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P.O. Box 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


Head of institute

Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald
Prof. Dr. Michael Decker
(Vice director)


Bettina Schmidt-Leis
Phone: 0721 608-22501
Fax: 0721 608-24806
E-Mail: bueroYpz0∂itas kit edu

Event calendar

Informationen about events of ITAS and about TA events in general you may find here (German).

Technology Assessment - Theory and Practice

The issue 2/2014 of the journal TATuP is available.

Cover 3/2013

Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag



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Welcome to ITAS

ITASThe 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.


S.NET Conference KIT, ITAS
"Better Technologies with no Regret?" [23.10.2014]

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.

Interactive workshops on digital knowledge
Interactive workshops on digital knowledge [08.10.2014] How could responsible innovations in the digital society look like? ITAS will ask this question in co-operation with FabLab Karlsruhe at two interactive workshops on 11 October and 8 November 2014. All those interested are invited to participate. more
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New publication: TAB-Brief No. 44 [24.09.2014]

The new edition of the TAB letter deals mainly with industrial methods of climate manipulation, known as "geoengineering" or "climate engineering".

New dissertation project on sustainable options to improve waste management [19.09.2014]

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.




Date Event
02.-04.11.2014 CultMedia
Ways of Acquisition and Use of New Media: Intuition, Creativity, Competence
24.11.2014 ITAS-Kolloquium
Prof. Dr. Ralf Seppelt, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH (UFZ), Department Landschaftsökologie