Institute for Work and Technology
Health and Quality of Life
The main target/goal/aim of our work is to strengthen the performance and innovation capacity of the health and healthcare industry. Quality of life, employment and growth should/are to be increased by improved and new services and products.
Markets, Industries & Value Chains
Technological, economic and social change is reconfiguring industries and markets: Challenges such climate change, the ageing of society, scarcity of resources, accelerating information and communication technologies that require new solutions. The IAT researches industries and value chains in its international and regional localisation.
Space, Region, City and Quarter
A spatial perspective is the starting point for many ongoing projects at the Institute for Work and Technology. Functional and social spaces provide the analytical framework for the analysis of actor constellations, networks and clusters, as well as of spatial perceptions and cultures, which cannot be found in politically or administratively defined regions.
Social, Organisational and Technological Innovation
Innovation research at the IAT analyses innovations in distinct sectors and spatial contexts. Following a broad understanding of innovation, subject of research are social, organisation as well as technological innovations, which are frequently also integral part of all innovation processes.
Future of Work
Work and economic research deal with the question of whether and how working environments change in their structures, processes and relationships. This includes the impact of new technologies but also the interplay/interaction of qualification and organization of work.