Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and global digital Transformation
The Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Global Digital Transformation (SET) research group has set itself the goal of addressing issues relating to digitalisation, particularly in the global South. Through the inclusion of social needs and effective stakeholder communication; future-oriented, sustainable and locally sensitive approaches will be developed in ten countries. With a particular focus on the topics of entrepreneurship, the future of work, and issues of AI in connection with sustainability and climate protection, HIIG is working with local stakeholders to build application-oriented expertise. This will be made usable across countries and contribute to building an international knowledge community. The exchange of knowledge and the strengthening of cooperation between different countries is intended to support sustainable digitalisation that is appropriate to local conditions.
Thematically, two focal points have been set, and will be worked on within the framework of research sprints, studies and case studies.
This research project examines sustainable digital entrepreneurship, the gig economy and the future of work. Here, the focus is on regulating platforms and strengthening workers' rights in the digital space.
This research project focuses on ecological sustainability and climate resilience. It not only questions how the digital economy can be made climate neutral, but also participates in the development of digital solutions to existing climate issues.
Throughout the research process, there is a regular exchange with the relevant local stakeholders. The results are prepared in such a way that they can be used by a broad target group and are available in the long term.
Multi-stakeholder dialogues & transfer events
Innovative event formats are used to capture relevant stakeholder perspectives and relate them to each other. In particular, local networks including the Network of Centers and the Digital Transformation Centers (DTCs) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) are integrated.
By establishing a knowledge database, best practices can be recorded and made available to interested parties.
- Entrepreneurship & innovation · Science communicationThe Digitalisation and Entrepreneurship project explores sustainable digital entrepreneurship, the gig economy and the future of work.
- Entrepreneurship & innovation · Science communicationThe project Digitalisation and Climate examines the economic, ecological & social dimensions of a sustainable digital economy.
Ann-Kristin ZiesemerStudent Assistant: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society
Christian GrauvogelDialogue & Knowledge Transfer | Project Coordinator
Fabian Stephany, Dr.Researcher: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society
Georg von Richthofen, Dr.Senior Researcher & Project Lead: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society
Marie BlümlResearcher: Digitalisation, Entrepreneurship & Climate
Moritz TimmResearcher & Project Coordinator
Lectures and presentationsHow to build a database (?)
HIIG Lunch Talks (Session: HIIG Lunch Talk). Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany: 20.04.2022
Funding & duration
"Sustainability, entrepreneurship and global digital transformation" is part of the overarching project in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). HIIG supports the BMZ's Digital Transformation Centers (DTCs) as a scientific partner and carries out exchange and research formats in partner countries.
November 2021 – April 2023
Funded by the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)