The research alliance ForDigital ("digitalization: transformation as a social-economical process") is an initiative encouraged by the federal state of Baden-Württemberg to connect researchers from the locations of Karlsruhe and Mannheim. ForDigital has the objective to appreciate mechanisms and consequences of the rapid evolution of information and communication technologies (ICT) on economy, society, and individuals. Based on the findings, ForDigital has the aim to design ICT solutions.