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International Conference on ‘Next Generation Business Models’

oktober, 2015

02okt09:00International Conference on ‘Next Generation Business Models’Friday 2 October 2015


Event Details

An international conference on Next Generation Business Models will be held at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen on Friday 2 October 2015. The conference will be hosted by the International Business School in corporation with the Our Common Future 2.0 foundation, Samenwerkingsverband Noord Nederland (SNN) and Enterprise Europe Network.
Please register via the following link: www.hanze.nl/NGBM

What will te conference be about?
The conference will focus its attention on the following three streams:
1.      Displaying  what next generation business models may look like based on new value and economic propositions like the ‘sharing economy’, the circular economy and the we-economy. Successful entrepreneurs will present their business models and explain why, what and how.
2.      Showing examples of how cooperation and collaborations between universities and businesses generate new business models.
3.      Examples of inter-business cooperation and collaboration and the support businesses can expect from the government in this respect.

Why this conference?
Today modern economies are facing some major challenges. Existing business models no longer provide answers to the relevant questions. The influence of the Internet is increasing tremendously. Natural resources are getting depleted at a rapid pace. Social iniquity is also increasing thus widening the gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ globally, nationally and regionally. The institutional environment is changing, implying that the roles of customers, consumers and other stakeholders is changing as well. This also changes responsibilities of companies, small and big. To be able to adequately respond to all developments business, citizens, researchers and government levels have to join forces.
Today, quite some small, medium, large and multinationally operating companies are searching for business models that contribute to solutions to societal issues. These business models are aiming at creating multiple value creation, that is creating social, environmental and economic value intentionally and simultaneously.
You will be passionately addressed by entrepreneurs like Anne-Jan Zwart (ECOstyle Groep), Rob Bogaard (Interface Flor) and Gilbert Curtessi (Transmare), and scientists like  Jan Jonker (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen), Koen Frenken (Universiteit Utrecht), Jacqueline Cramer (Universiteit Utrecht) and  Hugo Velthuijsen (Hanze University).
In 12 parallel sessions  you will be provided with practical examples of next generation business models, but also success and failure factors will be elaborated on.   Furthermore, examples of business – university and business-university-government platforms.
Who should visit the conference?
Are you an entrepreneur, a civil servant, a student, a lecturer, or are you ‘just’ interested in the topic, then the conference is an absolute must. You will get practical answer and  ideas for new business models as well as plenty networking opportunities and government support.
English will be the conference language
In case you want more information, please contact

Gerard Berendsen – Our Common Future 
e-mail: gerard.berendsen@tqc-net.nl; phone: +31 74 2781641

Egbert Dommerholt – Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen
e-mail: e.dommerholt@pl.hanze.nl; phone:+31 6 51167994


(Vrijdag) 09:00


De Appel

Zernikeplein 7, Groningen


Hanze University of Applied Science