” TNO Session Sustainable Business Models “

Enabling sustainable business model innovation: practical tools and approaches.

The transition towards a future-proof society requires businesses to become more sustainable. Overall this requires changing a company’s business model. To create this change in practice towards innovative business models often proves to be challenging. During this session, TNO explores the domain of business model innovation. TNO is the Dutch National Organisation of applied research. They and their partners have developed tools that support companies in the process of designing and evaluating new business models. These tools will be presented and discussed in various interactive tracks, from presentations to workshops and discussions. The various tracks are interrelated and follow the process of business modelling ‘from generating ideas to creating impact.’ Still, each track can be attended independently. For this session, no paper-proposals can be submitted.

This is the flow of the tracks in the session:

1. Challenges and opportunities for Sustainable Business Model Innovation in practice (Track 21)

Track chair:  Ke Wang (PACE)

PACE is a public-private collaboration platform and project-accelerator launched by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Philips and Global Environment Facility co-chair PACE. The World Resources Institute currently hosts it. PACE works with global leaders from more than 70 companies, governments, and organisations to catalyse and scale-up circular business across various themes. During NBM@Nijmegen 2020, PACE will foster a dialogue between leading corporates, consultancy firms, and academics to discuss the implementation of circular business models, lessons learned, and areas of collaboration (

2. Workshop Value Case Methodology (Track 22)

Track chair: Mirjam Groote Schaarsberg

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3. Measuring impact: tools and applications (Track 23)

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4. Influencing behaviour – tools and approaches   (Track 24)

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5. The Sustainable Business Modeling Innovation philosophy  (Track 25)

Track chair: Frank Berkers

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6. The Circular Business Model experience from practice  (Track 26)

Track chair: Jeroen Gillabel  ( VITO)
VITO is a renowned Belgian applied research institute with a long-standing track record in the domain of the circular economy. They support governments and companies with the shift from linear to circular thinking and help develop circular business models. During their track, they will elaborate on their experiences with supporting companies as well as business consultants during the development and practical implementation of circular business models. Several companies whom they have helped will join the discussion. (

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Theme 1

“Societal transition (societal and economic level)”...
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“Organisational transformation (sectoral and organisational level)”...
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“Organisational impact” Theme coordinator: Florian Lüdeke-Freund...
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