Dr Michael Kohlgrüber (male) is an economist, doing research in business, economic and social sciences. Since 2012, he is senior researcher at Social Research Centre (sfs). His current research is focused on the integration of social and technological innovation in industrial companies. In the context of Industry4.0, he is developing and implementing social requirements related to the design of sociotechnical systems (technology-organization-peo-ple/skills), i.e., implementing social innovation processes, getting users and stakeholders of new technologies involved in defining social requirements. This includes the perspective of employees and their representatives (work councils, trade unions). Furthermore, he is doing research on the situation and perspective of low-qualified workers considering the contributions of different actors of the labour market and national VET systems.