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December 11, 2019

By Antwerp Management School

Successful Entrepreneurs

Alumni Business Design & Innovation

The Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship has already brought forth many great enterprises. From medical products, to coffeebars, from fashion, to apps, they've all followed the same program.  We show you some of these start-ups of the last ten years. They can all be an example and an


September 11, 2019

By Robin De Cock

Surviving the emotional rollercoaster called entrepreneurship

Business Design & Innovation

When you ask entrepreneurs how they experienced their entrepreneurial journey, many of them would describe it as a rollercoaster.

August 6, 2019

By Antwerp Management School

Impact on society - a selection of recent AMS alumni projects

Business Design & Innovation

Every year students come up with products that are sometimes no more than a one-shot and sometimes develop into real success stories. Our alumni have also been busy. Here are some examples of recent projects from students, alumni and staff at Antwerp Management School.


July 3, 2019

By Antwerp Management School

This is how you innovate faster and smarter

Business Design & Innovation

How can you better tap into the innovative potential in your company? For the past year, Aquafin has been working with fifteen innovation accelerators, who meanwhile have over a dozen of ideas in the pipeline.  Appeared in De Standaard in Dutch on Wednesday June 12, 2019.


November 12, 2018

By Andries Reymer

5 reasons why startups should consider working together with traditional businesses

Business Design & Innovation

In today’s rat race with fast-paced changes and new technologies, startups pop up éverywhere. You can find some numbers on this fact in the blog written by my colleague Vincent Molly.   

August 28, 2018

By Antwerp Management School

“Too bad I didn't do it twenty years earlier”

Business Design & Innovation

It is never too late to learn something new. Thierry De Vos (59) is a perfect example of that. In 2017, the business manager of Spiers Slaap decided to enroll in the guidance program Road to Growth. Pretty amazing for someone who is close to celebrating his sixtieth birthday. The result?


July 31, 2018

By Vincent Molly

Why family businesses should consider working together with startups

Business Design & Innovation

Startups are everywhere. In this era of fast-paced change, new technologies and disruption, there is plenty of opportunity to let entrepreneurship thrive. Evidence can be found in the many companies being launched every day all over the world. Statistics show that in countries like

Guest column Research

June 28, 2018

By Dominik Mahr

How Big Data Transforms Service Management and Stimulates Opportunities for Service Research

Business Design & Innovation

The Big Data gold rush transcends business categories. Global spending on Big Data has exploded to reach $125 billion in 2015[1], making it a major game changer across virtually all industries [2], likely to grow at double-digit rates in the years to come. Broadly, Big Data are


June 14, 2018

By Antwerp Management School

What we can learn from designers to boost our competitiveness

Business Design & Innovation

Dominique Meert has been a freelance consultant since September 2016. With her company 2KnowHow2 she helps legal service providers to make their services and products more customer-oriented and to optimize their processes step by step. Dominique focuses on lawyers, legal departments,

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May 7, 2018

By Antwerp Management School

The future of retail is hybrid

General management Business Design & Innovation

Are traditional retailers a dying breed? That is at least what some of them are starting to fear in sometimes desperate attempts to reinvent their businesses. So what is the answer to the relentless competition with purely digital players who are scooping up more and more market share?

April 18, 2018

By Maka De Lameillieure

Blockchain: what’s in it for you?

Leading Digital Transformation Business Design & Innovation

Forget artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. What governments, businesses and civilians are really waiting for, is blockchain. Its potential uses are endless: ranging from logistics and real estate to food and health care. Yet, it remains an obscure term for many. What added


April 17, 2018

By Antwerp Management School

Smart to Janssen: the mobility plan setting talent into motion

Smart Mobility Business Design & Innovation

Janssen has been exemplary when it comes to mobility for a while now. With a successful bicycle lease, carpool policy with accompanying app, options for outwork and flexwork, you could call them rather progressive. Still they wanted to make their two campuses in Beerse and Geel more