The project "The geography of New Working Spaces and the impact on the periphery" is a four year EU funded COST network. The aim of the COST Action is to share the first outcomes of some funded international research projects on the phenomenon of new workplaces, such as Coworking Spaces and Maker Spaces, in order to: (i) identify the typologies (Taxonomy) of such emerging workplaces, and (ii) reveal their spatial distribution, and to explain their location patterns.

Furthermore a key expectation is to collect, to discuss and to develop guidelines for tailored policy and planning measures (Tool Box) to foster the positive effects of new workplaces through the promotion of agreements and cooperation with local, regional and/or national public administrations/stakeholders



Project time

October 2019 - September 2023
Photo: Visualisierung cc realities:united 2012 / Flussbad Berlin e.V.

New narratives through inner city neighbourhood initiatives

Multiplicities and Belius GmbH design new narratives for the project development of Flussbad e.V.

Client: Flussbad e.V.

Photo: VOW Leandro Sandro

New Actors for district development

Multiplicities analyses processes of value creation at the nearly 500 open maker spaces of COWERK – a Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) project.

Client: Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung IÖW, Universität Bremen, Fraunhofer Umsicht, Fraunhofer ISI, Verbund offener Werkstätten (VOW)

Photo: Grüne Werkstatt Wendland e.V.

New (work) spaces for innovation in rural areas

Multiplicities and Belius GmbH initiate a transformation of technology and business incubators in the counties of Rendsburg and Plön (region of Kiel).

Client: Wirtschaftsförderung der Landkreise Rendsburg-Eckernförder und Plön

Photo: VOW Leandro und Sandro

SME Creative – How to adequately foster innovation?

Together with Prognos AG, Multiplicities analyses funding models in Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) that support creative innovations in medium-sized enterprises.

Client: BMWi (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie) Berlin

Photo: Sebastian Marggraf

Collaborative work as a driving force in Brandenburg

Multiplicities organises real labs of collaborative working methods.

Client: Ministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Frauen und Familie des Landes Brandenburg (Europäischer Sozialfond)

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