Project Partners in the Field

In order to produce socially relevant results, we work together with severeal partners in the field of the digital platform and sharing economy. Our project partners continuously accompany our research group. Together we explore opportunities, challenges and interesting developments in the sharing and platform economy and discuss relevant research questions, analytical frameworks and (preliminary) results.

Buy Local e.V. is a nationwide association aiming at preserving and strengthening regional entrepreneurial diversity. Members are owner-managed enterprises, active and committed traders, service providers and craftspeople from across all industries. The image campaign aims to sensitize consumers to the advantages of shopping locally and to show that through their consumption behavior they have a direct influence on their own living environment. The association motivates local entrepreneurs...www.buylocal.de
Founded in 2017, SEND aims to connect, strengthen and represent the social entrepreneurship sector in Germany. To this end, the association organizes workshops and events for networking, education and qualification. SEND members are active throughout Germany and develop innovative solutions for diverse challenges. The network also aims to increase the visibility of social entrepreneurs and their solutions to the public, improve the framework conditions for the social entrepreneur sector and...www.send-ev.de
SMart – Société Mutuelle pour artistes - was originally founded in Belgium in 1998 and is a international network of cooperatives whose mission is to improve the working conditions of self-employed taking the hassle out of freelancing. Cooperatives members benefit not only from access to affordable health and social insurance (such as retirement contributions), but also from on-time payment guarantees. The German cooperative, SMartDe eG, the youngest player in the group, provides also...smart-eg.de
StattAuto eG is a car-sharing cooperative in Lübeck and Kiel founded in 1991. Since then, it has grown to over 600 members and 3600 users. Currently, StattAuto eG provides 74 locations in Lübeck, Kiel and the surrounding area with around 170 cars. Members are mainly private individuals, but also more and more local associations, freelancers and small and medium-sized enterprises use the mobility platform. StattAuto eG is part of the Bundesverband CarSharing allowing members to book cars via...www.stattauto-hl.de
SUPERMARKT is an independent project space in Berlin founded in 2010. Its team works on various projects, organizes regular workshops and conferences and hosts various community meetings. The platform for digital culture and collaborative economy focuses on the interface between technology, money and society. The project is independent, self-organized and run by the three founding members Ela Kagel, David Farine and Zsolt Szentirmai. More recently, SUPERMARKT initiated an event series of...supermarkt-berlin.net
WeilerWärme eG is a cooperative from Pfalzgrafenweiler, which aims to supply as many local citizens as possible with affordable local heating and electricity. Founded in 2008, the cooperative has become an important energy provider for its almost 1,000 members, who are all citizens of the region. In addition to heat (WeilerWärme) and electricity (WeilerStrom) production via renewable energies, the overall concept also includes the car-sharing platform WeilerMobil. Since 2011,...www.weilerwaerme.de
Founded in 2015 as NextB, the platform was renamed in 2017 as WeiterGeben.org and is Germany’s first platform designed to support the reuse of commercial furniture. Aiming to save resources, WeiterGeben is acting like an intermediary between donors of furniture (mostly school-, hotel-, shop- and office-furniture) and potentially interested receivers. WeiterGeben's primary target groups are NGOs (non-profit-organisations). Next WeiterGeben.org wants to expand its activities throughout...weitergeben.org
 
BuyLocal e.V.
SMartDe eG
SEND e.V. - Social Entrepreneurship Network Germany
SEND e.V. - Social Entrepreneurship Network Germany
BuyLocal e.V.
SMartDe eG
Supermarkt
StattAuto eG
WeiterGeben.org
WeilerWärme eG
WeiterGeben.org
WeilerWärme eG
Supermarkt
StattAuto eG