Research Focus on Digitization

Research projects

Basic research

  • The significance of change agency for innovation and transformation in relationally peripheral regions
    Led by: PD Dr. Henning Kroll
    Year: 2022
    Funding: DFG, Förderkennziffer KR 4895/5-1, Projektnummer 490864816
    Duration: 2022 - 2025
  • Societal Transformation in a Digital Society – Raising Awareness for the Participation in a Sustainable and Inclusive Mobility Transition
    Led by: Dr. Kerstin J. Schäfer und Prof. Christiane Meyer
    Team: Dmitry Boyko (Economic Geography), Tomke van Hove (Didactics) und Jonas Koch (Didactics)
    Year: 2021
    Funding: Niedersächsisches Vorab der VW-Stiftung und dem Niedersächsischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur
    Duration: 2021 - 2024
  • Entrepreneurship in rural areas: scope, determinants and regional economic effects (EntreLR)
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Rolf Sternberg
    Team: Lennard Stolz
    Year: 2021
    Funding: Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
    Duration: 2021 - 2024
  • ReDiCOV - Regional economic disparities in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak: the role of digitalization and working-from-home
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Rolf Sternberg
    Team: Louis Knüpling
    Year: 2021
    Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
    Duration: 2021 – 2024
  • Standardization of Automated Driving Technologies - An Opportunity for Market Entry of Emerging Regions?
    Led by: Dr. Kerstin J. Schäfer
    Team: Lennart Schott
    Year: 2020
    Funding: Leibniz Young Investigator Grants
    Duration: 2020 - 2022
  • Hidden Champions as a central element for the stabilization of rural areas in times of digitalization
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Ingo Liefner (LUH), Prof. Dr. Stefan Hennemann (JLU Gießen)
    Team: Carsten Rietmann (LUH), Lisa Zirbes (JLU Gießen)
    Year: 2020
    Funding: Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) / Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE)
    Duration: 2020 - 2023
  • The spatial effects of digitalisation and its regional and spatial planning policy implications
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Rolf Sternberg
    Team: Lukas Häfner
    Year: 2019
    Funding: Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur (MWK) aus Mitteln des Niedersächsischen Vorab der VolkswagenStiftung
    Duration: 2019 - 2024
  • Firm Learning in Spatial Perspective
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Javier Revilla Diez
    Team: Dipl.-Geogr. Claudius Schiller
    Year: 2011
    Funding: Own resources
    Duration: 2009 - 2011