Everything is Connected

New Modes of Being Connected: The Digital Society, A Productive Algorithm

An interview with Florian Süssenguth, Fellow Researcher at the HIIG in 2014. Florian is a PHD candidate at the Institute of Sociology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München. In his doctoral thesis he explores the German discourse on Netzpolitik (net politics and net policy). The interview was conducted by Jeanette Hofmann. Jeanette Hofmann: In 2014 we saw a growing number of references to the digital society....

Collaborations between established companies and startups should benefit both partners

On 21 and 22 January 2015, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) hosted a congress on «Shaping Germany’s Future Through Projects«organized by the German Association for Project Management (GPM). We, the team of Innovation and Entrepreneurship had the opportunity to conduct a workshop on collaborations between established companies and startups. Together with two Berlin-based startups working in...

GOR 15

The HIIG at GOR 15

Photo: Cornelius Puschmann, Kaja Scheliga, and Isabella Peters (before she and her colleagues won the poster prize) This year, like last year, the HIIG was programme partner for the Internet & Society track at the General Online Research Conference in Cologne. Here are my impressions from the conference. Track B on #GOR15 will be: Internet and Society Thanks to our Programme Partner: |a|hiig_berlin


Berlin meets Belfast: A Recap of the 5th Global Cybersecurity Technology Research Summit 2015

One week ago, the 5th Global Cybersecurity Technology Research Summit organised by the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) took place. This year’s conference was underpinned by the theme «A Future Legacy» and was tied to Belfast’s heritage as a hub for industry and engineering. Among the more than hundred participants from academia, industry and...

  • Open Science

    Presently, we see a fundamental change in how academic research is carried out: Scienti...