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Auf dem Titelbild von Nachhaltigkeit, Unternehmertum und globale Digitalisierung (in Englisch: Sustainability, entrepreneurship and global digital transformation) sind silberne ineinanderfließende Wellen aus silbernen Waben zu sehen.

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.

Research focus

Thematically, two focal points have been set,  and will be worked on within the framework of research sprints, studies and case studies.

Digitalisation and Entrepreneurship

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.

Digitalisation and Climate

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.


Knowledge communication

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.

Knowledge database

By establishing a knowledge database, best practices can be recorded and made available to interested parties.

 

Contact

Georg von Richthofen, Dr.

Senior Researcher & Project Lead: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society

Christian Grauvogel

Head of Dialogue & Knowledge Transfer | Project Coordinator SET

Moritz Timm

Researcher & Project Coordinator

Recent News from the projects

01.12.

Indonesien

13/12 – MSD & Panel Discussion: Digital Technology for Rainforest Protection

More information

30.11.

Vietnam

End of the Closing week at the GEFE conference

More information

  • Das Titelbild des Projekts Digitalsierung und Unternehmertum (Digitalisation and Entrepreneurship)zeigt aneinander liegende Dreicke aus dünnen Holzbalken.
    Entrepreneurship & innovation · Science communication

    Digitalisation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship

    The Digitalisation and Entrepreneurship project explores sustainable digital entrepreneurship, the gig economy and the future of work.
  • Auf dem Titelbild des Projekts Digitalisierung und Klima (digitalisation and climate) sieht man ein die r
    Entrepreneurship & innovation · Science communication

    Digitalisation and Climate

    The project Digitalisation and Climate examines the economic, ecological & social dimensions of a sustainable digital economy.

Lectures and presentations

The impact of digitalisation on cities
Placemaking Week Europe. Teucro, Pontevedra, Spain: 30.09.2022

Christian Grauvogel

How 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

Moritz Timm

Panels

Physical places for digital innovation
Placemaking Week Europe. Campás, Pontevedra, Spain: 28.09.2022

Christian Grauvogel

Moderation of workshops and panels

How to Transition Temporary Use into Long-Term Development
Placemaking Week Europe. Museo, Pontevedra, Spain: 28.09.2022

Christian Grauvogel

Organisation of events

Multi-stakeholder dialogue: Digital technology for rainforest protection
13.12.2022. TBD, Jakarta, Indonesien (International)

Stephan Bohn, Christian Grauvogel, Moritz Timm

Panel discussion: Digital technology for rainforest protection
13.12.2022. TBD, Jakarta, Indonesien (International)

Stephan Bohn, Christian Grauvogel, Moritz Timm

Multi-stakeholder dialogue: Challenges and Opportunities of Green Entrepreneurship for Climate Change in Vietnam
Green Economy Forum & Exhibition (GEFE). 30.11.2022. THISO SkyHall, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (International)

Georg von Richthofen, Christian Grauvogel, Moritz Timm

Panel discussion: Green Technology, Entrepreneurship & Climate
Green Economy Forum & Exhibition (GEFE). 30.11.2022. THISO SkyHall, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (International)

Georg von Richthofen, Christian Grauvogel, Moritz Timm

Green technologies: Opportunities and challenges for sustainable digitalisation working for climate
25.11.2022. Goethe-Institut Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam (International)

Georg von Richthofen, Christian Grauvogel, Moritz Timm

Panel discussion: Workers’ Rights and Platforms’ Responsibility – Towards a Fairer Online Platform Economy in Kenya
09.11.2022. PrideInn Azure Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya (International) Further information

Marie Blüml, Fabian Stephany, Moritz Timm

Research sprint: Green Technology, Entrepreneurship & Climate
From 11.10.2022 to 30.11.2022. online, Hanoi, Vietnam (International)

Katja Derichs, Ann-Kristin Ziesemer, Georg von Richthofen, Christian Grauvogel, Moritz Timm

Public presentation: Study on the sustainable spatial transformation of the Innovation and Training Park (ITP) Prizren
05.10.2022. Innovation and Training Park Prizren, Prizren, Kosovo. Co-Organised by: Octagon Architekturkollektiv (International) Further information

Christian Grauvogel

Panel discussion: The future of online labour markets and regulation of the platform economy
26.07.2022. Marriott Hotel, Accra, Ghana (International) Further information

Marie Blüml, Fabian Stephany, Christian Grauvogel

Multi-stakeholder dialogue: Governing a polarised market – Policies towards fairer online gig-work
25.07.2022. Marriott Hotel, Accra, Ghana (International)

Marie Blüml, Fabian Stephany, Christian Grauvogel

Panel discussion: AI for Social Good? Chances And Risks Of Applying AI In Sustainable Entrepreneurship
07.07.2022. Palais des Congrès, Cotonou, Benin (International) Further information

Georg von Richthofen, Marie Blüml, Christian Grauvogel

Multi-stakeholder dialogue: Sustainable Digital Entrepreneurship in Benin and Francophone West and Central Africa
06.07.2022. Golden Tulip Hotel, Cotonou, Benin (International) Further information

Georg von Richthofen, Marie Blüml, Christian Grauvogel

Meeting: Ethics of digitalisation, African sovereignty and the role of journalism
From 23.06.2022 to 24.06.2022. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany (International)

Moritz Timm

Multi-stakeholder dialogue: Sustainable and adaptable transformation of the Innovation and Training Park (ITP) Prizren
01.06.2022. Innovation and Training Park (ITP), Prizren, Kosovo. Co-Organised by: Octagon Architekturkollektiv (International)

Christian Grauvogel

Research sprint: Sustainable Digital Economies
From 31.05.2022 to 27.07.2022. online, Accra, Ghana (International)

Katja Derichs, Ann-Kristin Ziesemer, Fabian Braesemann, Marie Blüml, Fabian Stephany, Christian Grauvogel, Moritz Timm

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 Deutsche 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 Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

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