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Sustainable Business Model Ideation and Development of Early Ideas for Sustainable Business Models: Analyzing a New Tool Facilitating the Ideation Process

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This chapter presents an early ideation tool, the Impact Canvas®(IC), that has been specifically designed to involve different kinds of stakeholders in the early stages of the business and research ideation process. The authors discuss how a tool can support the ideation process and how the IC tool has been designed to incorporate different elements for the development of sustainable and impactful ideas. The usefulness of the tool when cooperating in a multidisciplinary team is described. The authors report feedback from users of the tool that supports the perception of the user-friendliness and usefulness of the tool. The chapter concludes with a description of how the IC tool is being further developed to support a more multidisciplinary approach to research and business ideation.

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    The development team includes Leena Köppä (TUT, team leader), Langwaldt Jörg (TUT), Ulla Saari (TUT), Leena Aarikka-Stenroos (TUT), Marja Hyypiä (TUT), Stina Boedeker (UTA), Riitta Kivimäki (UTA), Anne Tuhkunen (UTA), Tiina Koskiranta (TAMK), Leena Eerola (TAMK), and Marika Vuorenmaa (TAMK).

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Saari, U.A., Aarikka-Stenroos, L., Köppä, L., Langwaldt, J., Boedeker, S., Mäkinen, S.J. (2019). Sustainable Business Model Ideation and Development of Early Ideas for Sustainable Business Models: Analyzing a New Tool Facilitating the Ideation Process. In: Aagaard, A. (eds) Sustainable Business Models. Palgrave Studies in Sustainable Business In Association with Future Earth. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93275-0_5

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