The research stream “Future of Work” at Wi1 focusses on the influence and impact of digital technologies on workplaces, work processes, and the institutional organization of work. We typically explore the resulting organizational innovation and transformation in large-scale field experiments and try to answer questions such as:

  • How will digital technologies change work places and organizational settings as we know them?
  • How can organizations lead the digital transformation of their organizations?
  • Which concepts, methods and tools help us to design the future of work and the future of entrepreneurial organizational settings?

We, thus, contribute to a better understanding of the current digital transformation in organizations and markets.


Mit dem im November 2015 gestarteten Projekt "Maßnahmen und Empfehlungen für die gesunde Arbeit von morgen" (MEgA) werden ganzheitliche Konzepte und Methoden für ein modernes HR- und Gesundheitsmanagement in einer digitalisierten und dynamischen Arbeitswelt entwickelt. Dabei werden die Auswirkungen psychischer Belastungen ebenso wie eine gesunde Balance zwischen Arbeit und Freizeit und gesundheitsförderliche Führung berücksichtigt.


Case study: European Universities collaborate to develop Bavarian Entrepreneurship Academy of Internet of Things

This week, the company PTC has published a case study about the entrepreneurship academy on Internet of Things (IoT) that was organized jointly by Wi1 and UnternehmerTUM within the Horizon2020 project STRATIFY7. This case study comes within a collaboration with PTC as they have offered their platform Thingworx, a leading industrial IoT cloud platform, for the students to develop their IoT projects during the academy, and opened for them their online IoT University for accessing teaching and ...



The project 'Cooperatives in the Digital Age' (CoDi) investigates challenges and opportunities of the increasing digitization of industry and society from the perspective of cooperative banks. The ongoing digitization enables incumbent firms as well as start-ups to create new products, services, and business models. The project addresses the question how cooperative banks can remain true to their traditions and cooperative principles and, at the same time, profit from technological developments that help them better meet the needs of their members and customers.



STARTIFY7 is a Horizon2020 project aimed at training young European future ICT entrepreneurs.This a challenging task, since existing European ICT entrepreneurship training initiatives are characterised by a general fragmentation and a lack of a ‘learning-by-doing’ training approach.



JOSEPHS® - Die Service Manufaktur is a project by the Fraunhofer IIS - Center for Applied Research on Supply Chain Services SCS and the FAU Erlangen-Nurembergs' chair of Information Systems 1. This open shop in downtown Nuremberg invites visitors to co-create the future of services and products.

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