Our society defines itself as a knowledge-based civil society. It demands a constant development of its structures and institutions on the basis of scientific research. This implies the need of intensifying the transfer of research, especially in the social field. Conversely, research must respond to current challenges facing society. In general, the EvH RWL has the responsibility to develop sustainable solution strategies for these future tasks. Accordingly, the EvH RWL carries out its "Third Mission" in the development and implementation of social innovations.