The chair closely cooperates with the Working Group Digital Economy, coordinated by the Department of Innovation, Environment and Energy of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Koblenz (IHK Koblenz) and Dr. Rehm. The Working Group brings together researchers from three regional Universities, the University of Koblenz Landau, the Hochschule Koblenz - University of Applied Sciences, and WHU –Otto Beisheim School of Management.
In a student internet research project of WHU students, regional key stakeholder of Digital Transformation have been identified. From this preliminary research, it could be shown that more than 100 professorships are active in related disciplines, 170+ companies potentially serve as solution providers regarding IT solutions, and more than 20 networks, web forums and event series actively promote topics related to this trend. About 15 organizations offer financial and organizational support for business development to interested companies.