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Miscellaneous  |  07/06/2018

Establishment of the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation

On 26 June 2018, the Bavarian State Government has decided to establish the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (BIT) which is to study the impact of digitalization on all aspects of life. Under the auspices of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, it will bring together the most important research groups in Bavaria, act as a think tank, and engage with the general public.

Participating institutions in the establishment of the BIT are: the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, the TU Munich, LMU Munich, the Bavarian School of Public Policy, the Akademie für Politische Bildung (Scholarship - Education - Public Services), the ISF (Institute for Social Science Research), the JMU (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg), the FAU (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg), and the University of Passau. The network is continuously being expanded with new innovative research partners.


The Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition has worked for several years with the predecessor institution, the MCIR, and cooperated in two interdisciplinary projects:

The Use of Copyright-Protected Creative Online Content by German Consumers
Internet-Based Technologies and Digital Business Models


Dietmar Harhoff, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, is a member of the founding board of directors of the MCIR.