Expertise 2

Digitalization & circular economy

CenSE looks at new trends from a broad economic perspective. One of these trends, of course being digitalization. We offer our expertise in digital marketing where we support SMEs in data-smart entrepreneurship. In addition, CenSE is taking on a leading role in research aimed at the circular transition, in which the realization of sustainable partnerships is an important focus. We can also rely on expertise in the sharing economy.

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Current projects


Social and Circular Ecosystems with a focus on progression to paid employment

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The research, commissioned by the Brussels Capital Region, maps out the emerging sharing economy.

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Continuity of the family business in times of digitization

Rapid evolutions in digitization pose specific challenges for family businesses.

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Past projects

Cargo bundling

Bundling cargo for the benefit of SMEs.

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Measuring bicycle project

Optimizing and expanding the functionality of an android application that is used by the Fietsersbond to measure the quality of cycle paths.

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  • [2019 – EN] Brabant, K. (2019). Katowice - sustainable value of the sharing economy. Presented at the Internationale week logistiek, Katowice, Polen, 01 Apr 2019-05 Apr 2019. (professional oriented) Open Access 
  • [2018 – EN] Brabant, K., Molderez, I., Lambrechts, W. (2018). Contributing to sustainable lifestyles through agency and sociability in a sharing economy. Presented at the 24th International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference, Messina, Italy, 11 Jun 2018-15 Jun 2018. (professional oriented) Open Access
  • [2016 – EN] Fairchild, A. (2016). What is the Role of Third Party Logistics (3PL) Partners in an Omni-Channel Strategy? International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, 7 (1), 22-32. doi: 10.4018/IJORIS.2016010102 Open Access 
  • [2012 – EN] Fairchild, A. (2012). The Evolution of the e-ID card in Belgium: Data Privacy and Multi-Application Usage. In: B. de Vuyst (Eds.), Sixth International Conference on Digital Society. Presented at the ICDS, Valencia, Spain, 30 Jan 2012-04 Feb 2012. Open Access 
  • [2010 – EN] Fairchild, A., Baker, P., Pater, J. (2010). E-Accessibility and Municipal Wi-Fi: Exploring a Model for Inclusivity and Implementation. International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD), 2 (2), 52-66. doi: 10.4018/jicthd.2010040104 
  • [2020 – NL] Google Analytiwhaaaat?
  • [2019 – EN] Vanden Eede, S., De Schoenmacker, M. (2019). Tips & Tricks om hoger te scoren in Google. Presented at the Workshop organised by PWO Data Smart Ondernemen, Aalst, 17 Jun 2019-17 Jun 2019. (professional oriented) 
  • [2018 – NL] Vanden Eede, S., De Schoenmacker, M. (2018). Tips & Tricks om hoger te scoren in Google. Presented at the Workshop organised by PWO Data Smart Ondernemen, Aalst, 26 Jun 2018-26 Jun 2018. (professional oriented) 
  • [2014 – NL] De Vreese, R., Vanden Eede, S. (contr.) (2014). Ondernemend Aalst - Ideecafé KAHO. Open Access 
  • [2014 – NL] Vanden Eede, S. (2014). Business Café: Als ik nu eens ondernemer word! Open Access
  • [2014 – NL] Vanden Eede, S. (2014). Ondernemersaward – project van HoGent en HUB-KAHO in Aalst – genomineerd voor Europese prijs. 
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