Past Events

TT-BMI Context Module @ BÖK

From 6 to 10 November 2023, this wonderful group of FHNW Business School students went on a business model innovation of sustainability journey with Roche Digital Diagnostics. They actively explored possibilities for Roche to take their sustainability efforts to the next level!

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TT-BMI @ IBM with Blindekuh

At this spring semester module within the tri-national Bachelor in International Business Management at the FHNW, this talented interdisciplinary group of innovators from the FHNW and Furtwangen University pitched and surpized with their brilliant ideas on how to take this already social impact-oriented enterprise to the next level.

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In this semester-long module, a talented group of energy and environmental engineering students from the FHNW School of Engineering developed their business model innovation for sustainability ideas for Thermoplan AG – a highly innovative Swiss coffee appliance manufacturer – to support them on their mission to become more sustainable.

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From 13-17 Feb 2023, the university-wide module “The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals” took place. This spring semester edition took the form of an innovation workshop, where students moved from theory to practice and used design-based innovation methods to develop ambitious sustainability innovation ideas with companies. A talented interdisciplinary group of FHNW students embarked on this innovation for sustainability journey, together with xinfra GmbH, Regionalwert AG Freiburg, and Cheeky Campers.

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TT-BMI Participatory Business Model Innovation Workshop with Johnson & Johnson

On 21 December 2022, we had the pleasure of hosting Johnson & Johnson’s EMEA Supply Chain team for a Participatory Business Model Innovation workshop. 
Together with Prof. Dr. Michael von Kutzschenbach from our team and Prof. Dr. Etiënne Rouwette from Radboud University, the team worked on aligning Johnson & Johnson’s strategic aspirations and operational capabilities. We combined the powers of group model building with Critical Systems Heuristics to build and reflect their business model.
Insights of the session have been a preliminary business model – the “Theory of Success”, graphs on trends in the environment and a list of issues following from the confrontation of the “Theory of Success” with the identified trends. Experiences with and research on group model building has shown that participants develop more insight as well as a more shared understanding (consensus) on the structure underlying the problem of interest.
As a takeaway, the Johnson & Johnson EMEA Supply Chain team will use the outcome of the workshop as they further define their priorities and focus areas for the year to come.

Special Workshop Apéro – Shaping Co-Creation of the Future

Co-Creation is considered instrumental for innovation. But how can you ensure it’s not just a new buzzword? How do you succeed in orchestrating, facilitating, and participating in co-creation in a meaningful way? What principles are needed to succeed?
In this playful workshop, we experienced world-making innovation and reflected on helpful principles to co-create a more just and safe future!

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TT-BMI Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie Workshop mit Grundmann Bau AG

Am 9. November 2022 hatten wir das Vergnügen, Benjamin Grundmann von der Grundmann Bau AG für einen Workshop im Rahmen des Nachhaltigkeitsförderprogramms der Aargauische Kantonalbank zu empfangen. Gemeinsam mit Michael von Kutzschenbach und Ananda Wyss aus unserem Team haben wir einige vielversprechende Massnahmen identifiziert, um das traditionsreiche Bauunternehmen auf seinem Weg zu mehr Nachhaltigkeit noch weiter voranzubringen.

TT-BMI Digital Sustainable Value Proposition Workshop with UTEMPLA

Taking an in-depth approach to one of the most central elements of a business model: the value proposition.

On October 12, 2022 our team held a workshop with UTEMPLA, a young company that offers a marketplace for ready-to-use social media and email marketing texts. Together we explored how the company can ensure their use of digital technologies are contributing to a more sustainable future, with consideration of a wide range of stakeholders.

TT-BMI Summer School – Sustainable Business Model Innovation

From 5 to 9 September, 2022 a remarkable group of students from a diverse range of schools and study programs, took the opportunity to drive sustainability forward in close cooperation with SBB Cargo, Johnson & Johnson Medtech, & DNA Visuals.

Get glimpses of what took place here – Clip 1, Clip 2, Clip 3

TT-BMI @ IBM with MackNeXT at Europa-Park

Digitalization in the entertainment field: What does the future hold for MackNeXT?

In April and June 2022 a brilliant interdisciplinary group of students from the FHNW and Furtwangen University took their creativity and imagination out for a ride in Europa-Park to explore this question and discover the endless possibilities for innovative Sustainable Business Models for MackNeXT.

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TT-BMI Workshops with Endress+Hauser

Over an intensive few weeks in April & May 2022 an amazing group of students from FHNW Business explored what Sustainable Business Model opportunities a transition towards a circular economy and reducing product carbon footprint can present for a leading producer of level and pressure instrumentation like Endress+Hauser.

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TT-BMI @ HyperWerk

On the 22nd & 23rd of March 2022, together with a talented group of students at Lab HyperWerk, we explored the WHY-WHAT-HOW of designing innovative sustainable business models of the future. Ending in a deep and colourful reflection summary of what we learned together.

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TT-BMI @ The International Entrepreneurship Semester Program

On the 2nd of December, 2021 and the 10th of March, 2022 an energetic group of students joined us for an action packed design sprint to create innovative sustainable business models for Baloise – considering changing demands for renewable energy. 

Click here to get a glimpse of Part 1 that took place on the 2nd of December, 2022.

Click here to get a glimpse of Part 2 that took place on the 10th of March, 2022.

Click here to read what Baloise reported.