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


📕 Book chapter: Sustainability in Higher Education

Karel Deneckere, Bart Henssen and Elien Crois explored the potential of Systems Thinking in Transforming Higher Education Institutions towards Sustainability. This is illustrated by the case study of Education for Sustainability Hub. Interested in the Systemic Transformation of Higher Education towards Sustainability? 

Report - Mapping of crowdfunding platforms

Crowdfunding has emerged as a powerful way to raise funds for all kinds of initiatives, including community-based projects. The GrowthFundMe project aims to develop an e-learning and civic crowdfunding platform to support community-based entrepreneurship. Therefore, existing crowdfunding platforms were analysed. Curious about our insights?

Micro-credential Sustainable solutions to complex problems

In this video, the head of our research group, Bart Henssen, explains why it is necessary to find sustainable solutions to complex problems. Would you like to learn more about this systemic way of thinking and are you looking for a short, practice-oriented and scientifically based training to achieve sustainable change? In that case, this is the course you have been looking for.

Masterclass: Duurzame bedrijfsvoering en duurzaamheidsrapportering

Sustainability is increasingly determining the survival of companies. ESG criteria reflect the extent to which companies take responsibility for the environment and their stakeholders, and with the upcoming CSRD, many companies will also have to collect and report data on this.

Would you like to learn about how to implement sustainability (reporting) in your company and which tools can help? Join EMS's Sustainable Business and Sustainability Reporting masterclass.

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

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

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student or lecturer?

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

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