The Institute


The CircularKnowledge Institute (CKI) is an International ThinkTank and Research Institute helping to understand the impacts of Digitalization for Business and Society. By creating New Business Models and assuming New Responsibilities, companies can create Trusted Innovations that lead to a more profitable and sustainable Business in a Digital World.

Our main focus is on using existing knowledge and putting it together differently to create new solutions – easily applicable to companies and organizations.

Over the last decade, innovation and digitalization have become critical skills for achieving success in developed economies. The need for creative problem solving has grown, as more and more management problems require new and fresh insights to find suitable solutions. At the same time, the expectations from Society at a large has tremendously grown, demanding more transparency on business operations, inquiring on product life cycles, asking about the respect for human rights and push companies to reduce their global environmental impact.

While Digitalization and Innovation can significantly contribute to solve a lot of today’s most burning problems, new technologies and how they are applied can also result in some unintended consequences, and thus must lead to new approaches of Corporate Responsibility. The CircularKnowledge Institute examines how Digital Innovation will impact Society and Business (positive or negative) and what that means for companies and NGO’s.



Prof. Dr. Thomas Osburg speaking and participating at the following Conferences >>

  • Frankfurt, Germany (Sep 15-17, 2017): me-convention by sxsw, Panel Discussion >>
  • St. Petersburg, Russia (October 05-07, 2017)  International Research Conference “GSOM Emerging Markets 2017″. Presentation of Research Programs >>
  • Marrakech, Morocco (Nov 06-09, 2017): Sustainable Company Panel (tbc) >>
  • Brussels, Belgium (November 15-16, 2017)  ‘The End of Business Schools as we know them? Digital risks and opportunities in Education’, Annual ABIS/EU Colloquium >>

>> Find the Conferences Archive here