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  1. ‘Hello bank!’ case study wins the ‘Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic’ competition

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    The case study ‘Hello bank! The birth of a mobile bank’ by Vlerick professors Steve Muylle and Stijn Viaene has won the international ‘Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic’ competition which is part of The Case Centre Awards and Competitions 2015. These coveted accolades recognise worldwide excellence in case writing and teaching and also help to further raise the profile of the case method. They have been presented annually since 1991 and are known as the case method community’s annual ‘Oscars’. This year’s hot topic was Digital Transformation.

  2. To work from an outside-in perspective – how to innovate fast and successfully

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    Today there is strong evidence that if we drive innovation from the market side we do better in terms of profitability, in terms of growth and in terms of market share. In order to successfully combine customer centricity with innovative power companies need to have 3 key capabilities.

  3. STORY project receives EU funding for research into energy storage

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    The STORY research project proposal by the Vlerick Energy Centre has been approved for EU research funding within Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Professor Leonardo Meeus will be investigating the added value of electricity and heat storage in distribution systems. For this research project he joined forces with Marketing Professor Marion Debruyne and Innovation Professor Bart Leten. Together they will investigate the regulatory impact of this technology as well as the impact on the market and business models.

  4. Book ‘Customer Innovation’ wins prize in the Management Book of the Year competition

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    During the 2015 edition of ‘Management Book of the Year’ the book ‘Customer Innovation’ by Vlerick professor Marion Debruyne has won the prize in the category Innovation & Entrepreneurship. In total 24 books were shortlisted in 5 categories. The award ceremony took place at the British Library in London.

  5. Marion Debruyne wins the STIMA ‘Marketing Book of 2014’ award

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    The book ‘Customer Innovation’ by Vlerick professor Marion Debruyne has been selected by STIMA as Marketing Book of the Year 2014. The award was given to her by jury chairman Rik Duyck during the STIMA new year’s reception in the presence of over 100 members. Moreover, all STIMA members will receive the book as part of their membership advantages.

  6. The rise of crowdfunding: Threat or opportunity for the banking industry?

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    How should the banking industry react to the impressive development of crowdfunding? It does not seem to be the case that the rise of crowdfunding constitutes a threat for the banking industry. It appears to be a niche in the credit market, for initiatives which would otherwise not be able to raise funds. Nevertheless, to the question of whether there is an opportunity for banks to enter this market, the answer is less clear.

  7. Jeroen Neckebrouck wins award for Best Doctoral Proposal

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    During the latest edition of the RENT conference which was held end in Luxemburg end of 2014, Vlerick researcher Jeroen Neckebrouck received the award for Best Doctoral Proposal. Jeroen is currently pursuing a PhD at Vlerick Business School on the effects of private equity on employment security and employment terms in family firms.

  8. Book ‘Customer Innovation’ nominated as Marketing Book of the Year 2015

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    The book 'Customer Innovation' by Vlerick professor Marion Debruyne has been nominated as a finalist in the Marketing Book of the Year 2015 competition. This annual competition selects the best global marketing book from the world wide offer in the last year and it is organised by M&SB, specialist source of marketing & sales intelligence. Marion’s book was selected as one of the 20 top marketing books of last year.

  9. Daniel Dobbeni becomes chairman of association uniting the 17 largest power grid operators

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    Daniel Dobbeni - Chairman of the Vlerick Energy Centre - was recently appointed chairman of GO15. Up until this appointment he was vice chairman of this unique initiative that unites seventeen of the largest power grid operators around the world. Together they serve over 3.4 billion customers and transport more than 70% of the world electricity demand.

  10. 2014 Best Researcher Award goes to Robert Boute and Veroniek Collewaert

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    During the New Year’s reception the Vlerick 2014 ‘Best Researcher Award’ was granted to Vlerick professors Robert Boute and Veroniek Collewaert. They received the award for their excellent academic output. The Best Researcher Award is an internal prize that was created four years ago to give high-quality research more visibility and to highlight the importance of research for our school.

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