Best non-fiction book of 2019!

29 June 2020 - Published by Stig Marthinsen

Dr. Egbert Dommerholt of Hanze University has been honoured by BoekGoud. His recent book, Prutsenderwijs Duurzaam Presteren, was awarded the professional jury and public prize for the best non-fiction book published in 2019. The book, covering sustainable development and the circular economy, includes the BUBO method developed during the Periscope project.

As part of the PERISCOPE project, Hanze University of Applied Sciences developed a Bottom-Up Business Opportunities (BUBO) methodology, a participative backcasting method where individuals or groups of individuals determine a desirable future, and from that perspective, look at what needs to be done today in order to reach that future. The BUBO method is primarily aimed at discovering and developing new types of business activities or business opportunities together with citizens. It is not just about business in the sense of a way of making money here, but rather about developing something new that also has social and ecological value, thus something that also has positive effects on the environment and the quality of life. The method has been developed by Dr Egbert Dommerholt and Derwin Schorren as part of their work at the Biobased Economy Research Centre at Hanze University.


The book containing the BUBO method can be downloaded here, and is available in English and in Dutch

Dr. Dommerholt’s award winning book may be purchased hereThe book is also available in English as of the end of July and may be purchased here.