A research delegation from Hungary from the National Laboratory for Social Innovation (TINLAB) visited researchers at HFT Stuttgart, in particular to exchange ideas about acceptance research on technical and social innovations.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Berndt Zeitler, deputy scientific director of the Institute of Applied Research(IAF), presented the IAF with its competence centers in the City Demonstrator room of the HFT-Stuttgart The aim of the research at the HFT Stuttgart, as a climate-competent university, is to help shape the cities of the future in a livable, connected and resilient way, especially in the cross-cutting topics of digitalization and AI as well as sustainability.
Business psychologists Prof. Dr. Patrick Planing, Prof. Dr. Patrick Müller and Jan Silberer presented the research field of acceptance research and the Acceptance Lab. The lab investigates why potential users accept or reject new technologies. The guests from Hungary gained insights into HFT research topics, including sustainable business and management, sustainable urban development and sustainable noise control. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Uckelmann, scientific director of the IAF, presented two current IAF projects in which acceptance research can make an important contribution. In the project "iCity: Intelligent City" with its practice partners from industry and municipalities, innovative solutions, services and products are developed. In the project "KNIGHT - AI for teaching at the HFT Stuttgart", success depends decisively on the acceptance of students and teachers.
Dániel Magyar, director of TINLAB at the Innovation Center of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest, emphasized that the interdisciplinary knowledge center has a focus on social innovation as well as partnerships with higher education, business, public and non-public sectors. The researchers are interested in European collaboration in acceptance research, he said. TINLAB is conducting various research projects on "Acceptance research of future technologies", including the possibilities and limits of social acceptance of smart technologies. German-Hungarian cooperation is conceivable, for example, in comparative case studies on acceptance.
The exchange was organized by the Consulate General of Hungary in Stuttgart.