News & Stories

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In this section we share news and stories about our research networks, their current projects and innovations as well as upcoming events of our “The Future of Work” campaign.


GRANITE – Risk-free digitalisation for German and Japanese SMEs

René Reiners im Gespräch mit Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern

Moving to a digital business can be challenging for SMEs. Digitalisation doesn't have to be tough, and certainly is worth the effort, German expert Dr. René Reiners says.


GRANITE – Highlights of the first visit to Japan

group photo: René Reiners, Profesor Tsuda and Professor Tanaka

Small and medium-sized enterprises in Germany and Japan alike lack individual strategies to master the digital transformation – yet these will be particularly important in ageing, highly industrialized societies. On 4 October 2019 GRANITE will travel to Japan for the first time. The network  will visit a number of interesting people, companies and research institutions in three prefectures over 14 days.