Anyone wanting to start a disruptive business by offering products such as (scalable) services, must first consider certain things and adapt their approach. A good guide is the way in which start-ups work.

Digital companies use a number of business models, including the marketplace model and the advertisement model. In a meeting on 7 May we will figure out why the subscription model is one of the most used models. You will learn what this model involves and how it relates to other commonly used models.

Your company will undoubtedly start doing a lot more with circular economy in the years ahead. Why? It allows you to do business while caring for the environment, it helps you increase your financial strength and stimulates innovation. Smart waste handling is only a small part of the story. You can become circular by rethinking business models and logistic systems and by redesigning products. Sirris and Agoria are organising a bootcamp to help you get started!

Early November the third support group of ten scale-ups started a assessment process for innovative digital companies with a proven business model, which are on the eve of a growth acceleration.

Philips Lighting’s innovative, circular business model is based on service. This has been done in order to participate in various social trends, such as urbanisation and the energy-saving reflexes of their customers. This way the company wants to offer more quality at a better price and specifically to guarantee that their customers can continue enjoying optimal functionality in the years to come. It represents one of the driving forces for innovation at Philips.