Business model innovation by Low Carbon Community Groups (LCCGs)

This three year PhD project, funded by Tech4people, a UT internal grant competition, aims at a) investigating the process how local energy initiatives develop business models with particular attention to the role of (varying sets of) innovative ‘smart’ technologies in this process and b) to develop and apply intervention methodologies building on qualitative and quantitative scenario development to support creative business model design and the exploration of their conditions and implications. Scenarios (exploring evolving context conditions and strategy options) and simulations (exploring specific implications) will serve as tools to support the creative and systematic design of business models.

The project started in June 2015. Partnerships have been established with twelve LCCGs in the Netherlands and the investigation of their business models is currently in process.

UT team: Harm Harmsen, Kornelia Konrad, Klaasjan Visscher, Stefan Kuhlmann

Contact: Harm Harmsen