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MOTIF is an independent think tank that operates at the intersection of technology and society. In times of rapid technological change, we advise organisations and policymakers on responsible tech. We translate complex questions of the digital age into feasible formats. Our focus lies on artificial intelligence, mobility, and innovation.

MOTIF is an independent think tank that operates at the intersection of technology and society. In times of rapid technological change, we advise businesses, non-profits, and policymakers on responsible tech. We translate complex questions of the digital age into feasible formats. Our focus lies on artificial intelligence, mobility, and innovation.


PROJECTS

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & ETHICS

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & ETHICS

Artificial intelligence is at the center of public debates. Expectations of AI are high, however AI also creates new social problems. This talk gives an insight into the latest AI advancements, and questions their impact on the common good. The goal of the talk is to bring everyone on the same page and to discuss state-of-the-art AI-ethics guidelines of businesses and governments.

DIGITAL PRODUCTS & RESPONSIBILITY

DIGITAL PRODUCTS & RESPONSIBILITY

DIGITAL PRODUCTS & RESPONSIBILITY

This workshop gives an introduction to ethical thinking in the design of digital products and in everyday work. We discuss at which stages ethical questions arise during the product development process and how they can be encountered. With methods of Design Thinking, participants develop their own digital product prototypes that follow ethical guidelines.

SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES

SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES

To us, strategy goes beyond business planning. Together with our partners, we co-develop long-term strategies that consider societal implications from the very beginning. In workshops and regular check-ins, we ask the right questions – and translate the outcome into feasible, clearly structured strategies. Our toolbox includes qualitative research, games, future scenarios and business model development.

To us, strategy goes beyond business planning. Together with our clients, we co-develop long-term strategies that consider societal implications from the very beginning. In workshops and regular check-ins, we ask the right questions – and translate the outcome into feasible, clearly structured strategies. Our toolbox includes qualitative research, games, future scenarios and more.

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH

The interplay between technological innovations and culture is in constant motion. Profound data is required in order to estimate and navigate new and old societal challenges. That’s why we tackle tech-related topics with methods of the social sciences. Our recent work includes research on gender equity in the platform economy and the future of smart cities.


The interplay between technological innovations and culture is in constant motion. Profound data is required in order to estimate and navigate new and old societal challenges. That’s why we tackle tech-related topics with methods of the social sciences. Our recent work includes research on gender effects in the platform economy and the future of smart cities.

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ABOUT



ABOUT


ABOUT

MOTIF is an independent think tank founded by Katrin Fritsch and Helene von Schwichow. As we have backgrounds both in science and industry, we like to research urgent societal questions and to translate complex contexts into creative, accessible formats. 
Critical, yet constructive. Future-oriented, yet based on the present. Tech-savvy, yet sustainable.
Interested? Contact us: contact@motif-institute.com

MOTIF is an independent think tank founded by Katrin Fritsch and Helene von Schwichow. As we have both backgrounds in science and industry, we like to research urgent societal questions and to translate complex contexts into creative, accessible formats. 
Critical, yet constructive.
Future-oriented, yet based on the present. Tech-savvy, yet human-centric. Interested? Contact us: 
contact@motif-institute.com

TEAM

TEAM

Katrin Fritsch

Katrin Fritsch - Co-Founder.
Katrin is a data and society researcher, writer, and creative consultant. She has worked in several agencies, lectures at universities and holds an MSc in Media and Communications of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Katrin Fritsch - Co-Founder.
Katrin is a data and society researcher, writer, and creative consultant. She has worked in several agencies, lectures in universities and holds an MSc in Media and Communications of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Katrin Fritsch is a data and society researcher, writer, speaker and creative consultant. She has worked in several agencies, lectures in universities and holds an MSc in Media and Communications of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

 

Helene von Schwichow

Helene von Schwichow - Co-Founder.
Helene holds a master degree in Communication in Social and Economic Contexts from the Berlin University of the Arts. She has worked in content curation and communication in start-ups and as a research assistant at HIIG and UdK Berlin.

Helene von Schwichow - Co-Founder.
Helene holds a master degree in Communication in Social and Economic Contexts from the Berlin University of the Arts. She has worked in content curation and communication in start-ups and as a research assistant at HIIG and UdK Berlin.

Helene von Schwichow holds a master degree in Communication in Social and Economic Contexts from the Berlin University of the Arts. Before founding MOTIF, she has worked in content curation and communication in start-ups and as a research assistant at HIIG and UdK Berlin.

 

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Diana Kozachek - Freelance strategist.
Diana is enrolled in a masters degree programme in future studies and has worked several years in creative agencies, such as Scholz & Friends Berlin, as a digital communications concepter for clients such as the European Commission, and Car2Go.

Diana Kozachek is currently enrolled in a masters degree programme in future studies. She has worked several years in creative agencies such as Scholz & Friends Berlin as a digital communications concepter for clients such as the European Commission, BMVI, Audi and Car2Go.

AS SEEN IN

AS SEEN IN


FORBES 30 UNDER 30: CATEGORY TECH

NETZPOLITIK.TV: FEMINISTISCHE NETZPOLITIK

INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM - MANY WORLDS, MANY NETS,

MANY VISIONS: AGAINST PREDICTION

FORBES MAGAZINE: THE LEARNING MACHINE


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