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Energy transition and societal megatrends – Power-To-X usage paths in Wuppertal

Project EnerAct on renewable energy and societal megatrends focuses on the creation of concepts for the implementation of energy transition on the local and regional level in North Rhine-Westphalia. On the one hand, the action context is characterised by the technical challenges. On the other hand, the stakeholders in the regions and municipalities are confronted with a series of overarching political, technical and cultural developments, which are driven by dynamics other than energy transition. ...


Selectivity and Ambiguity in Working Cultures: Resource-based and Potential-oriented Organization of the Working World for Refugees on the Examples of the Sectors of Geriatric Nursing, IT-economy and Building Trade

In order to cope with immigration flows, such as the current refugee immigration, - in the sense of a successful integration - local/regional labour market integration of the target groups is an essential factor in such an endeavor. Strategies for a socially and economically sustainable management of the current refugee immigration are carried out in the region of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) in close interconnection of socio-demographic, socio-structural and economic structural change. ...


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 Märkte, Branchen, Wertschöpfungsketten

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. ...

Thema Soziale, organisatorische und technische Innovationen klein

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, ...