Economic and Social Cybernetics

  • Digital and technological transformation processe
  • Change Management
  • Organizational and corporate cultures
  • Business Model Development and Innovation     
  • Knowledge and technology transfer     
  • Sustainability review

The research group Economic and Social Cybernetics is dedicated to the holistic view of organizations and companies as open, socio-technical, economically and diverse networked systems. Our focus is on change management, organizational and corporate cultures, business model development and sustainability assessment. With an interdisciplinary team of psychologists, engineers, communication scientists and business economists, we explore the interactions of technical, economic and cultural factors in science and industry. The developed approaches for optimizing the triad of human - organization - technology are implemented and evaluated directly in cooperating companies. Our approach is based on cybernetic approaches and combines cybernetic methods with methods of empirical social research.


Programmierung Nao
Strength and action-oriented analysis of students' interests and abilities
2012 – 2021
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Create innovation-based structural change by intelligently linking the agricultural, textile and food sectors to create a bio-based circular economy. Emphasis will be placed on new approaches to harness side streams.
2020 – 2021
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Digitalisierung (be)trifft uns alle. Es verändert die Art wie wir leben, arbeiten und auch wie unsere Städte gestaltet sind. Deswegen ist es wichtig, gemeinsam mit allen Akteur*innen aus Gesellschaft, Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft, Stadtverwaltung und Politik digitale Lösungen für ein lebenswertes Aachen kennenzulernen, zu diskutieren und miteinander zu entwickeln.
2020 – 2022
Exciting insights into the diverse disciplines of the MINT area in the interdisciplinary student laboratory for robotics
2010 – 2021
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In the project VerTex 4.0, IMA & IfU are working together with the Institute of Textile Technology (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University to overcome one of the major obstacles currently facing the German textile industry.
2019 – 2021
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Implementation of digital and virtual learning cultures in the production sector
2017 – 2020
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Collaborative project to improve study conditions and further develop teaching quality in engineering education
2016 – 2020
In How2MultiWind we are working on making the innovative multifilament winding process applicable for an economic and social-ecological sustainable production of fibre composite pressure vessels for hydrogen storage.
2019 – 2020
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The Smart Living Innovation Forum in Aachen links stakeholders from trade, science and industry
2016 – 2017
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Development and implementation of an open source tool for the quantitative management of project-related risks for SMEs
2017 – 2018
Smart Emma
Establishment of a digital cooperation platform for regional grocers in Aachen
2016 – 2019
Contact Jan Bitter-Krahe, M.Sc.Forschungsgruppenleiter
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