Innovation in Times of Covid - Digital Conference April 27th 5PM

Join René Bohnsack and Rita Romão for a digital conference next Monday 5pm Lisbon time! Register here: https://lnkd.in/g_Z9hCp #WeStandUNITED #innovation #researchmatters #digitalconference #CatolicaLisbon


SDG-based business modeling game

Sustainable Development Goal-based Business Modeling Game: PITCH!©

If you are teaching business model innovation and design, you probably understand the importance of introducing business students to sustainability. The recent global community’s focus on pursuing the United Nations (UN) 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda provides a unique opportunity…


Accelerating Disruption: How to Design Value Propositions for Sustainable Technologies

New-to-the-world sustainable technologies often suffer from slow adoption in the market. Think, for instance, about electric cars which are often said to disrupt the market, yet they are (still) only adopted at a slow pace. One reason is that customers fail to appreciate the added value sustainable…


Presenting AI-Powered Business Models at the 2020 CBRE Portugal Outlook

Last week, Dr. René Bohnsack was invited to talk about new business models in smart cities at the yearly CBRE Portugal Outlook event. He presented the research of the Business Model Design Lab, including the first AI-powered business model analysis concept. This imitation learning algorithm is…


PITCH! Business Modeling Game Finalist @ Reimagine Education

The Business Model Design Lab at Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics is honored to be invited to present its unique hybrid learning business modeling game at the Reimagine Education Conference & Awards! From over 1500 applications, reviewed by 150 independent judges, PITCH!© is one…


Journal of Business Models Special Issue: Teaching Business Models

Christina Bidmon, a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Católica Lisbon's Business Model Design Lab, is part of the guest editorial team that recently published a Special Issue on "Teaching Business Models" in the Journal of Business Models. Last week, we had the chance to ask her a few questions about the…


Introducing Growth Hacking and the Growth Hacking Toolkit

Introducing Growth Hacking and the Growth Hacking Toolkit Last week I facilitated a growth hacking workshop for a company in the mobility industry at Catolica-Lisbon. Before starting the workshop, I asked the audience, “Who has heard of growth hacking before?”. From the 30 participants in the room,…


Presenting Smart Business Modeler to The Lisbon MBA International Program

Last week, the Business Model Design Lab was invited to present our award-winning platform Smart Business Modeler for The Lisbon MBA International Program. Smart Business Modeler is a business modeling and venture creation platform that is empowering entrepreneurs to translate their ideas into…


Fábrica de Startups: Discoveries Travel and Tourism Startup Accelerator

The Business Model Design Lab collaborated with Fábrica de Startups to pilot our venture creation and coaching platform as FabStart Academy, premiered by the Discoveries Travel and Tourism Startup Accelerator 2019 program. Discoveries: Travel and Tourism Startup Accelerator Discoveries is an…


Venture Creation Workshop

Venture Creation Workshop

The Business Model Design Lab was invited to guide and inspire 25 teams at the 7th edition of BET24 Startup Challenge 1.0. What are investors looking for? Exactly – significant return potential at minimum risk. However, “risk” is a broad term compared to the five specific startup failures…