2018|

We want to thank Sébastien Nuñez, Johannes Luettmer, Ricardo Pereira and Mariana Santos very much for their inspiring talks as guest speakers at Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics.

Sébastien’s topic was “Awaken your Inner Superhero” and you can watch the talk here.

Johannes Luettmer, founder of Petsity, gave our students real-world insights on what it […]

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