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European School of Management and Technology

Business Models for a Sustainable Energy Future (Booster Program)

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Sep 14—15, 2020
2 days
Berlin, Germany
EUR 1200 ≈USD 1338
EUR 600 per day


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About the course

The in-depth view on the emerging new energy system from a business perspective.

The energy sector is undergoing a radical transformation – in Germany, in Europe, but also on a global scale: The rise of decentralized energy generation leads to a range of new players and disruptive technologies, while the shale gas boom lets us re-assess the size of our fossil reserves.

In this English language program we want to shed light on the emerging new energy system from a business perspective. We are less concerned with details of regulation and technologies (although, of course, they matter and can trigger important changes), but with strategies that established players and new entrants pursue in their quest to benefit from the transition – or merely survive in the years to come.

Key benefits

  • in-depth view into the changes that will shape the energy sector in the future
  • enhanced skills with respect to identifying critical information and issues in complex situations and offering new solutions to complex problems
  • understand and be able to exploit the potential of technology for innovation and growth, including showing an understanding of the importance of technology in delivering a more sustainable future for business, and being innovative in developing business solutions

Key topics

  • Evaluating market developments: What are the drivers of the new energy system? Which new markets develop?
  • Analyzing strategies and business models: Which counter-strategies do incumbents follow? How do new competitors enter the markets?
  • Selecting new business models: Which trade-offs exist between different implementation and commercialization strategies of innovations?

Who should attend

Executives wanting to acquire new strategic skills and familiarize themselves with new business models to react to the changing emerging market.

(Although the course is about the energy sector, it does not require an industry background. If you are generally interested in the developments that take place in this industry, you are most welcome to participate and share your own expertise in strategy, innovation, and business transformation with the group and enrich the discussions.)

Trust the experts

Christoph Burger

Christoph Burger is senior lecturer and senior associate dean executive education at the European School of Management and Technology. Before joining ESMT, he worked five years in industry at Otto Versand and as vice president at the Bertelsmann Buch AG, five years at consulting practice Arthur D...


Jens Weinmann

Before joining ESMT Berlin, Jens Weinmann was project manager of the Market Model Electric Mobility, a research project financed by the German environmental ministry (BMU). From 2007 to 2009, he worked as manager at the economic consultancy ESMT Competition Analysis. Further consulting experience...


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