The Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE) is an independent scientific research center at the Odisee University College. We investigate sustainable entrepreneurship within family businesses and SMEs and detect new trends and challenges in the economy or society.

Our expertise in sustainable entrepreneurship

Expertise 1: Sustainable entrepreneurship

Expertise 2: Digitalization

Expertise 3: Circular economy

Expertise 4:
Socio-economic sustainability

Symposium Systemische Transformatie voor Duurzaamheid

Symposium Systemic Transformation for Sustainability

Thinking in systems is a necessary skill to deal with the complex challenges of the 21st century. Research Center CenSE invites you to the two-day Symposium Systemic Transformation for Sustainability on March 21 and 22, 2023 at Odisee campus Brussels. Get to know the thinking framework, reflect on its relevance and practical application.

NBM 2023 Maastricht

NBM international conference on New Business Models

CenSE is participating in the NBM international conference for New Business Models in Maastricht, from June 21 to 23, 2023. CenSE researchers Philippe Eiselein and Bart Henssen are organizing the track "Partnerships and cross-sectoral collaborations for circular economies" and inviting researchers and entrepreneurs to submit their work. We are expecting fruitful discussions and plenty of new ideas. Will you be there too?

Microcredential Systemic transformation

New: micro-credential ‘systemic transformation’

How do you start systemic change in your organization? Odisee and ILVO join forces and offer the micro-credential 'systemic transformation', which will start in April 2023. This micro-credential is ideal for you if you are professionally involved in or interested in change processes. 

Masterclass data culture

Master class: Hoe bouw je een datacultuur uit en hoe zet je die data efficiënt in om je klant beter te bedienen?

Many companies have a lot of data on their customers but do not sufficiently use that data to inform strategic decisions. However, insights from that data are very valuable for data-driven personalisation. In this programme, CenSE researcher Saskia Vanden Eede and Odisee lecturer Katja Verbeeck help you get more out of your customer data and build a real data culture (day 1). A second session will then show you how that data can be used efficiently to approach customers personally to achieve your marketing goals (day 2). This master class takes place on Thursday afternoons 24 November and 8 December 2022.

Het familiebedrijf - Johan Lambrecht

Het familiebedrijf in goede en kwade dagen, by Johan Lambrecht

The book "Het familiebedrijf in goede en kwade dagen", written by CenSE-onderzoeker Dr. Johan Lambrecht, was published this year by Owl Press. It has become a comprehensive book on family businesses based on more than 30 years of research and practical experience with family businesses.

Start2AIM @ Digitalize Flanders

AI in marketing: Start2AIM presents at Digitalize Flanders event

Digitalize Flanders is a new event to help digitalize your business. The event will take place on 20 and 21 October 2022 at Antwerp Expo. 80 experts will have all the tools to increase companies' efficiency and profitability. In addition, the event offers 30 conferences, focusing on how digitalization can accelerate and optimize business processes toward more growth and profit. CenSE researcher Saskia Van den Eede will be on stage, sharing her knowledge and experiences on artificial intelligence in marketing at the event.

Would you like to collaborate and…

…are you a

CenSE translates sustainable entrepreneurship in an innovative way through co-creation into your business practice, with a focus on family businesses and SMEs.

…are you a

CenSE conducts independent practice-oriented scientific research for sustainable management of family businesses and SMEs.

…are you a
student or lecturer?

CenSE offers a variety of high-quality didactic tools and training modules and thus plays a leading role in sustainable entrepreneurship.

Center for Sustainable
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