Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE) - Odisee
Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE) - Odisee

Expertise 3

Circular economy

CenSE is taking on a leading role in research aimed at the circular transition, in which the realization of sustainable partnerships is an important focus. We can also rely on expertise in the sharing economy.

Current projects

Learning network facility management in schools

To answer to the need for more knowledge and support regarding facility management of schools, Odisee invest over the next two years in the learning network "Sustainable and professional facility management in schools". We do this on behalf of the Flemish Department of Education & Training, and as such contribute to sustainable learning environments. The network is open to all educational institutions in Flanders. Inspiring, discovering and activating are key and are embedded in a varied mix of thematic days, school visits, and workshops. Be part of our learning network and contribute to sustainable schools in Flanders.

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Odisee is mapping the residual streams of rechargeable batteries within five Flemish hospitals. We identify current end-of-life strategies and determine the greatest opportunities to reuse these batteries in a higher R strategy.

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InterGenic aims to develop an educational framework for intergenerational learning to support the EU's digital and green transition.

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Past projects

Circular transition through Quintuple Helix partnerships

This research examines what is needed to set up sustainable partnerships between the actors of a Quintuple Helix model for circular ecosystems, within the Flemish and Brussels context.

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Social and Circular Ecosystems with a focus on progression to paid employment

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The research, commissioned by the Brussels Capital Region, maps out the emerging sharing economy.

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Coordinator expertise circular economy : Karen Brabant

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  • [2023 – EN] Gonzalez, A. D., Griffin, J. J., Eiselein, P., & Dentchev, N. (2023). Supportive Ecosystems for Social Enterprises: The Role of Family Firms . New Business Models Conference Proceedings 2023. Maastricht University Press.
  • [2019 – EN] Brabant, K. (2019). Katowice - sustainable value of the sharing economy. Presented at the Internationale week logistiek, Katowice, Polen, 01 Apr 2019-05 Apr 2019. (professional oriented) Open Access 
  • [2018 – EN] Brabant, K., Molderez, I., Lambrechts, W. (2018). Contributing to sustainable lifestyles through agency and sociability in a sharing economy. Presented at the 24th International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference, Messina, Italy, 11 Jun 2018-15 Jun 2018. (professional oriented) Open Access
  • [2016 – EN] Fairchild, A. (2016). What is the Role of Third Party Logistics (3PL) Partners in an Omni-Channel Strategy? International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, 7 (1), 22-32. doi: 10.4018/IJORIS.2016010102 Open Access 
  • [2012 – EN] Fairchild, A. (2012). The Evolution of the e-ID card in Belgium: Data Privacy and Multi-Application Usage. In: B. de Vuyst (Eds.), Sixth International Conference on Digital Society. Presented at the ICDS, Valencia, Spain, 30 Jan 2012-04 Feb 2012. Open Access 
  • [2010 – EN] Fairchild, A., Baker, P., Pater, J. (2010). E-Accessibility and Municipal Wi-Fi: Exploring a Model for Inclusivity and Implementation. International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD), 2 (2), 52-66. doi: 10.4018/jicthd.2010040104 
  • [2020 – NL] Google Analytiwhaaaat?
  • [2019 – EN] Vanden Eede, S., De Schoenmacker, M. (2019). Tips & Tricks om hoger te scoren in Google. Presented at the Workshop organised by PWO Data Smart Ondernemen, Aalst, 17 Jun 2019-17 Jun 2019. (professional oriented) 
  • [2018 – NL] Vanden Eede, S., De Schoenmacker, M. (2018). Tips & Tricks om hoger te scoren in Google. Presented at the Workshop organised by PWO Data Smart Ondernemen, Aalst, 26 Jun 2018-26 Jun 2018. (professional oriented) 
  • [2014 – NL] De Vreese, R., Vanden Eede, S. (contr.) (2014). Ondernemend Aalst - Ideecafé KAHO. Open Access 
  • [2014 – NL] Vanden Eede, S. (2014). Business Café: Als ik nu eens ondernemer word! Open Access
  • [2014 – NL] Vanden Eede, S. (2014). Ondernemersaward – project van HoGent en HUB-KAHO in Aalst – genomineerd voor Europese prijs. 

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