November 24-25, 2017

Hackathon on Urban Mobility for Students of Berlin   

Urbanization meets Digitalization! These two mega trends are changing our society and will especially disrupt the status quo of transportation in the city. How can we combine current solutions to fulfill the exact mobility need? How can we use synergies between the flow of people and goods? The Hackathon is organized by Digitallife@Daimler and the Einstein Center Digital Future.

November 2, 2017

ECDF Pairing Research Talks   

The Pairing Research Talks is a new interdisciplinary format by the Einstein Center Digital Future that will be launched during the Science Week 2017. The doors will open at 17:00. Registration for this event is required, please register at info(at)


The Einstein Center Digital Future is an inter-university nucleus for research on the digitalization of our society. Its aim is to foster innovative, cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, and to provide outstanding training for talented young scholars. The Einstein Center Digital Future is a public-private partnership, initiating around 50 new professorships, and bringing together universities, non-university research institutes, and industrial enterprises, as well as regional and federal ministries. The scale of this alliance between public entities, sponsors and supporters is unique in Berlin’s history as a center of academic endeavor.


ECDF Principal Investigators


For a comprehensive list of our PIs please



Prof. Dr. Odej Kao

Speaker, Einstein Center Digital Future

Technische Universität Berlin

Prof. Johann-Christoph Freytag, Ph.D.

Speaker, Digital Infrastructure, Methods and Algorithms

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost

Speaker, Digital Humanities and Society 

Berlin University of the Arts

Prof. Dr. Axel Radlach Pries

Speaker, Digital Health
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Schiller

Speaker, Digital Industries and Services 

Freie Universität Berlin



Berlin becomes a hotspot of digital research 

The digital future starts in Berlin. 50 new professorships will be established in the areas Digital Humanities and Society, Digital Industry and Services, Digital Health, as well as Digital Infrastructure, Methods and Algorithms. All four universities of Berlin and the Charité - University Hospital are participating. The Beuth University of Applied Sciences and the HTW University of Applied Sciences will also establish professorships. In close cooperation with extra-university research institutions, industry and politics the Einstein Center Digital Future will be established in Berlin. It will promote the German capital as a hotspot of digital research and development.