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

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,

Teaching Business Models via Blended-Learning

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In the most recent paper published in the Journal of Business Models (JoBM) by Alina Margolina and René Bohnsack from the Business Model Design Lab at Católica-Lisbon, the authors describe the design and content of a blended-learning business model course. The authors show that when it comes to teaching business models for new ventures, it

Business Modeling Workshop for inteGRIDy: Final in Series

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Last week, the Smart City Innovation Lab conducted a business modeling workshop with partners from three out of ten pilots participating in the inteGRIDy project – Terni (Italy), San Severino (Italy) and Ploiesti (Romania). The workshop took place in Terni (Italy) and was kindly hosted by ASM Terni, our partner in inteGRIDy. The objective of

Upcoming Webinar: Replication Tool for Business Model Replicability Analysis

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Would you like to internationalize with your innovative idea and business model, but not sure what markets are suitable? Or would you like to develop your business model to fit a particular market(s) right from the start? Join us for the webinar on September 11, at 10:00 CEST, where we will talk about how the

SCIL Researchers receive prestigious Best Paper Award

Christina Bidmon and René Bohnsack have won the 2019 Best Paper Award from the ONE Division of the Academy of Management. At the Academy's Annual Meeting in Boston they received the award for their paper "When Incumbents Change their Mind: Framing Strategic Reorientation in Emerging Fields". The qualitative study explores how the German car industry

iX Interns at the Smart City Innovation Lab

In July and August, the SCIL had the pleasure to work with a multidisciplinary team of five data science interns in collaboration with iXperience. The team of interns was composed by students from the USA and Singapore with quantitative backgrounds. The interns were mainly involved in working on the Smart Business Modeler. Specifically, their project

GRONEN Conference 2020

From 17-19 June 2020, the Smart City Innovation Lab will host the GRONEN Conference at Católica Lisbon. The announcement of the Call for Papers already hit >20,000 views! We are looking forward to many exciting submissions to the conference, which will have the theme “Sustainability in the Digital Age” in 2020!

Smart Cities Workshop: Collaborative Business Modeling for Smart City Solutions

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Last week, the Smart City Innovation Lab was invited to host a workshop on Business Models in a Smart City Context with Urban Planning specialists from the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The main goal of this workshop was to understand the opportunities and challenges of business model development for smart city solutions. Dr. René Bohnsack started with

Foresight Workshop: Business School in the Smart City of the Future

On June 5, the Smart City Innovation Lab was honored to host a foresight workshop with alumni of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Executive Academy, current senior leaders at universities and business schools worldwide. The main question participants were challenged with during the workshop was: how does the business school in the smart