Final Conference of the Research Training Group Innovation Society Today
November 4-5, 2021 online via Zoom
Organized by Arnold Windeler, Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer, and David Seibt
Registration via this link.

How do digital technologies and infrastructures such as digital platforms, artificial intelligence, and flexible production systems shape the social practices and products of innovation? And how are digital innovation processes, in turn, shaped by the major dynamics of contemporary innovation societies, such as the expansion of innovation zones, the reflexive production of novelty, and the increasing heterogeneity of innovative actor constellations? To address these questions, the event presents original research conducted by current and former members of the research training group ‘Innovation Society Today’ as well as the two keynote speakers Sampsa Hyysalo and Jannis Kallinikos.


November 4th

09:00 Arnold Windeler (TU Berlin): Welcome & Introduction to the research training group and conference theme

09:30 Uli Meyer (JKU Linz) & David Seibt (TU Berlin): Why is digitalization innovative? Exploring Practices of Recombination as the Source of Digital Innovation

10:15 Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer (TU Berlin): Analyzing digital innovations: How useful are script analysis, role analysis, and affordance analysis?

11:00 Coffee Break

11:15 Dzifa Ametowobla (TU Berlin): Embedded influences in digital innovation: Reconstructing performative models of the social in software development and use

12:00 Stefan Kirchner (TU Berlin): Beyond Uber: Digital Innovation, Organization and Work in the German Platform Economy

12:45 Lunch Break

13:45 Arnold Windeler (TU Berlin) & Robert Jungmann (University of Trier): Reflexive organization of digital plat-forms. A practice-theoretical framework

14:30 Katharina Scheidgen (Leuphana University Lüneburg): Digital Innovation across Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

15:15 Coffee Break

15:30 Martina Löw (TU Berlin): Are Smart Apartment Complexes Drivers of the Refiguration of Spaces? Digital innovations and social reorganisation in New Songdo City

16:15 Coffee Break

16:30 Keynote: Sampsa Hyysalo (Aalto University): How digitalization opens up energy innovation: Citizen Activities in Energy Transition

17:00 Werner Rammert (TU Berlin): Commentary to Hyysalo’s Keynote (followed by Q&A)

November 5th

09:15 Welcome Back

09:30 Keynote: Jannis Kallinikos (Luiss University & London School of Economics): Data Logics and Patterns of Innovation

10:00 Michael Hutter (WZB Berlin): Commentary to Kallinikos’ Keynote (followed by Q&A)

10:30 Coffee Break

10:45 Simon Egbert (Bielefeld University): Predictive Policing: On the persuasive power of digital technologies in innovation society

11:30 PhD Candidates (3rd cohort) of the Research Training Group: PhD Poster Session

12:30 Lunch Break

13:30 Jan-Hendrik Passoth (European University Viadrina):

14:15 Hubert Knoblauch (TU Berlin) & René Wilke (TU Berlin): Digitality and Innovation in the Social Sciences: The datafication of qualitative methodology

15:00 Coffee Break

15:15 Cornelius Schubert (University of Twente): Digital co-creation. Where the social and the technical meet

16:00 Closing Session