The Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) investigates scientific and technological developments with a focus on their impacts and possible systemic and unintended effects. It produces analytical knowledge and assessments of socio-technical developments in order to provide policy and design options for decision-makers. The research covers ethical, ecological, economic, social, political-institutional, and cultural questions. Major goals are advice for research and technology policy, provision of knowledge for the design of socio-technical systems, and the organization and observation of discursive processes on open and controversial questions of technology policy.
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The Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET) held its 6th annual meeting at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology from 21 to 24 of September 2014.more
The dissertation project "Sustainable options to improve the waste management of Belo Horizonte, Brazil" seeks to analyze Belo Horizonte city as an example of the challenges and opportunities that similar cities are facing for reducing the quantity of waste for final treatment and disposal.more
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Ways of Acquisition and Use of New Media: Intuition, Creativity, Competence
Prof. Dr. Ralf Seppelt, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH (UFZ), Department Landschaftsökologie