Mission of the Expertise Center
This Expertise Center emerged from the former Flanders Inshape and Next Generation Industry. We intend to transform ‘out-of-date’ industrial activities into innovative and sustainable industries. We still strive for a better customer experience and successful growth in order to improve your company’s competitive position.
Business Design & Innovation develops competencies and tools for product and service development, design and design management for B2C and B2B businesses in a variety of sectors. The user is always the source and inspiration for innovation. Through scientific and applied research, the knowledge platform supports businesses from a variety of sectors in their search for new business models. On top of that, the knowledge and competencies help businesses to gear their innovation towards different technological, economic and societal trends. The renewed expertise center guarantees a diversified approach, taking into consideration the company’s knowledge level and adoption capacity.
Business Design & Innovation Toolbook
Transform to a more successful business model
We develop strategic tools (under creative commons) to guide companies in their transformation to a more successful business model.
Our list of tools is fairly comprehensive and includes the most used and useful instruments to be applied during the design process, around the following themes:
- Research method
- Research result
- Facilitation technique
We develop knowledge and knowhow, applied tools and techniques based on research for companies, public organizations, governments, etc.
Rendering companies future-proof with a focus on innovation and value creation.
Value creation in Flemish companies by developing service components. Internal levers for product service systems.
Realizing a responsive ICT platform that uses the potential of Spatial Augmented Reality to support and increase cooperative thinking in the designing process.
Value Based Pricing. Not in a classic way – as a last step, but in a proactive way, starting from product development.
In an increasingly competitive market, design is a strategic way to improve innovation and creativity for companies who are concerned about their evolution and growth.
We encourage enterprises towards transformation and youth towards entrepreneurialism. Always looking for new opportunities and added value for mankind and society. Thanks to technology and revolutionary businessmodels, todays world changes exponentially, no matter if we want it to or not.
We share knowledge with a broad audience by organizing different events and programs. You can also count on us for fitted advice and coaching for your company, an audit on design management, service design, product development and design strategy, or we can come to you for a lecture or workshop.
Advice & Coaching