Philip Meier from the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) visited the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society in September 2019. Philip is a doctoral researcher at the HIIG in Berlin and was in Oslo for two weeks as part of a collaboration and exchange initiative within the Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers.
On Tuesday, September 24 2019, he gave a presentation on "Mittelstand Digital - What We Learned about Digitalization in German SMEs and What We're Working on in the Coming Years". The presentation showed the experiences and future plans in a large-scale project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. This project addresses how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Germany face the digital transformation and provides useful resources for SMEs in that regard. In the coming years, the research team will explore the experiences and challenges of German SMEs relating to artificial intelligence in particular. The presentation was followed by a fruitful discussion on the opportunities and challenges of applied research projects. We thank Philip for his visit and presentation and are happy to see the already strong ties between the Nordic Centre and the HIIG further strengthened.