Castells inaugurates lecture series on digital society
The current rapid social and technological change brings about enormous uncertainties – a great need for explanations and sense-making but also of shaping our common future. Starting with an inaugural lecture by Manuel Castells on 12 December 2017, the lecture series addresses fundamental questions of the digital age.
New study: Collaboration with startups fosters innovative capacity
The collaboration between startups and medium-sized companies promises major advantages for both sides. Furthermore, it contributes to Germany’s innovative capacity. A new HIIG study investigates in a qualitative manner how to encourage more cooperations.
Digitaler Salon: Hacking the Ivory Tower
How can science have a greater impact on society? And how are science slammers and open access related to this? At the last Digitaler Salon in 2017, we’ll be digging into paywalls and bookshelves. Join us for discussion!
Now available: HIIG Quarterly
Why did two HIIG researchers sign a letter to Mark Zuckerberg? When is Manuel Castells going to kick off our new lecture series? How does the EU fight cyber crimes, and what was the thing with the “ivory tower” again? Read the October edition of HIIG’s Quarterly!
Revisiting Castells’ Network Society
We are living in a network society: Manuel Castells attracted wide attention when he published his trilogy The Information Age twenty years ago, providing a broader social theory on the digital transformation. On the occasion of Castells’ inauguration speech on 12 December 2017 of our lecture series Making sense of …
Co-Creating an Innovatie society with newcomer entrepreneurs
In this interview, Suhayl Chettih gives insight into the challenges of making the Berlin startup scene a more inclusive place. SINGA Business Lab (formerly known as Ideas in Motion) is an inclusive incubator program in Berlin focused on helping newcomer …
Data, information, interaction. A multi-layer approach in online publishing
This blog article presents the prototype of an online publication design for the recently published study “Kooperationen zwischen Startups und Mittelstand” of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG). We illustrate the concept …
Collaboration between startups and mid-sized companies. Learn. Match. Partner.
When startups and mid-sized companies meet, two worlds collide. Startups are the main driver of digitization but inexperienced, while mid-sized companies do have experience but lack digitization expertise. Collaboration between both holds great potential for …