The spread of digitalisation is driving innovation in many areas. Tremendous change is taking place not just in the IT industry, but other sectors are also developing new business models and redefining value chains. In order to remain competitive even in the future, established companies should embrace new digital technologies and their use in due time.
Research trends in the field of digitalisation should therefore also be considered. Topics of practical relevance, such as 3D printing or augmented and virtual reality technologies, could also offer attractive solutions for companies even though they do not belong to the area of information and communication technologies in the narrower sense, but are nevertheless related to digitalisation.