Digital Transformation in Education: The what, why and how

TIM-TUHH participates in BarCamp Pitch at UNIVERSITY: FUTURE FESTIVAL 2020

Digital transformation is changing the way education takes place. Changes are comprehensive and affect the entire process of learning, teaching and auxiliary support including at home. In this session at UNIVERSITY: FUTURE FESTIVAL 2020 (“Learning, Systems and the New Normal”), we will present findings of our ongoing study on the changes that the education sector is undergoing, including their “why” and “how” aspects.

The session will begin with the presentation of the results of expert interviews by Dr. Rajnish Tiwari. The interviews have been conducted under the VISION project that has been funded by the European Commission. In an interactive setting, participants will emulate a focus group discussion and deliberate upon the results and formulate implications.

When: Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 11:45 – 13:15 CEST
Register for joining us: https://festival.hfd.digital/en/

Find out all about the event at https://festival.hfd.digital/en/programme/barcamp-day/

VISION project: https://www.vision-project.org/

For further information contact: Dr. habil. Rajnish Tiwari (tiwari@tuhh.de)


Call for Papers on Frugal Innovation at EURAM 2021

Center for Frugal Innovation (CFI) at Hamburg University of Technology is happy to announce a call for papers for a conference track at EURAM 2021 in Montreal (Canada). The track will be co-hosted by CFI together with several other international partners. The conference will take place from June 16 to June 18, 2021.

T01_06 – Reshaping capitalism around Sustainability, Social innovation, and Frugality

Building an inclusive and sustainable society is currently a great challenge for enterprises, organizations, and government, especially when the societal issues such as climate change, poverty, and inequality are becoming increasingly urgent. In addition, business strategies and governmental policies must accommodate recent economic changes brought by the COVID 19. In this context, social innovation and frugality (including circular economy) represent a new promising paradigm for business and society. We encourage submissions of both empirical and theoretical papers that explore how sustainability, social innovation, and frugality contribute to reshaping capitalism, thereby moving business forward for society.

The track aims to open debates and discussion around novel conceptualization and templates, new corporation experiments, new corporate governance practices, and approaches of strategy that combine sustainability, social innovation, and frugality. It also addresses new implications for companies and for associated stakeholders, as well as recommendations for policy makers.

Proponents of the track are Linh-Chi Vo, ESDES, Lyon Business School; Christian Le Bas, ESDES, Lyon Business School; Massimiliano Mazzanti, University of Ferrara; Fernando Lopez, Stellenbosch University; Rajnish Tiwari, Hamburg University of Technology; Lucia Dal Negro, De-LAB Benefit Corporation.

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Webinar on Frugal Innovations for Engineering Students by SV Colleges, Tirupati, India on Aug. 20.

SV Colleges in Tirupati (India) are organizing a webinar on frugal innovations for engineering students on August 20, 2020 between 3:00 – 5:00 PM IST (11:30 AM – 01:30 PM CET). The webinar’s thrust area is on using frugal innovations for sustainable development “to build a better world”.

Ms. Liza Wohlfahrt from Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering in Stuttgart and Dr. Rajnish Tiwari from Center for Frugal Innovation of TU Hamburg will deliver keynotes and discuss with the participants.

The event can be followed in real time on Google Meet and YouTube.

 

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C2C LAB Talk: Tim Janßen trifft Prof. Dr. Cornelius Herstatt

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Cornelius Herstatt ist ein international tätiger Innovationsforscher und Professor für Innovationsmanagement an der TU Hamburg. In seiner Forschung beschäftigt er sich unter anderem mit frugaler Innovation, also vereinfachten und anwendungsorientierten Lösungen, sowie Innovation in alternden Gesellschaften.

Mit Tim Janßen, Mitgründer und geschäftsführender Vorstand Cradle to Cradle NGO, unterhält sich Cornelius Herstatt am Donnerstag, den 20. August, ab 19 Uhr darüber, welche Parallelen sich zwischen Cradle to Cradle und frugaler Innovation ziehen lassen und wie diese Ansätze nach Corona dazu beitragen können, weltweit neue, ökologische Geschäftsmodelle und grünes Wachstum entstehen zu lassen.

Der LAB Talk ist ein digitales Format der spendenfinanzierten und gemeinnützigen Cradle to Cradle NGO.
Darin beleuchten Nora Sophie Griefahn und Tim Janßen im Wechsel mit einem Gast aus Wirtschaft, Politik, Kunst und Kultur sowie der Zivilgesellschaft Cradle to Cradle aus verschiedenen Perspektiven.

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Habilitation colloquium of Dr. Rajnish Tiwari on the theme of “Digital Transformation as Enabler of Affordable Excellence”

On June 30, 2020 there was a Habilitation colloquium of Dr. Rajnish Tiwari that marked the successful completion of his Habilitation (“venia legendi”). The colloquium was on the theme of “Digital Transformation as Enabler of Affordable Excellence”. The presentation showed how digital technologies can help achieve frugal solutions that in turn enable affordable excellence.

Abstract of the presentation

Latest since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic the potential of digital technologies as enabler of high-quality-yet-affordable solutions has become clear. Nevertheless, reports suggest that many firms struggle with implementing digital transformation due to the (perceived) need for high investments. Moreover, the true (potential) value-add of digital transformation is not clear to many, as digital transformation is often associated with complex terms such as “Industry 4.0”, “Internet of Things” or “Smart Homes”, whose true value-add is either not obvious to non-experts, or whose value-add is rather perceived in “nice-yet-superfluous” things such as a refrigerator which can autonomously re-order groceries. Thus, the cost-benefit analysis apparently does not seem to justify the requisite investments in many an instance. Continue reading