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Gabriel T. Velloso

Gabriel T. Velloso

Scientific staff until 2016
Research area Innovation processes and impacts of technology

Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


since 2010 PhD student at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
PhD thesis: Brain-Computer Interfaces - Bridging Present And Future - An Assessment Of Impacts
2008 - 2009 Post-Graduation Studies in “Foresight, Strategy and Innovation”, at ISEG (Superior Institute Of Economics and Management) – Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
2000 - 2005 Bachelor Degree in Linguistics, Translation Studies at Universidade de Brasília – UnB , Brazil

Professional background

2003 - 2012 Translator and Interpreter - Brazilian Post Office (2003-2005), Brazilian Air Force and NASA (2007), and many autonomous activities as a translator and interpreter (Brazil)
JABA Translations Portugal (2012)
2007 - 2008 English Teacher at Berlitz and at Cultura Inglesa English Culture School, Brazil
2006 Research Assistant at World Future Society (WFS), Bethesda, MD, USA

Fields of work

  • Emerging Technologies
  • Converging Technologies
  • Technology Assessment
  • Foresight
  • Future-oriented Technology Analysis (FTA)


Velloso, G. T.; Maia, M. J.
The ELSI approach on the implications of neurotechnologies - the case of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs).
2016. The Co-Production of Emerging Bodies, Politics and Technologies : 8th Annual S.Net Meeting, Bergen, N, October 12-14, 2016 
Book Chapters
Khodzhaeva, A.; Sand, M.; Maia, M. J.; Woll, S.; Velloso, G.; Frank, D.
Looking backward, looking forward: Report on the S.NET 6th Annual Meeting ’Better Technologies with no Regret?’.
2015. Bowman, D. [Hrsg.] Practices of Innovation and Responsibility : Insights from Methods, Governance and Action Berlin : AKA GmbH, 2015 (Studies of New and Emerging Technologies / S.NET ; 6), 9–18 
Journal Articles
Khodzhaeva, A.; Sand, M.; Maia, M. J.; Woll, S.; Velloso, G.; Frank, D.
Responsible research and innovation. Perspectives and challenges.
2015. Technikfolgenabschätzung, Theorie und Praxis, 24 (1), 111–114 
Maia, M. J.; Velloso, G.; Moretto, S.; Moniz, A.
GrEAT - Portuguese network of technology assessment.
2015. 2nd European TA Conference, Berlin, February 25-27, 2015 
Coenen, C.; Velloso, G.
Relevanz der Neurotechnologien und der Enhancement-Aspekt.
2014. Workshop ’Enhancement durch neurotechnologische Verfahren? Chancen, Risiken, Visionen’, Mainz, 6.-7. Oktober 2014 
Journal Articles
Seitz, S. B.; Maia, M. J. F.; Velloso, G. T.
Once you have a hammer ... - Second PACITA Practitioners’ Meeting - Workshop on TA methods. - Tagungsbericht.
2013. Technikfolgenabschätzung, Theorie und Praxis, 22 (3), 81–83 
Book Chapters
Velloso, G. T.
Brain-computer interface (BCI): a methodological proposal to assess the impacts of medical applications in 2022.
2012. Lisboa : Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IET, 2012 (Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies ; 8), 57–81