DWIH Focus Topics

These overarching focus topics allow the German Centres for Research and Innovation to pool their diverse activities and work jointly with their supporters and international partners to find answers to questions of key relevance to the future.

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DWIH focus topic 2022

Sustainable innovations

How can societies around the world embark on new paths? What can science, business and politics jointly contribute to sustainable developments? These are the questions that the DWIH will be exploring in their focus topic for 2022.

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DWIH Focus Topic 2021

Society in transition: impacts of the pandemic

Science and innovation offer significant solutions to the social consequences of the corona crisis. This will be illustrated by the DWIH with their focus topic 2021.

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DWIH Focus Topic 2020

Cities and Climate

The world’s major cities play an important role for the future of our world's climate. In the year 2020, the DWIH focus on climate change from an urban perspective.

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DWIH Focus Topic 2019

Artificial Intelligence

Innovations in the area of artificial intelligence (KI) are currently changing every sphere of our lives worldwide. In 2019, the DWIH are staging a wide range of events to connect German and international actors in this field.

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DWIH FOCUS TOPIC 2018

Working Innovatively in a Digital World

The digitisation of the working world is often described as the fourth industrial revolution. And indeed digital innovations are affecting the way we work on every level. In 2018, the DWIH addressed this topic at each of their five locations, shedding light on it from all kinds of different perspectives.

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