Because digital technologies develop so quickly and in such diverse directions, many people are asking themselves where it’s all heading. But don’t worry, particularly in the social sector, we help you to relax. With our studies and reports, we separate the important stuff from the nonsense, organise the contexts and create clarity. Which questions would you like us to answer for you?

Here are a few of our publications which we have put together over the years.

Internet of Things: Study

In this study we have investigated how the Internet of Things is being used in development cooperation work. Besides this, we have identified frameworks which have to be created for development cooperations to continue to exploit the full potential of the IoT.

  • Published: 2014
  • Client: GIZ / BMZ
  • Length: 30 pages DIN A4

Digital Learning: Brochures

Once MOOCs and other publicly accessible teaching formats made it into the broader public consciousness from around 2010, it didn’t take long for the hype to ramp up. For this brochure, we interviewed experts, pored over facts, and in the process, brought the phenomenon back down to earth.

  • Published: 2013
  • Client: State Media Authority
  • Length: 40 pages DIN A5

Youth Engagement: Report

Do teenagers only hang out in Whatsapp groups and slack chats? No, they also campaign for social causes – as digital natives, above all with their smartphones. In this report, we show which tools young people are still using and how NGOs can cater to their behavioural habits.

  • Published: 2013
  • Client: Telefonica O2
  • Length: 40 pages DIN A4


Global Innovations: Overview

In 2013, we spread out from the betterplace lab for the first time: in 15 countries, we sought out innovations and their creators. This booklet uses the best examples to show how digital technology solves social problems in the various societies – and which success factors are common to all the projects.

  • Published: 2014
  • Client: ourselves
  • Length: 56 pages DIN A5


Data Privacy at NGOs: Study

It is becoming increasingly important, but because the topic is so difficult to get a handle on, we tend not to like speaking about it: data privacy. Even NGOs cannot ignore their obligations forever. With this study, we have discussed the stances of social organisations in various countries on privacy, digital trust and user data.

  • Published: 2014
  • Client: Mozilla Foundation
  • Length: 40 pages DIN A4


Digital Scaling: Trend Study

This booklet shows how much there actually is to a trend: we delve into the important topic of growth. Few of the multitude of projects, NGOs and social organisations ever manage to realise their full potential. But with digital tools it is easy to grow beyond geographical boundaries. Our trend: digital scaling deluxe.

  • Published: 2013
  • Client: The Bertelsmann Foundation
  • Length: 40 pages DIN A5

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