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Student Challenge: What does Sustainability in the Digital Age Mean to You?

Are you passionate about sustainability, the role of digital technologies for making our cities smarter, or keen on debating new trends in the circular and shared economy? As part of the GRONEN Conference 2020, the leading European academic conference on management and sustainability, the Smart City Innovation Lab hosts an exciting student challenge. We want

Tips and Tricks for Hosting Great Virtual Academic Conferences

In our last article, we compiled seven tips and tricks to give online presentations. Currently, the Smart City Innovation Lab is in the process of organising the GRONEN conference, which will be fully virtual. What started as a pilot project – virtual conferencing to decrease environmental impacts and foster inclusiveness – became now the format of the whole event. There are

All Things Virtual! 7 Tips for Online Presentations

In the light of COVID-19, companies and academic institutions face the challenge of keeping daily business, teaching and research events going. We at the Smart City Innovation Lab believe, the conversation must go on! Thanks to the world of the Internet, it is possible to connect people from everywhere in the world. While work places

Accelerating Disruption: How to Design Value Propositions for Sustainable Technologies

New-to-the-world sustainable technologies often suffer from slow adoption in the market. Think, for instance, about electric cars which are often said to disrupt the market, yet they are (still) only adopted at a slow pace. One reason is that customers fail to appreciate the added value sustainable innovations create compared to existing alternatives. Management scholars

How to internationalize? Rolling out your electricity business model

In a recent post, we introduced the Business Model Replication Tool that supports you in screening different markets to internationalize your energy business model. Once you have identified one or several markets where you seek to internationalize the challenge remains on how to actually roll-out your energy business model and conquer the market. Where

Presenting AI-Powered Business Models at the 2020 CBRE Portugal Outlook

Last week, Dr. René Bohnsack was invited to talk about new business models in smart cities at the yearly CBRE Portugal Outlook event. He presented the research of the Smart City Innovation Lab, including the first AI-powered business model analysis concept. This imitation learning algorithm that is able to recognize a business model from an

Internationalize Your Electricity Business Model in Europe in 3 Steps

How to find out what market can potentially be a good fit for your solution and business model? Should you launch in France or maybe in Greece? You could screen through thousands of reports and articles describing the market specifics in each country or consult with a market expert to hear her opinion. The first

GRONEN 2020 – Take a peek!

The Smart City Innovation Lab is delighted to host the GRONEN Research Conference 2020, which will carry the theme “All systems go!? Sustainability in the Digital Age”. Program highlights include, among others, an interactive panel debate on the perils and pitfalls of digitalization for sustainable development and a virtual conferencing pilot. GRONEN 2020 will also

Smart Cities and Stakeholders’ Workshop

“A city’s environment is shaped not only by people who have an important influence but by everyone who lives or works there” - Robert Cowan Last week, the Smart City Innovation Lab facilitated an exciting Smart City workshop for members of the South Korean Standards Association. The objective of this session was to provide insights

It’s on! 222 days to go until GRONEN 2020

In less than 250 days, SCIL will have the pleasure of hosting the GRONEN Research Conference. GRONEN is one of the leading networks for scholarly exchange on research on organizations and the natural environment. In 2020, the conference theme will be "Sustainability in the Digital Age". We can't wait for exciting submissions, thought-provoking panel discussions,