Workshop Berlin 4 (10 October 2013) - Evaluation of business models currently in use by partners and relevant non-partners

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"Meeting to evaluate business models currently in use by partners and relevant non-partners"

Concept and objectives

This workshop takes place one year after the project start and will involve an audience of 30 participants composed of all pro-iBiosphere project partners with some external experts.

During the first part of the meeting, an overview of the work done so far on “Exploitation plans” and on “Business models”, both at each partner’s level will be presented and the “Overall vision of the business model at consortium’s level” (in the perspective of an integrated platform) will be presented.

Then the workshop will continue through two working groups:

1. The first one will focus on business models at partner’s level:

  • What is the list of services that partners are offering today ?
  • What are the business models for each of these services?
  • What are the opportunities/threats related to these services/business models when considering the perspective of a “iBiosphere enterprise”?

2. The second one will focus on business model(s) at project’s level:

  • What is the list of activities that the iBiosphere enterprise would develop?
  • What is the business model for each of these activities and/or what is the business model of the iBiosphere enterprise?
  • What would be the benefits/constraints for project partners of these activities?

The outputs of the working groups will be discussed during a closing session, which should allow paving the way towards a more precise description of business model(s) at project’s level likely to ensure the sustainability of the pro-iBiosphere initiative.

List of participants

Participants list

Useful documents

Final agenda

08:30 - 08:45 Welcome of participants Conference room - A105

08:45 - 09:00 Welcome session: Setting the scene

Introductory presentation by Bob Allkin - RBGK

09:00 - 09:15 Task 6.3: Concepts and Methodology

Presentation by Roger Torrenti - Sigma Orionis

09:15 - 09:45 Exploitation Plans at partner’s level and Market Background

Presentation by Camille Torrenti - Sigma Orionis

09:45 - 10:00 Meeting objectives & methodological approach

Presentation by Roger Torrenti - Sigma Orionis

10:00 - Coffee break

10:15 - 10:30 Business Models at partner’s level

Introduction by Don Kirkup - RBGK

10:30 - 12:45 Parallel working group: opportunities & threats analysis (with partners' services)

Chaired by Don Kirkup - RBGK
Group moderators: Bob Allkin & Roger Torrenti

12:45 - 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 - 13:45 Business Models at project's level

Introduction by Alan Paton - RBGK

13:45 - 16:00 Parallel working group: benefits & constraints analysis (with activities at project's level)

Chaired by Alan Paton - RBGK
Group moderators: Bob Allkin & Roger Torrenti

16:00 - 16:15 Coffee break

16:15 - 17:15 Wrap-up session: Wrap-up and review

  1. Working groups conclusions by Don Kirkup & Alan Paton - 20 min
  2. Discussion and review by Bob Allkin & Roger Torrenti - 10 min
  3. Open discussion (Q&A) - 30 min

17:15 - 17:30 Closing session: concluding words & roadmap towards sustainability

Concluding words by Bob Allkin - RBGK

17:30 - End of meeting

19:00 Workshop Dinner @ Restaurant Englers Dahlem, Englerallee 42, 14195 Berlin
If you would like to join the dinner arrangements please contact Sabrina Eckert @ is paid by each participant.


Limited funding is available for participants. For approval of funding and a copy of the Reimbursement Form please email Sabrina Eckert under s.eckert[at] For more deatails see here under funding: [[1]]