Welcome to Digital Innovation Lab​​

The Digital Innovation Lab aims to unite academic research with teaching and practice alike. Here you can learn more about our team, new exciting projects and events.


The Digital Innovation Lab aims to unite academic research with teaching and practice alike. Using advanced methods in network and data analysis, we focus our research on digital transformation and how digital innovations are integrated into processes, infrastructures, and platforms. Our work aims to contribute to societal challenges such as good health or sustainable industry, innovation, and infrastructure.



Forschung trifft Sparkasse

25. November 2020

This year, the event “Forschung trifft Sparkasse” will again be held in cooperation with Berliner Sparkasse – this time virtually.

You can expect exciting presentations from students who have written their theses in cooperation with the Fürstenau working group. Viewers will get an insight into the research of the Digital Innovation Lab. 

More information about the topics & how to participate can be found here.

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AI in Nursing

31. July 2020

As part of the “Exploratory Project AI in Nursing” (SoKIP), the Datathon #AI4Care brought together several experts from various fields to develop digital innovation ideas for nursing. On the website of N3xtcoder the recording of the meetup is available as video.

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research reports in an article about the virtual event, which took place on July 31, 2020. Read more about it here. 

We would like to thank all participants for a successful event.

Congratulations to the winners!


IFIP Joint Working Conference

10.-11. December 2020

Digitalization plays a key role in the way we live our lives and is transforming what it means to work. 

What are the consequences of digitalization on the nature of work? Is there is a need for more socially participatory informed analysis of the uptake of digitalization for work and everyday life?

Despite the current situation, the joint IFIP conference (IFIP 8.2, 9.1, 9.4) on “The Future of Digital Work: The Challenge of Inequality” will be held in Hyderabad, India, from 10 to 11 December 2020.



The research focus of the Digital Innovation Lab is on digital platforms and ecosystems (especially in the healthcare sector) and IT management. The research is carried out using methods of advanced quantitative data and network analysis, among others.


Prof. Fürstenau supervises courses in digital transformation, digital platforms and ecosystems as well as advanced methods of data and network analysis (e.g. simulation, metaheuristics) at FU Berlin and Copenhagen Business School.

Recent Publications

Fürstenau, D., Rothe, H., Sandner, M.
Leaving the Shadow: A Configurational Approach to Explain Post-Identification Outcomes of Shadow IT Systems
Business & Information Systems Engineering, 2020

Fürstenau, D., Baiyere, A., Kliewer, N.
A Dynamic Model of Embeddedness in Digital Infrastructures (Volltext)
Information Systems Research 30(4):1319-1342, 2019

Fürstenau, D., Walz, T., Genseler, G., Haneke, H., Mörgeli, R., Spies, C., Balzer, F.
Tackling the Frailty Burden in German Healthcare: Learnings from the Implementation of Digital Health Solutions in a University Hospital Setting
Presented at Workshop on Implementation of Digital Health Solutions 2020 (WImDiH), Dresden, Germany, 2020

Fürstenau, D., Auschra, C., Klein, S., Gersch, M.
A Process Perspective on Platform Design and Management: Evidence From a Digital Platform in Health Care 
Electronic Markets, 29(4), 581-596, 2019 

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