Ever since we started research in this field an increasing interest in the theme of “New Business Models’ can be observed. Through various activities, we are able to make the connection between new and innovative ideas regarding sustainability and lately circularity leading to transformation in practice. Central is developing a new generation of business models in all possible sectors that foster sustainability and a circular economy. In recent years, a substantial number of events have taken place. Most of these activities were in Dutch. For more information see the Dutch sitehere.

5th International Conference on New Business Models | July 1 and 2 , 2020 | Nijmegen, The Netherlands (NBM@Nijmegen2020)

This fifth ( lustrum) edition of the three-day conference on New Business Models will take place at  Nijmegen, The Netherlands in the beginning of July 2020. It will be dedicated as usual to presentations, discussions, key note speeches and interactive business modeling workshops, all of them related to New Business Models in the context of Sustainable Development and the Circular Economy in transition. Researchers, students as well as practitioners from various backgrounds are invited to share their experiences and insights related to NBMs. For more information please see:

Launch SamSamBank App – June 18, 2020
Why purchase when you can trade too?By exchanging products and services, we want to optimise the use the capacity they have. For example, do you have products or food left over? Or are you good at something you want to share? Exchange this for free with local residents and entrepreneurs in a network. SamSamBank is the first app in the world that makes exchanging in networks of multiple people is possible!

The festive online kick-off of the SamSamBank app will take place on Thursday 18 June at 16.00. Currently, more than 300 people have signed up already. During the kick-off, we will tell you more about this circular app and how to use it. Everyone is welcome to join this online event. Participation is free of charge. The event will be in Dutch. Do you want to sign up? See you on Thursday!

Challenge ‘Inclusive Banking’, Odyssey Hackathon – 11-15 April 2019, the Netherlands
After two successful editions in 2017 and 2018 (120 teams from over 25 countries), the 3d edition of the biggest blockchain Hackathon welcomes again over a 100 international teams between April 11-15, 2019 in Groningen. There are 20 challenges with are articulated thoroughly. Each challenge will host a number of teams.
‘Our Common Future 2.0’ in collaboration the Radboud University Nijmegen and supported by partners such as PPGM, TNO, DNV and ENGIE will host the challenge ‘Inclusive Banking’. The ambition of the Inclusive Banking-challenge is to create a easy to use and reliable ‘community peer tot peer system’ fed by Hybrid Values (material and social assets such as mobility, data, energy, waste). The ultimate aim is to create a richer and more inclusive (local) community. We dream of leaving the Hackathon with five prototypes of Apps.
You can now apply for joining a team. If you join you can help to make a huge step forward, discovering our shared future by actually building it. There is € 200.000 in total cash rewards. More importantly: there is a incubation program after the Hackathon to support the best teams and solutions.  Check out the challenges and detailed information at

Seminar “The City as a Businessmodel”
4th of October 2018
Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University, Nijmegen (NL)
On October 4, 2018, the Nijmegen School of Management (Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands) hosted a small-scale seminar, ‘The City as a Business Model’, as part of the Nijmegen European Green Capital 2018 activities. The essence of this seminar was how to address the challenges of integrating sustainability, circularity, and social inclusivity in the urban environment. The focus was on concepts that generate multiple values for various stakeholders and thus offer the foundation for creating a sustainable and inclusive urban circular economy.
For more information, please click here!