Since August 2021, Prof. Dr. Hans-Liudger Dienel, director of the nexus Institute and Head of Chair of the department “Work Education, Technology and Participation” at the Institute of Vocational Education and Work Studies (Technical University of Berlin), and his team develop a short-term training programme for executives to promote “Gendered Innovations”.
The Entain Foundation, a charitable foundation of bwin’s parent company Entain, strives to promote responsible gambling, integrity of sports, diversity in the technology sector and projects with local relevance in the group’s key markets among others. This project joins a list of internationally impactful initiatives sponsored by the Entain foundation. It is supported by an advisory board whose members include Prof. Dr. Martina Schraudner, Director of the Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation and TU Head of Department “Gender and Diversity in Technology and Product Development” and Dr. Elizabeth Pollitzer, ambassador of the London based non-profit organisation Portia Ltd. Franziska van Almsick, ambassador of the Entain Foundation, commented the project: “I am delighted that the Entain Foundation is dedicating itself to this important topic and I am impressed by its engagement to promote diversity in the technology sector.”
The name and concept of “Gendered Innovations” was developed by Stanford professor Londa Schiebinger in 2005 and has been led by her as a project at Stanford University since 2009. “Gendered Innovations” uses methods from gender and intersectionality research to gain new insights in medicine, technology and information and communication technology (ICT). The effectiveness of such concepts is proven by numerous case studies. So far, however, there is no fixed curriculum for teaching gendered innovations at universities or in online trainings for industry representatives. The Executive Programme developed by the nexus Institute and the TU Berlin aims to close this gap. It is created to train innovation managers, founders and start-ups as well as research and development staff in companies, universities and research organisations. The course consisting of seven modules combines theoretical knowledge transfer with practical tips for implementation in one’s own organisation. It is held in English.
Prof. Dr. Hans-Liudger Dienel: “The gender perspective, like the diversity perspective, is an ‘eye opener’ for new innovative products and services! We want to convey these perspective in our Executive Programme.”
Duration: 08/2021 bis 06/2022
Client: Entain Foundation
Team: Prof. Dr. Hans Luidger Dienel (Projektleitung)
Partner: Entain Foundation, TU Berlin