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bidt launches new round of calls for research projects

As part of a new call for proposals, the bidt is funding interdisciplinary research projects on digital change.

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The Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt) conducts more than 30 interdisciplinary research projects at universities, colleges and research institutions throughout Bavaria. They all have in common that they contribute to a better understanding of the developments and challenges of digital transformation. With the current round of calls for proposals, new consortium projects on digital transformation are being sought.

The bidt is funding projects in three research areas in particular:

  • State, Regulation and Infrastructure
  • Communication, Society and Participation
  • Economy and the world of work

The thematic focus of this year’s call is “Resilience and Digital Transformation”. In order to maintain well-being, sovereignty and regenerative capacity in times of uncertainty or crisis, the resilience and adaptability of individuals, companies, society and the state is a key factor. Digital processes offer the opportunity to strengthen the resilience of individuals and organisations. One example is the use of home office and digital distance learning in the Corona crisis. At the same time, digitalisation can lead to new vulnerabilities, for example in digital infrastructure. In the context of the labour market and social networks, individual resilience is also often required.

Applicants must demonstrate a concrete connection to a scientific institution based in Bavaria. Project proposals can be submitted until 3 May 2023. The projects are scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2024.

The bidt supports interdisciplinary projects of high social and political relevance. For the current call for proposals, we have chosen the topic of resilience to highlight the opportunities and challenges of digitization in times of uncertainty and crisis. We are looking forward to as many applications for innovative research projects as possible this year.

Dr. Christoph Egle To the profile