Research organizations

Platforms2share brings together researchers from several universitites and institutes. 

Institute for SME Research and Entrepreneurship (ifm)
The Institute for SME Research and Entrepreneurship (ifm) is part of the Area Management at the Business School of the University of Mannheim. The team "Digitalization of SMEs" studies the adoption of digital technologies by entrepreneurs and SMEs, how digital technologies shape the emergence and proliferation of organizational concepts anf forms and how these developments shape existing fields and industries or create new ones.
Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP)
Building physics is one of the keys to a successful building project. The Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP focuses its work on research, development, testing, demonstration and consulting in the various fields of building physics.
Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW)
IÖW is a leading scientific institute in the field of practice-oriented sustainability research. It devises strategies and approaches for viable, long-term economic activity – for an economy which enables a good life and preserves natural resources.
Website: www.ioew.de
Sociology with a Focus on Digital Social Science, University of Hamburg
Täglich entstehen ungeheure Mengen digitaler Daten, in denen sich soziale Strukturen, Prozesse und Dynamiken abzeichnen. Wie lassen sich diese Daten systematisch erfassen, analysieren und soziologisch interpretieren? Wir - ein Team von Organisationssoziologen und Wirtschaftsinformatikern - kombinieren Methoden zur Erfassung und Analyse großer Datenmengen ("Big Data") mit netzwerkanalytischen Verfahren und neoinstitutionalistischen Ansätzen, um aktuelle soziale Dynamiken der Digitalisierung und des Klimawandels besser zu verstehen.