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    Global recognition for case teaching skills of Wouter De Maeseneire

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    Professor of Corporate Finance Wouter De Maeseneire wins the 2017 Outstanding Case Teacher award. This competition is organised by The Case Centre and recognises an excellent practitioner in the case classroom. Wouter is thrilled about the award and had never dared dream about receiving it. He’s a firm believer of the case method as a powerful teaching tool.

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    Vlerick and KU Leuven found the Health Sciences & Business Institute together

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    The Vlerick Healthcare Management Centre and the Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy at KU Leuven are joining forces. The two bodies intend to work together under the umbrella of the new Health Sciences & Business Institute (HSBI) in the fields of scientific research, and international training in entrepreneurship and leadership in healthcare.

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    Alliance for Rural Electrification and Vlerick join forces in promoting sustainable energy access for all

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    The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) has been globally supporting (social) entrepreneurs wanting to start up or expand clean, renewable and sustainable energy businesses in developing countries. A recent knowledge collaboration with Vlerick’s Energy Centre allows them to connect to the huge potential of our young and innovative Masters- and MBA-students, who have the necessary skills to look at the energy access issue with a fresh perspective. Vlerick, in turn, can tap into the extensive ARE network of entrepreneurs, financiers, and public and private partners. As a first concrete result, the students taking part in our brand-new Renewable Energy boot camp will travel to the ARE conference in Lisbon to put their knowledge into action and solve a selection of participating social entrepreneurs’ real-life challenges.

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    FinTech Futures - Open Banking

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    During the latest edition of the FinTech Futures experts discussed the less sexy side of payment innovation, being infrastructure change and payment policy. The Payment Service Directive 2 (PSD2) is the legal framework for innovative payment services. You could hardly call it a buzzword, nevertheless it is everybody’s cup of tea in anticipation of 13 January 2018. That day, the revised payment directive becomes applicable. It’s the European Commission’s main effort to strike a fair balance between supporting innovation, ensuring fair competition, enhancing security of payments and increasing consumer protection.

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    The digital sprint

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    In early February Professor Steve Muylle organised a “digital sprint” course for the first time. Over the space of a week he created a digital ecosystem in which all the roles were flipped: not just for Masters in International Management & Strategy and Masters in General Management students and himself, but also for our partners BNP Paribas Fortis, Hello bank! and Accenture. Students became business strategists; partners gained new insight, into both their clients and themselves. Learning innovation, the Vlerick way.

  6. Bring the garage back into the firm

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    “What are the consequences and implications of technological change, digital disruption and blurring industry boundaries for an established firm?” With a background in strategy, technology and innovation, Fredrik Hacklin has a keen interest in strategic entrepreneurship, lying at the intersection of these fields. He recently joined Vlerick as Professor of Entrepreneurship.

  7. Sharing economy: the end of the bank?

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    Sharing is hot. The sharing economy is expanding to include ever more activities. Who will become the Uber or Airbnb of the financial sector? After all, we will soon see the end of banks as we know them today. Belfius, BNP Paribas Fortis, ING and KBC will be wiped out by digital disruption, their place taken by P2P platforms designed by fintech businesses such as TransferWise, Lending Club and Crowd Cube. Right? According to Professor Bjorn Cumps, that is not a very likely scenario.

  8. “Look beyond the figures”

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    Professor Robert Boute invited Bart Cauberghe, Managing Partner & Head Smart Industries from our Chair Partner Gimv, to present the Punch Powertrain project to our full-time MBA students on 17 January. During a 90-minute lecture Bart took his audience on a bumpy and at times hilarious journey, explaining how in just seven years a low-performing supplier of automatic transmissions was turned into a highly attractive company worth 1 billion euros. “Not by financial ‘tricks’, but by operational improvements.”

  9. And BNP went mobile

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    Interview with Michael Anseeuw, head of retail banking at the Belgian bank BNP Paribas Fortis, on the launch of the mobile bank Hello bank! He talks about the obstacles encountered along the way and the energy it took to maintain momentum.

  10. Veroniek Collewaert and Yuliya Shymko are awarded for their excellent research

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    Each year Vlerick Business School grants the Vlerick Best Researcher Award to who has best represented our research strategy during the past year. All colleagues with an A* paper were eligible to participate. Unique in the history of this award is that all of the 2016 candidates were women. After an intense deliberation and complements for the track record of all participants, the interuniversity jury decided to grant the best researcher award to two people. Veroniek Collewaert and Yuliya Shymko are both professors within the area Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Governance.

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