Area, region, city and district

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. In projects dealing with structural change, regional and urban development it is all about strategic orientation and the question of how to improve quality of life. In projects concerning local economy and civil engagement it is examined how to activate the resources of a neighbourhood, to prevent circuits of crisis and to enable participation.


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Bottrop2018plus 2 - Towards a Sustainable and Resilient Economic Structure

Jointly with the City of Bottrop and the Faktor 10 Institut für nachhaltiges Wirtschaften, the IAT conducts an interdisciplinary and application-oriented research project on "Sustainable Transformation of Urban Spaces" within the framework of the BMBF funding program "Social Ecological Research". ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Health and Quality of Life

The main target of our work is to strengthen the performance and innovation capacity of the health and healthcare industry. Quality of life, employment and growth should to be increased by improved and new services and products.