GRONEN Conference 2020

All Systems go!?

Sustainability in the Digital Age

June 17-19, 2020

Virtual Event

We look forward to welcoming you to a virtual and sustainable conference!

Conference Program 2020 – Program info


… on our brand-new platform!

GRONEN 2020’s theme Sustainability in the Digital Age is now also mirrored in the move to sustainable virtual conferencing. We are excited to invite you to …

  • Engage in professional workshops and inspiring panel discussions
  • Pioneer the exciting possibilities of virtual conferencing with us
  • Explore the potential of digital technologies, artificial intelligence, big data, and smart solutions for urban and industrial transformation
  • Enjoy the exchange with other thought-leaders in a fun, virtual setting

In a different time zone? Don’t worry! Although the content will be broadcasted live, we are also recording the event so you won’t miss anything!


According to this year’s theme “Sustainability in the Digital Age”, we had been planning to showcase ways of virtual conferencing all along – although on a smaller scale. Now, we set up a platform to host the entire conference online. It will be fun! And not least, virtual conferencing provides a sustainable alternative to face-to-face conferences and is a big lever to reduce our very own academic footprint.

SPECIAL ISSUE – Sustainability in the Digital Age

A special issue in Business Strategy and the Environment on ‘Sustainability in the Digital Age’ is associated with GRONEN 2020.

We invite submissions that discuss perils and pitfalls of sustainability in the digital age. A virtual workshop for this special issue will be held in June in the context of the GRONEN 2020 conference. Please contact us for more information.


HOSTSmart City Innovation Lab

René Bohnsack and the interdisciplinary research team of the Smart City Innovation Lab unite the fields of business model innovation, digital transformation, and international strategy in order drive the transition to sustainable cities through smart business models. Founded in 2016 we work together with more than 40 international partners.

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We are excited to pioneer virtual conferencing with you!

The organizing committee:

René Bohnsack                              

Christina Bidmon                         

Alina Margolina                             

Cláudia Antunes Marante