Project Details


The Ph.D. project determines how a facilitator can shape an ecosystem, which increases the business community’s ability to create environmental, social, and economic value that no single firm could create by itself. The main objective is to develop a framework that can be replicated by organizations aspiring to turn industrial areas into eco-industrial parks that foster sustainable business model development.

Layman's description

This project creates knowledge that helps make industrial areas more sustainable. It does so by developing general tools and advice for any ambitious organization that wants to support industrial areas on the path to sustainability. It will answer their question: How can we support companies in working together and creating new business opportunities that are good for people, planet, and profit?
Short titleOrchestrating Collaborative, Sustainable Business Model Innovation
Effective start/end date01/01/202121/10/2024

Collaborative partners

  • Center for Logistik og Samarbejde (Project partner)
  • Port of Aalborg A/S (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Innovation
  • Ecosystems
  • Sustainable Business Models
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Innovation Management
  • Co-creation
  • Co-Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Industrial Symbiosis
  • Eco-Industrial park
  • Orchestration
  • Facilitation


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