Research project on digital platforms in the sharing economy

Which opportunities do cooperative models and blockchain technology offer to the sharing economy? In the inter- and transdiciplinary junior research group platforms2share we want to answer this question.

Today, new digital platforms for sharing, swapping and other ways of collaborative consumption are widely associated with positive economic, ecological and social effects. At the same time, existing platforms like Airbnb and Uber are increasingly criticized in public debate for having negative effects on people, local economies and our planet. As a counter model, new decentral models combining alternative organizational forms (such as platform cooperatives) and new technologies (such as Blockchain technology) are discussed and tested. The promise to better reach social-ecological goals and offer potential transform the sharing and platform economy.

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48 Stunden. Herausforderungen der Bundesregierung und aus der Gesellschaft. Du und theoretisch 80 Millionen andere. Die Covid-19 Krise. Vielfältige Lösungen. Sei mit Deinen Fähigkeiten dabei, wenn wir Lösungen aus der Gesellschaft für die Gesellschaft entwickeln.
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In a recent article, Fred Krupp, the director of the Environmental Defense Fund, urged companies to stronger invest in new technologies to enhance their business in economic terms but also to become more sustainable. Furthermore, he states that environmental social and governance (ESG) investment criteria have won a huge amount of popularity in the last few years with more and more investors searching for sustainable investment alternatives. This increased focus on sustainability might also benefit the funding environment for platform cooperatives.
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In Deutschland fehlt es an finanzieller Unterstützung für Sozialunternehmen. Daher stellt sich die Frage, wie Kapital für soziale und nachhaltige Projekte mobilisiert und dadurch in eine gemeinwohlorientierte Zukunft investiert werden kann. Um die Finanzierung von Sozialunternehmen zu stärken, entwickelten Mitglieder des Social Entrepreneurship Netzwerk Deutschland e. V. einen Reformvorschlag zur Nutzung nachrichtenloser Assets für sozialen Impact. (English version below).
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You looking for financial support, mentoring or developers to implement your ideas? Be one of 25 blockchain or distributed ledger technology start-ups, to receive funding of up to 30.000 EUR by the European Commission as part of the Blockpool project.
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Events

Jul
1
Wed
Barcelona, Spain
01/07/2020-03/07/2020
Oct
12
Mon
Universität Mannheim
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Oct
13
Tue
Universität Mannheim
9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Nov
26
Thu
Mannheim
26/11/2020-27/11/2020
Feb
24
Wed
Barcelona, Spain
24/02/2021-26/02/2021
 

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Project Description
Das Bundeskanzleramt veranstaltet einen Hackathon zu (unternehmerischen) Lösungen im Umgang mit Corona vom 20. bis 22. März
Research Team and Partners
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Wie können nachrichtenlose Assets für Social Impact nutzbar gemacht werden? Am 5. März 2020 stellt der SEND e.V. seinen Reformvorschlag in Berlin vor
Calls for sustainable investments are getting louder
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You are a platform cooperative working with blockchain technology? Then apply until February 26th, 2020 for EU-funding from the Blockpool project!
Prof. Dr. Dominika Wruk