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 Association of German Engineers (VDI) has elected the Professor of Technology Assessment and Deputy Head of ITAS as Chairman of the Advisory Board "Society and Technology".more
From April to September 2015 the exhibition ship MS Wissenschaft will set sail. An exhibit of the ITAS project "District Future – Urban Lab" is part of the exhibition "City of the Future" on board of the MS Wissenschaft.more