Tour plan

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From June 2019 until November 2020, we will be touring around the world reaching out to international partners interested in creating solutions for the future of work. Focus countries of our travels are France, Japan, and the US. Meet our top-class research networks at conferences and fairs worldwide and share your ideas, expert knowledge or innovative technologies. Would you like to make an appointment in advance? Don’t hesitate to contact your favorite research network or our campaign office. We are looking forward to meeting you!


Upcoming events

beyondwork 2020

→ beyondwork 2020 - European Conference on Labour Research
21-22 October 2020
Bonn, Germany

What does the transformation of work mean for people? How can companies best prepare their employees? How can digitalisation and artificial intelligence improve the working life of employees in hospitals, nursing homes, laundries and industrial production facilities? How can small and medium enterprises develop digital business models to be successful in today’s competitive markets?

The answers are waiting for you at the beyondwork 2020 European conference on labour research, which will take place from 21-22 October in Bonn, Germany. We are looking forward to seeing you either online during the virtual conference, or in person at the World Conference Center in Bonn.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to explore state of the art technological advance including 'Pepper', the first nursing robot to bring smiles to the faces of Japanese and German nurses, patients and their families alike, thanks to the scientists of the PADERO research network.

Or put on virtual reality glasses and dive into the realistic lab worlds featuring truly attractive industrial production sites set up by our expert network FutureWork 360. Or discover the 3D-printed hip implant of our network AMTT.

During the conference which is organised by Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research you are invited to take part in discussions with representatives from European politics, research and business as well as social partners and participate in all activities of beyondwork2020 – online as well as on site.

Main topics:

  • Health and prevention
  • Networks at work
  • Humans and machines
  • Interactive work
  • Participation and leadership
  • Regional and global change
  • Skills management

Top-notch keynote speeches, an interdisciplinary panel discussion and a forum on experiencing and testing innovative solutions of tomorrow will accompany the sessions. In addition, a variety of research projects will present their findings online on a multimedia platform.

In short: beyondwork2020 will bring European labour research to life. Don't miss it!

For further information about the conference and participation please visit:

→ Industries du Futur
17-18 November 2020
Mulhouse, France

Our ‘Research in Germany’-booth is right among 230 other providers of excellent and creative solutions for future work environments coming from France, Switzerland and Germany. Our new work experts welcome you to explore their innovations and strategies in order to master the digital transition of your company or your community or even to set up new research collaborations.

Past Events

→ AI Expo Tokyo
1-3 April 2020
Tokyo, Japan

Event cancelled!

→ The Future of Work @DWIH Tokyo

31 March 2020
Tokyo, Japan

Event replaced by 'Web Live Talk'
Video footage & presentations available!

The event in Tokyo was replaced by a 'Web Live Talk' on 31 March, 16:00 Tokyo time | 09:00 CEST.

→ TransatlanticSync - Germany & Silicon Valley: Shaping a shared digital future
October 27 - 29, 2019
Mountain View, USA

Ten German research networks reached out to partners for joint R&D projects in the area of Work 4.0 at the Transatlantic Sync conference held in Silicon Valley from 27 to 29 October 2019.

→ BMBF-Forum International – The Future of Work

The "BMBF-Forum International – The Future of Work" took place on May 21 - 22, 2019 in Berlin as a prelude to the Federal Research Ministry's international campaign "The Future of Work".

The aim of this interactive conference was to present our 10 top research networks and their innovative projects in France, Japan and USA. The event also aimed to develop synergies and new opportunities for cooperation of science and research organisations in an international environment.