Innovation and Societal Change

Countless technological, scientific, and social innovations enable societal change, and at the same time, change in society enforces innovations. Change does not necessarily always mean progress, however. It is crucial not only to contribute analyses that describe and estimate the problem, but also to offer viable solutions. The Institute focuses on the following areas in particular: responsibility in science and technology; measuring social progress; innovative technologies and digitalization.


Associated Research Plattforms

Science Goes Public

This platform will soon be established!

Social Sciences History

The platform establishes a regular meeting ground for researchers, bringing together historians of science as well as social scientists.

Research Groups


Competence Centers