About the campaign

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Digitalization, industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence, as well as societal changes and trends are changing the way we work. How do we deal with these changes? How can we shape our future working environments today? And how can science and research contribute to finding good solutions?

The answers to these questions cannot be found at national level alone, but require international cooperation. “The Future of Work" – the latest campaign of Germany´s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) – reaches out internationally to develop solutions to these pressing challenges no nation could give on its own.

The campaign showcases 10 top research networks and their innovative projects looking into the future of work. In 2019 and 2020, they will be touring the world to forge international bonds with strong partners and promote new research cooperation around the globe.

They are inviting researchers, innovators, decision makers, municipal authorities and representatives from the private sector to share and reflect their ideas and innovative technologies, focusing on four priority topics pivotal to the future of work.