Institute for Digital Transformation (IDT)
Researching, explaining and shaping the digital future.
The Institute for Digital Transformation (IDT) is a research unit at HNU that focuses on the digital transformation of medium-sized companies. It was founded in 2016. The current team consists of Prof. Dr. Klaus Lang (center), Prof. Manfred A. Plechaty (right) and Prof. Dr. Daniel Schallmo (left).
Within the scope of the practice-oriented research projects and studies, findings are generated that are made available to science and practice. Companies and, in particular, the cooperation partners gain access to current knowledge, applicable methods and benchmarks relating to the topic of digital transformation.
We are researching potentials, business models and methods for the digital transformation of medium-sized companies and public organizations.
We teach applications, technologies and challenges of digitalization and apply new agile ways of working like Design Thinking.
IDT Open Lab
IDT "Digital Maturity" Quickcheck
And what is your company's digital maturity level?
By answering ten questions, you get an initial overview of the current state and the need for action for your company. The tool focuses primarily on Industrie 4.0 aspects, such as the implementation of digital business models and processes, the involvement of employees in the digital transformation of the company, or the degree of digitization of services and the customer interface. The online tool was developed by professors Manfred Plechaty and Dr. Klaus Lang on behalf of Minnosphere GmbH and was used in a study by the Institut für angewandte Arbeitswissenschaft e. V. (Ifaa), which looked at ten leading tools for determining the maturity of the degree of digitization.