Save the date: 1 and 2 July 2020 lustrum edition international conference New Business Models

31 October 2019

On 1 and 2 July 2020, the lustrum edition of the international conference about sustainable business models will be held at Radboud University in Nijmegen. Researchers from the NWO programme Sustainable Business Models will present their research results. International researchers active in the area of sustainable business models will also present their work. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 1 March 2020.

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Preparations for the lustrum edition of the international conference about New Business Models (NBM2020) are fully underway. NWO is the official partner of NBM@Nijmegen2020 from the perspective of the NWO programme Sustainable Business Models. The fifth edition of this international conference will focus on sustainable, circular and inclusive business models.

Registration

For researchers active in the area of sustainable business models, NBM@Nijmegen2020 offers a unique opportunity to present their work. Abstracts can be submitted until the deadline of 1 March 2020 via the site of NBM@Nijmegen2020. Researchers and other interested persons who want to attend the conference as a visitor are also welcome to register. You can register via the website of NBM. Please register well in advance because only 300 places are available.

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Background to the conference NBM2020

Society faces a wide range of urgent and complex sustainability issues (ecological, social, cultural et cetera) which are described, for example, in the UN's Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs call upon governments, companies and civil society organisations to transform the world into a more sustainable place. For companies, the question is no longer whether they should pursue more than just financial gain, but instead how they can integrate various values with a view to ecological and societal interests, for example. Then the question is how to translate that into new forms of value creation. What does that mean for business models with respect to impact, circularity and the role of data? After previous conferences in France, Austria, Bulgaria and Germany, NBM will be held in Nijmegen in 2020. NBM@Nijmegen2020 will focus on sustainable, circular and inclusive business models.

NWO programme Sustainable Business Models

In the NWO programme Sustainable Business Models I and II, consortia were funded to elaborate and realise interesting and innovative concepts in the area of sustainable business models and to increase the chances of sustainable business models being adopted.

The aim of the Sustainable Business Models programme is to increase scientific knowledge about sustainable business models and at the same time to assist companies with the direct application of the knowledge developed. The exchange of knowledge is a condition for societal and economic impact and contributing solutions for societal issues.

Source: NWO