5th Hamburg Workshop – Neues Wirtschaftspotential durch die Circular Economy (July 28, 2017, in German)

On July 28, 2017, the 5th Hamburg Workshop on Sustainability-Oriented Business Models takes place. This edition deals with product design and business models for a circular economy.

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Der Workshop der Agentur Grüner Hering (http://gruener-hering.de) basiert auf einem erfolgreich angewendeten Workshop-Format aus den Niederlanden. Dort erlernen Unternehmer, Designer, Forschende und Studierende, wie der Innovationsprozess für Circular Economy-Konzepte erfolgreich gestaltet wird.

Die Teilnehmer erfahren ganz konkret, welche Designstrategien und Geschäftsmodelle eine Circular Economy ermöglichen und wie sie ein passendes Gesamtkonzept entwickeln können.

Zeit & Ort: 28. Juli 2017, 9:30-13:00 Uhr, Von-Melle-Park 9, Raum N.N., 20146 Hamburg

Anmeldung (kostenlos): Sabrina.Rommerskirchen@wiso.uni-hamburg.de

4th Hamburg Workshop – Lean for Flourishing Startups – Business Modelling and Testing Lab (June 9, 2017)

Antony Upward and Ondine Hogeboom offer a full-day workshop on flourishing business model design at the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Antony Upward, Flourishing Enterprise Designer from Toronto, and Ondine Hogeboom, Social Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Lean4Flourishing from Montreal, offer a full-day workshop on flourishing business model design. They merge Lean Startup and Flourishing elements to support business developers, startups, and managers in creating their lean, ecologically and socially sustainable businesses. This workshop is explicitly offered to students, entrepreneurs, and researchers from Hamburg – but, of course, everybody else is also welcome!

Workshop objective + participants: At the end of this lab you will be equipped to describe and validate your business model using the latest tools and methods, fully considering the social, environmental, and economic aspects.

We invite entrepreneurs, startups, business managers and their stakeholders – e.g. customers, suppliers, investors, students, researchers – who are working together to explore and validate a business idea socially, environmentally, and economically.

Attendance in groups: Participants should register and attend in groups of at least 2 and no more than 4 people interested in co-exploring a single or the same business idea that they all have discussed before arriving at the lab.

Format + pre-work: The lab will be 80% hands-on and experiential. To enable this, participants will be requested to undertake 2-3 hours of pre-work consisting of watching videos and reading. A list of these resources will be provided.

Outcomes: By the end of the workshops participants will have

  • Developed the inner why/vision, how/mission and what/strategy for their business;
  • Created a first pass of their business model using the Flourishing Business Canvas;
  • Experienced the process of validation, based on the Lean Startup/Customer Development process;
  • Begun to plan their next steps to further develop and validate their business idea.

Registration (free of charge): florian.luedeke-freund@wiso.uni-hamburg.de

Friday, 9th June 2017, 09h00-17h00, Von-Melle-Park 9, Room A215, 20146 Hamburg

Organized by the Chair of Capital Markets and  Management (Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen), Dr. Florian Lüdeke-Freund. This event is financially supported by the Department of Socioeconomics and its programme for international research exchange.

Event flyer as PDF

3rd Hamburg Workshop – Sustainable Business Model Innovation Through Design Thinking (Dec 18, 2015)

On December 18th, 2015, the University of Hamburg and its Faculty of Business, Economics & Social Sciences host a hands-on workshop on “Sustainable Value Ideation”. It will be facilitated by Martin Geißdörfer of the Department of Product Innovation Management at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. It was developed in collaboration with Dr. Nancy Bocken, Associate Professor at TU Delft and Senior Research Associate at University of Cambridge, and was based on collaborative research at both universities. It is the third in a workshop series dedicated to sustainability-oriented business models presented by the University of Hamburg. The first workshop in December 2014 introduced the “Flourishing Business Canvas” and the second in May 2015 was on using the “Triple-Layered Business Model Canvas”.

Sustainable business model innovation is an emerging topic, but only few tools are currently available to assist companies in sustainable business modelling. This workshop by Martin Geißdörfer addresses this need and marries “design thinking” with “sustainable business model innovation” to improve the creative process of embedding sustainability into the value proposition of companies. It will enable participants to identify new opportunities to meet their sustainability ambitions by integrating additional value for additional stakeholders right at the core of their business. A journal article of the background research is currently under review but an earlier conference contribution on the workshop can be found here.

We invite students and researchers from all fields of social and sustainability sciences as well as entrepreneurs and managers concerned about the integration of economic, social, and environmental sustainability into their organizations.

Workshop Schedule, December 18th, 2015

13:00–13:30 Background
13:30–13:45 Workshop explanation
13:45–14:45 Value mapping
14:45–15:00 Coffee break
15:00–15:30 Prioritisation
15:30–16:15 Prototyping
16:15–16:30 Elevator pitches
16:30–16:45 Feedback forms
16:45–17:00 Action plan

Participants are invited to register for free. Registration is required since this event is limited to 25 participants only.

Facilitator: Martin Geißdörfer, MSc, Delft University of Technology
Date: 18th December 2015, 13:00-17:00
Location: University of Hamburg, Von-Melle-Park 9, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
Registration: Free registration and participation – limited to 25 participants (e-mail below)
Organiser: Dr. Florian Lüdeke-Freund, 
florian.luedeke-freund@wiso.uni-hamburg.de

* This event is financially supported by the University of Hamburg, Faculty of Business, Economics & Social Sciences and its programme for international research exchange. We thank Prof. Dr. Sebastian Späth and the faculty’s board for their generous support.

2nd Hamburg Workshop – Using the Triple-Layered Business Model Canvas (May 19, 2015)

On May 19th, 2015, the University of Hamburg and its Faculty of Business, Economics & Social Sciences host a hands-on workshop on “Design of More Sustainable Business Models”. It will be facilitated by Alexandre Joyce who is an eco-innovation advisor at the Institute for Product Development in Montréal, Canada. This workshop is the second in a series dedicated to sustainability-oriented business models presented by the University of Hamburg. The first workshop in December 2014 introduced the “Flourishing Business Canvas”.

This workshop by Alexandre Joyce will enable participants to develop new business models to take into account the challenges of sustainable development. To do this, a new canvas tool that is in the final stages of publication will be introduced. This tool, the “Triple-Layered Business Model Canvas”, is used to rethink not only the business model, but also its environmental life cycle and stakeholder relationships. Based on years of research and interdisciplinary efforts to prove its applicability the “Triple-Layered Business Model Canvas” represents a new generation of business modelling tools (layout based on the original Business Model Canvas). An earlier presentation of the background research to the triple layered canvas can be found here and more recent thought pieces on his blog.

We invite students and researchers from all fields of social and sustainability sciences as well as entrepreneurs and managers concerned about the integration of environmental and social sustainability into their organizations.

Workshop Schedule, May 19th, 2015

Part I (09:00-10:30) – More Sustainable Business Models

  • Introduction to more sustainable business models & case presentations
  • Workshop 1: Existing business models

Part II (10:45-12:00) – Business Model Design and Patterns

  • Introduction to business model design and patterns
  • Workshop 2: More sustainable business models concepts

Part III (13:00-16:00) – Service Scenarios

  • Introduction to service scenarios
  • Workshop 3: Service scenario concepts
  • Presentations: New business models and service scenarios

Participants are invited to register for free. Registration is required since this event is limited to 25 participants only.

Facilitator: Alexandre Joyce, Institut de développement de produits, Montréal, Canada
Date: 19th May 2015, 09:00-16:00
Location: University of Hamburg, Von-Melle-Park 6, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
Registration: Free registration and participation – limited to 25 participants (e-mail below)
Organiser: Dr. Florian Lüdeke-Freund,
florian.luedeke-freund@wiso.uni-hamburg.de

* This event is financially supported by the University of Hamburg, Faculty of Business, Economics & Social Sciences and its programme for international research exchange. We thank Prof. Dr. Sebastian Späth and the faculty’s board for their generous support.

1st Hamburg Workshop – Designing Business Models for Flourishing Enterprises (Dec 5, 2014)

On December 5th, 2014, the University of Hamburg and its Faculty of Business, Economics & Social Sciences* host a colloquium and workshop on “Designing Business Models for Flourishing Enterprises” facilitated by Antony Upward, Co-founder of the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group (SSBMG), OCAD University, and Principal of Edward James Consulting Ltd., Toronto, Canada.

These events introduce the research behind (Colloquium) and practical application (Workshop) of a new collaborative visual design approach to create strongly sustainable business models – the “Flourishing Business Canvas”. A 3-minute audio-visual introduction to the “Flourishing Business Canvas” is available at http://about.flourishingbusiness.org

We invite students and researchers from all fields of social and sustainability sciences as well as entrepreneurs and managers concerned about the integration of environmental and social sustainability into their organisations. Based on years of research and interdisciplinary efforts to prove its applicability the “Flourishing Business Canvas” represents a new generation of business modelling tools.

You can register and participate for free either in the Colloquium or the Workshop, or both. Registration is required since both events are limited to 25 participants only!

Workshop Schedule, December 5th, 2014

Part I (11:00-13:00) – Colloquium “The research behind the flourishing business canvas: The strongly sustainable business model ontology”

  • Research at the intersections of sustainability and business models
  • Systemic Design Science research epistemology and methods
  • Review of the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Ontology
  • Comparison to profit oriented Business Model Ontology

Part II (14:00-18:00) – Workshop “The Design of Flourishing Enterprises: A Visual Studio Approach” [ Workshop description as PDF ]

  • Learn and understand an innovative approach to co-creating business models for flourishing enterprises, based on economic, social, and environmentally-effective design principles
  • Gain an expanded appreciation of the challenges facing leaders as they move their organizations toward flourishing, and a set of tools for designing resolutions to those challenges
  • Discover the next generation collaborative visual model design tools for modelling flourishing enterprises in any sector
  • Be equipped to use the tool after the workshop in the evaluation of existing enterprises, and to envision new initiatives

Participants are invited to register for free. Registration is required since this event is limited to 25 participants only.

Facilitator: Antony Upward, Edward James Consulting Ltd., Toronto, Canada
Date: 5th December 2014, 11:00-13:00 (Colloquium) and 14:00-18:00 (Workshop)
Location: University of Hamburg, Von-Melle-Park 9, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
Registration: Free registration and participation – limited to 25 participants (e-mail below)
Organiser: Dr. Florian Lüdeke-Freund
, florian.luedeke-freund@wiso.uni-hamburg.de

* This event is financially supported by the University of Hamburg, Faculty of Business, Economics & Social Sciences and its programme for international research exchange. We thank Prof. Dr. Sebastian Späth and the faculty’s board for their generous support.