Sustainability has become increasingly relevant and important both in Sweden and in the rest of the world. What sustainability is differs between different sectors. In Sweden we have a new law which means that all companies with more than 250 employees or a certain turnover annually must report their sustainability linked to their business model. This means that sustainability is of importance to all companies, both current and newly established​ 1-5 participants per group. The competition is open to all students at Stockholm University.

Application Time:

The competition will open on October 1st and will end on November 7th 2018 at 12:00 pm (mid-day).

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What should be submitted?

The contribution should include a Sustainable Business Model. In this competition, sustainability is a key point of assessment in the developed Business Model. NOTE: When you create your account to upload your idea the first three boxes is visible to all participants (Title, Description and Idea image). Briefly describe what your work is about. Your Business Model (Image) and Description Business Model (Document) that you upload can only be read by the jury who has signed a privacy agreement.

The Business Model Canvas used in the competition is described in detail in the book Business Model Generation: a handbook for visionaries; Game changers; And Challengers (2010). Wiley. In assessing the nine areas of the Business Model, 60% of the value-creating components are focused and 40% of the components that handle efficiency. The contribution in the contest may not exceed 5000 words.

Assessment criteria

Assessment points are the following six areas that include the Sustainable Business Model:

  1. The analysis (including Porter's five-factor model, Pestle and SWOT) leading to the proposed Business Model.
  2. The contributions connection to sustainability area.
  3. The description of the nine components of the Business Model Canvas,
  4. The creativity of the contribution,
  5. The practical relevance and benefit of the contribution
  6. The structure and presentation of the contribution.

The Business Model submitted to the competition can either describe a brand new Business Model or describe a Business Model that renovates an existing one.

How will we choose the winning contributions?

  1. The competition begins October 1st 2018.
  2. Contributions must be submitted by November 7th 2018 at the latest 12:00 pm.
  3. Academic nomination will be carried out November 9th 2018 09-12.00 pm.
  4. Nominated contributions will be announced on November 9th 2018. 17.00.
  5. Opportunity for groups to get feedback, November 12-14.
  6. Nominated groups will get a chance to adjust/change a shortened version to be delivered to the jury. Deadline for new version November 20th 2018 12.00 pm.
  7. Nominated groups will be given an opportunity to practice their pitch, November 23.
  8. Nominated groups will pitch before a jury on December 5th 2018 at 10.00-12.00 pm.
  9. Winners will be presented at an event on December 7th 2018.

Questions about the competition contact the following:

About assessment criteria, what should be submitted etc contact Tony Apéria.
If you have any problems with uploading contributions, please contact Matilda Kong.