The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) was founded in 2011 to research the development of the internet from a societal perspective and better understand the digitalisation of all spheres of life. As the first institute in Germany with a focus on the internet and society, HIIG has established an understanding that centres on the deep interconnectedness of digital innovations and societal processes.

They create creative spaces for knowledge production that allow us to respond quickly to disruptive phenomena and promote new thinking. The intellectual context for this is formed by a continuous examination of overarching developments in science, politics, business and civil society. This helps them generate concepts that offer a better understanding of the digital society, based on their own and others’ theoretical and empirical work. 

Role in INCA: The HIIG team is leading WP2, is the leader of certain tasks in WP8 and is participating in different tasks of WP2, WP5 and WP8.