MS23 - Workshop on alternative business models

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About

In the framework of pro-iBiosphere Workpackage 6, RBGK will organise a workshop on Business Models on the 11th and 12 of February 2014 in Berlin.

Within this workshop we aim to:

1) Agree the scope of a future "i-Biosphere" enterprise - to decide: Which activities products and services are included as part of the enterprise?

2) Address the question “What information do we need from partners in order to provide conclusions on sustainability?”

3) What might be the most appropriate Governance structure(s)? How would we organise ourselves? How would we arrive at decisions?

The participants for this workshop are representatives from project partner institutions.

In addition to those staff who have a close technical knowledge of pro-iBiosphere core activities, we would like to invite those with experience in strategic business and finance, who may have a view as to how i-Biosphere can fit into the broader data management framework.

Venue

MfN in Berlin.


Logistics

For practical information, see Workshops Berlin, February 2014.


Agenda

February 11

Session 1: Scope of iBiosphere

12:50 - 14:00 Registration and lunch together with MS12 participants.

14:00 - 14:45 Presentation & Review of questionnaire (Qu 1).

14:45 - 16:00 Discussion - Agreeing priority products and services.

16:00 - 16:15 Coffee break

15:15 - 17:15 Discussion continued - Agreeing priority products and services.

17:15 - 18:00 Presentations by external participants (**Charlotte/ Don, please provide the names of the speakers and upload the presentations on the wiki**)

19:00 Dinner with MS12 participants.


February 12

Session 2: Costs and savings

08:30 - 09:00 Registration and coffee.

09:00 - 09:30 Presentation & Review of questionnaire (Qu 2).

09:30 - 10:00 Question - How are savings to be achieved?

10:00 - 10:30 Question - What do we need and how do we measure costs and savings?

10:30 - 10:50 Coffee break.

10:50 - 11:20 Discussion - Preliminary findings so far, do we all agree?

11:20 - 11:50 Conclusions - Who does what?

Session 3: Enabling Functions

11:50 - 12:00 Presentation & Review of questionnaire (Q3)

12:00 - 12:25 Discussion - Enabling function challenges

12:25 - 12:50 Discussion - Enabling function recommendations

12:50 - 14:00 Lunch

Session 4: Sustainability & Governance

14:00 - 14:30 Presentation & Review of questionnaire (Qu 4&5)

14:30 - 15:30 Discussion - How do we act?

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 - 17:00 Discussion - Agreeing principles/ alternatives.

17:00 - 17:30 Conclusions - Discuss workshop findings.

Participants

Please add your name here if you will attend the workshop. Please order alphabetically by last names.

  1. Wouter Addink (Naturalis)- present
  2. Donat Agosti (Plazi)- present
  3. Bob Allkin (RBGK)-present
  4. Philippa Benson - present
  5. Caroline Duterloo (Naturalis)- present
  6. Quentin Groom (BGM)- present
  7. Anton Güntsch (FUB-BGBM)- present
  8. Gregor Hagedorn (MfN)- present
  9. Bruno Jehle (BJ Institue, Aaarau)- present
  10. Charlotte Johns (RBGK)- present
  11. Don Kirkup (RBGK)- present
  12. Dimitris Koureas (NHM London)- present 11th
  13. Daniel Mietchen (MfN)- present
  14. Chuck Miller (BHL)- present
  15. Sebastian Nordhoff - present
  16. Alan Paton (RBGK)- present
  17. Lyubomir Penev (Pensoft)- present
  18. Soraya Sierra (Naturalis)- present
  19. William Ulate (BHL)- present
  20. Jan Van Tol (Naturalis)- present 12th