Digitalisation is working before our eyes and at the same time behind our backs as the central change dynamic of the 21st century. It has a profound effect on economic and social systems and unfolds a transformative power that fundamentally influences people, societies and the planet. Since this technological change affects all areas of life, digitalisation must be designed in a socially acceptable, sustainable and resilient way in order to contribute to a constructive change in our societies.

Due to its complexity, it reaches a high degree of complexity, which makes the correct and timely assessment of causes, connections and effects in the digital age more difficult for decision-makers in politics and business, but also for every individual. Digitisation is thus a task for society, which focuses on the analysis and management of opportunities and risks and thus places demands on almost all levels of actors.

The research results can reveal these requirements through early recognition, monitoring and evaluation of technological, economic, political and social trends, as well as make them controllable through the analysis of development paths and the elaboration of future-oriented action strategies.