You will find all publications of the research project here: reports, presentations, journal articles and more.

Peuckert, J.; Cuntz, A. (2020). Commons-basierte Innovation: Von Hackerspaces und IT Start-ups. Ökologisch Wirtschaften 1.2020 (35): 20-21. DOI: 

Peuckert, J. (2020). Peer Innovation für Nachhaltigkeit: Der unsichtbare Beitrag von Peer-Communities zum gesellschaftlichen Wandel. Ökologisch Wirtschaften 4.2020 (35): 30-34. DOI:

Peer Innovation - Contributions to Innovation and Sustainability


The first working report highlights the collaboration of private individuals in peer communities. Peer innovation is defined as a specific form of innovation in the household sector, characterized by openness, self-motivation and collaboration of private individuals. This is the basis of the transformative potential of this innovation mode, which the working report describes. To this end, it takes stock of empirical studies on the frequency and relevance of innovation in the household sector and shows why the development of suitable methods for measuring peer innovation is urgently needed.

Peer Innovation - Contributions to Innovation an Sustainability (in German)
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ISPIM Innovation Conference

On June 8 2020 Jakob Pohlisch presented first findings of the PeerInnovation project at the 31st ISPIM Innovation Conference. The focus was on the role of decentralised and locally produced peer innovations for overcoming bottlenecks through COVID-19.

How collaborative online networks develop solutions in times of Covid-19
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