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Europe’s Digital Decade: how to reach a skilled workforce in 2030 to succeed in the digital transformation?
At the beginning of this year, the European Commission launched the first cycle of the Digital Decade policy program.
Innovation Atlas 2023: The innovative strength of the German regions
All indicators of innovative strength in Germany – from research intensity and scientific and technical employment structures to patent successes – point to a strong south-north, west-east and urban-rural divide.
The future of natural gas: how much more do we need and what comes next?
Natural gas has become increasingly important for Germany in the last three decades, be it for heating buildings, providing process heat in industry or generating electricity. At the same time, the dependence on imports of natural gas has risen to almost 100 percent in recent decades, with most of the imports coming from Russia.
Compendium 5.3: CO2 Regulation of Road Transport in Europe
With the Compendium CO2 Regulation in Europe, the IW has been providing the interested public with a comprehensive collection of data on the development of CO2 emissions from passenger car traffic in the European Union, as well as on the applicable regulatory framework, since 2015.
The Energy Dependence of Bank Loans
Russia's war against Ukraine has highlighted the vulnerability of the Federal Republic of Germany to Russian energy imports, especially natural gas.
Live Stream: Net-Zero Industry Act: Europäische Antwort auf den IRA?
Mit dem „Net-Zero Industry Act” will die Europäische Kommission den Ausbau sauberer Technologien in der EU gezielt fördern, damit sie bis 2030 mindestens 40% des Bedarfs der Union abdecken.
Digital Training: A question of Technology, Resources or Motivation?
The degree to which companies in Germany have digitalised their vocational training, if at all, is influenced by a variety of factors.
Too Much or Too Little Reform?: Public Discussion of the Revised Unemployment Benefit
Under its new name, Citizens' Benefit (Bürgergeld), Germany’s reformed unemployment benefit was supposed to put basic benefits for job-seekers on a new footing and fulfil the political promise to "overcome" its controversial predecessor known, after its original sponsor’s final proposal, as ‘Hartz IV’.
How SMEs and start-ups cooperate in the automotive industry
Cooperation between established companies and start-ups offers expanded opportunities to innovate and drive the digitalization of the economy.
How companies use ChatGPT
ChatGPT is currently very popular. The AI can answer questions in seconds, summarize entire texts or create programming code. On the one hand, there are many advantages for the economy and society, on the other hand, experts warn of dangers and call for regulation. It is therefore interesting to see whether and for what purposes companies are already using ChatGPT.