Business Model Boutique: A Prêt-à-Porter Solution for Business Model Innovation in SMEs

  • Sander Smit
  • Garyfallos Fragidis
  • Siegfried Handschuh
  • Adamantios KoumpisEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 480)


We introduce the concept of a Business Model Boutique as a means to support business model innovation in SMEs for the improvement of their competitiveness and growth. The Business Model Boutique aims to support the improvement of the competiveness of SME’s by increasing their awareness and knowledge of business modelling techniques and business model innovation concepts and by facilitating their business model innovation processes. Finally, we present empirical results from an application of our approach for the case of a new generation of Rollators to help older people cope with challenges of everyday life and mobility in urban areas.


Business model innovation Business Model Canvas Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) Entrepreneurship Value co-creation Conceptual modelling 



The research leading to these results has received partly funding from the European Union Horizons 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) under grant agreement 643808 Project MARIO ‘Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots’ and grant agreement 645425 Project SSIX ‘Social Sentiment analysis financial IndeXes’.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sander Smit
    • 1
  • Garyfallos Fragidis
    • 2
  • Siegfried Handschuh
    • 3
  • Adamantios Koumpis
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.BM-ChangeHilvarenbeekThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute of Service ScienceUniversity of GenevaCarougeSwitzerland
  3. 3.Fakultät für Informatik und MathematikUniversität PassauPassauGermany

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