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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

Smart City Business Model Workshop

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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

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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

Gold Award for Smart Business Modeler at Reimagine Education

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