Joint projects

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The 26 collaborative research projects of the BMBF funding line "Future of Work: SMEs - Innovative and Social" support the innovative strength for German SMEs with their research.

You can find more information on the individual collaborative projects in the individual action groups!

Initial situation

Within the framework of the Federal Government's High-Tech Strategy, the effects of digitalisation on the world of work are being examined in order to develop solutions for the future of work in the digital world.
The reason for this is the current progress of digitisation and the associated changes in the world of work at all levels, similar to the time of globalisation. On the one hand, digitisation is to be understood as a great opportunity; on the other hand, digitisation also entails risks, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises, which have to keep up with the innovative strength of large companies.

The "Future of Work" programme was designed to support small and medium-sized enterprises in particular in their competitiveness and future viability. The focus is on strengthening production processes and services and optimising performance processes as well as improving working conditions.