Creating value instead of throwing it away - Zirkel.Training

Program Details

November 10, 2021 | 17:30 - 19:00

User-Centred Circular Business Models


How can circular business models be developed and how can and must users be integrated into business model innovations at an early stage?

Portrait Stefan Hankammer
Prof. Dr. Stephan Hankammer

Stephan Hankammer has been Junior Professor of Sustainable Management and Entrepreneurship at Alanus University’s Department of Business since 2018. He is the head of the B.A. Sustainable Management program and conducts research, in particular, on entrepreneurial innovations for sustainable development. His focus is mainly on the development and implementation of sustainable business model innovations, the implementation of regenerative and circular business strategies and the collaboration with competitors, customers, science and civil society for successful sustainable change.

From 2014 to 2018, Stephan Hankammer was a research associate at the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management at RWTH Aachen University. He wrote his doctoral thesis, which was awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Prize of RWTH Aachen University in 2019, on the topic of collaborative value creation from a sustainability perspective. He continues to be associated with RWTH Aachen University and the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management as an affiliated researcher.

Other Speakers

Portrait Thomas Krause
Thomas Krause
Leon von Zeppelin
Thomas Krause, Leon von Zeppelin


SHIFT – How to revolutionize the smartphone through modular and circular design?

About the company

SHIFT GmbH is a small family-owned company based in Falkenberg in northern Hesse, about 30 km south of Kassel. With the foundation in 2014, by the designer and inventor Carsten Waldeck, his brother Samuel Waldeck and father Rolf Waldeck, the company has established the brand SHIFTPHONES on the market, under which various modular smartphone model series have since appeared.