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. The spectrum of methods applied ranges from secondary data analysis, for example, in form of patent analysis, to process-oriented, quantitative and qualitative survey (e.g. Innovation Biographies). Innovation stakeholders, networks and innovation systems, drivers and barriers of innovation (diffusion) processes, the role of sectorial and spatial contexts are of central interest, just as governance structures and new business models.


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On Equal Grounds? Migrant Women’s Participation in Labour and Labour Related Activities

EQUALPART focuses on the inclusion of migrant women in working life and employment beyond the period of the first years after their arrival (post-intro), and on the different and multi-scalar contexts that shape their labour market outcomes. ...

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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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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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Area, region, city and district

A spatial perspective is the starting point for many projects. 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.

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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.