Innovating Business Models

Innovating water sanitation and waste businesses

Innovating Business Models

Find guidance and inspiration to increase the impact, competitiveness and sustainability of your water-related business through innovation!

If you are an entrepreneur, this perspective will help you unlock sector-specific insights, hands-on knowledge and tools to improve your water, sanitation and waste management business through innovations in your operations and strategic positioning of your business model. Explore the innovation exercises and concrete strategies to save time, money and frustration on the journey towards making your business models more viable.

If you are a trainer, coach or staff of organisations supporting impact-oriented environmental businesses, you can explore a broad range of innovation approaches that start-ups from the Middle East and other parts of the world applied to increase the market success of their social enterprises.

Use practical innovation exercises and guiding questions along the innovation process that help you think outside the box. Get inspired by 20 innovation strategies and practical examples of how they have been applied by 35 water, sanitation and waste related start-ups and enterprises. Explore the innovation factsheets and ask yourself: WHAT IF… you eliminated, reduced, raised or created ways to boost the impact, competitiveness and sustainability of your business model?

InnovatingBusinessModels desk15febInfographyCreated with Sketch. What if you Reduced investments into new infrastructure and instead made money from ensuring use of existing infrastructure? production or delivery costs by tapping resources that are abundantly available? efforts to detect problems through remote sensoring? costs to deliver on your value proposition by outsourcing parts of your value creation? your logistical costs by sourcing bigger volumes? What if you Raised customer engagement to solve key logistical challenges? willingness to pay by selling convenience rather than basic services? your revenues by further refining your products? the added value for all through bundling products and services from different smaller businesses? your revenues by selling premium products to affluent customers to be able to reach the poor? your revenues by selling different parts of your offers to different customers? your impact and market share by scaling through franchisees? What if you Created new solutions by using innovative technologies from other sectors? value by upcycling waste into valuable products? access to sustainable services through solutions that allow for gradual accquisition? additional offers that generate revenues by subsidizing your WASH business? solutions by letting nature work for you? What if youEliminated the most expensive step in your production or logistics? competitors by engaging them in cooperation instead of competing with them? bottlenecks inexisting marketsystems to createvalue andaccelerate localeconomies? negative environmental impacts of your operations? technological and service dependencies from international competitors through local and tailored value creation?
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Find guidance and inspiration to increase the impact, competitiveness and sustainability of your water-related business through innovation!

If you are an entrepreneur, this perspective will help you unlock sector-specific insights, hands-on knowledge and tools to improve your water, sanitation and waste management business through innovations in your operations and strategic positioning of your business model. Explore the innovation exercises and concrete strategies to save time, money and frustration on the journey towards making your business models more viable.

If you are a trainer, coach or staff of organisations supporting impact-oriented environmental businesses, you can explore a broad range of innovation approaches that start-ups from the Middle East and other parts of the world applied to increase the market success of their social enterprises.

Use practical innovation exercises and guiding questions along the innovation process that help you think outside the box. Get inspired by 20 innovation strategies and practical examples of how they have been applied by 35 water, sanitation and waste related start-ups and enterprises. Explore the innovation factsheets and ask yourself: WHAT IF… you eliminated, reduced, raised or created ways to boost the impact, competitiveness and sustainability of your business model?

InnovatingBusinessModels desk15febInfographyCreated with Sketch. What if you Reduced investments into new infrastructure and instead made money from ensuring use of existing infrastructure? production or delivery costs by tapping resources that are abundantly available? efforts to detect problems through remote sensoring? costs to deliver on your value proposition by outsourcing parts of your value creation? your logistical costs by sourcing bigger volumes? What if you Raised customer engagement to solve key logistical challenges? willingness to pay by selling convenience rather than basic services? your revenues by further refining your products? the added value for all through bundling products and services from different smaller businesses? your revenues by selling premium products to affluent customers to be able to reach the poor? your revenues by selling different parts of your offers to different customers? your impact and market share by scaling through franchisees? What if you Created new solutions by using innovative technologies from other sectors? value by upcycling waste into valuable products? access to sustainable services through solutions that allow for gradual accquisition? additional offers that generate revenues by subsidizing your WASH business? solutions by letting nature work for you? What if youEliminated the most expensive step in your production or logistics? competitors by engaging them in cooperation instead of competing with them? bottlenecks inexisting marketsystems to createvalue andaccelerate localeconomies? negative environmental impacts of your operations? technological and service dependencies from international competitors through local and tailored value creation?
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