About us

iRights.Lab is an inde­pen­dent think tank that devel­ops strate­gies and prac­ti­cal solu­tions for pos­i­tive­ly shap­ing the changes in the dig­i­tal world. We sup­port pub­lic insti­tu­tions, foun­da­tions, enter­pris­es, research per­form­ing insti­tu­tions and pol­i­cy mak­ers to mas­ter the chal­lenges of dig­i­tal­iza­tion and to make the most of its many-lay­ered poten­tial. We bring in legal, tech­ni­cal, eco­nom­ic and socio-polit­i­cal exper­tise to bear on this work.

We mon­i­tor com­plex process­es, iden­ti­fy rel­e­vant core aspects and struc­ture infor­ma­tion about the fast-paced inno­va­tions that come with the dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion, so as to clar­i­fy over­all social and polit­i­cal trends and changes. We keep an overview of new and cur­rent tech­ni­cal devel­op­ments and pos­si­bil­i­ties as well as exist­ing inter­re­la­tion­ships and interdependencies.

Thanks to our nation­al and inter­na­tion­al ori­en­ta­tion and our exten­sive net­work of part­ners, we can incor­po­rate exper­tise and skills relat­ing to dig­i­tal­iza­tion into our work at the high­est level. Along with a strong focus on prac­ti­ca­bil­i­ty and sus­tain­abil­i­ty, we aim for our solu­tions to have a very high polit­i­cal impact.

We ani­mate dis­cus­sions not only in the pub­lic sphere but also among stake­hold­ers and we cre­ate pos­si­bil­i­ties for polit­i­cal exchange, opin­ion mak­ing, and gen­er­at­ing ideas which we can stim­u­late and rein­force by pro­vid­ing reli­able and pre­cise infor­ma­tion and assessments.

Our inde­pen­dence allows us to talk with all stake­hold­ers from all polit­i­cal camps and to open up for mutu­al­ly agree­able cre­ative solu­tions for sit­u­a­tions where dif­fer­ent par­tic­i­pants have dif­fer­ent inter­ests. Through­out all of our activ­i­ties, we always keep in mind our goal of shap­ing the dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion process favor­ably for soci­ety. An ori­en­ta­tion towards the com­mon good is an inte­gral part of our phi­los­o­phy. We decline requests and con­tracts which con­tra­dict our phi­los­o­phy and our strate­gic approach. We refuse to be instru­men­talised but we do offer help with the most com­plex prob­lems and pro­ce­dures where this is eth­i­cal­ly accept­able to us and we want to.

All facts and who we are You can find as well in our brochure (Ger­man).

Who we are


Das Lab

Schützen­straße 8
D‑10117 Berlin

Tele­fon: +49 30 40 36 77 230
Fax: +49 30 40 36 77 260