Impetus for the digital society

Impetus for the digital society

Digitalisation is innovation. Exploiting digitalisation for society needs
governance of innovation. In order to shape societal change, we first need to understand it.

Lab for Digital Maverick

Lab for digital mavericks

A home for researchers who cross disciplinary boundaries, love questioning
norms and discourses – in order to explore the depths of digital transformation.

exploring digital sphere

We are making sense of the digital society

Digital transformation affects all areas of societal life. In our research at HIIG we analyse these changes and shed light on current discourses, in order to inform and activate the actors involved.

incubator

Incubator for digital research networkers

Interested in becoming part of a home to digital mavericks? HIIG offers young researchers
a platform for their interests and helps them grow their international network.

Exploring digital spheres

Exploring digital spheres

HIIG is on a mission: We are making sense of the digital society.
While everyone is asking for interdisciplinary research, we have been doing it since the beginning.

NEWS FROM THE INSTITUTE

Talk Series Digitaler Salon

Pitchfork 4.0 – a second green revolution?

Agricultural drones, automated farms and smart breeding. How can digitisation make food production more sustainable?

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Scientific study

Innovation potential of the GDPR

HIIG researcher: The GDPR is a suitable regulatory instrument for innovation processes and can create competitive advantages.

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Dissertation award

HIIG researcher has been honoured

Our researcher Christian Katzenbach has been awarded for the best dissertation of the years 2016-17 by DGPuK.

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RECENT BLOG POSTS

Artificial intelligence art – who owns the copyright?

If your pet dog Hans takes a selfie, does he own the copyright? A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (“Ninth Circuit”) is instructive….

Scaling research and impacting change

How do the world’s most powerful internet, mobile, and telecommunications companies treat their users’ freedom of expression…

Scientific study proves innovation potential of the GDPR

A legal study on the EU General Data Protection Regulation by a researcher at the Alexander von…

ISSUES IN FOCUS

GDPR – what’s beyond?

New rights for consumers, new obligations for businesses: European data protection law will receive a massive update, as the EU’s general data protection regulation will enter into force on 25 May 2018. This makes it easier for users to find out what Facebook, Google & Co. store. Will GDPR really make data traffic more transparent? Or nothing new after all? In this context, our researchers also shed light on other topics such as algorithm ethics, artificial intelligence, microtargeting or the CLOUD Act. Browse through this dossier on the GDPR and get a better idea of what’s beyond!

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UNSERE EVENTS

SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS

bigdata-nudging

Big Data & Nudging – Regulation by Big Data and Behavioural Sciences

Innovation Entrepreneurship

Research Group: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

science

Opening Science

FEATURED VIDEOS

Making sense of the digital society

Social order in the digital society

DIGITALER SALON

Catch me if you scan

Symposium

Participation on platforms

OPEN POSITIONS

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INTERNET SOCIETY FOUNDATION

Support top notch research on Internet and Society

NETWORK OF CENTERS

To connect with other internet researchers, HIIG founded a network

WHAT DOES THE HIIG SAY TO ...

  • DataProtection
  • BigData
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Open Innovation
  • Open Science
  • Privacy
  • Freedom of speech
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Algorithms
  • Blockchain
  • Platforms
  • Work 4.0

Find out what we contribute to these public discourses and investigate in our research