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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: bueroLcl7∂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 3/2014 of the journal TATuP is available.

Cover 3/2014

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.


Abschlusskonferenz des EU-Projektes „Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment“ (PACITA)
The Next Horizon of TA: Register now! [20.11.2014]

The final conference of the EU-Project "Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment" (PACITA) will take place in Berlin from February 25th to 27th 2015. The preliminary program is now online.

ITAS-Projekt Quartier Zukunft, Reallabor 131
Baden-Württemberg funds "Urban Transition Lab" in Karlsruhe [17.11.2014]

The Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts of the state of Baden-Württemberg will fund the "Reallabor 131 – KIT findet Stadt" ("Urban Transition Lab 131") from 2015 onwards for a period of three years.

ITAS-Zeitschrift „Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis“ TATuP 3/2014
ITAS journal 3/2014 published [17.11.2014]

The new issue of "Technology Assessment – Theory and Practice" (TATuP) focuses on "Future Food Systems: Challenges and Perspectives".

Logo ITAS-Veranstaltungsreihe technik.kontrovers"
On the way to the man machine? [13.11.2014]

On Tuesday, 25 November 2014, ITAS will start the new series of events "technik.kontrovers". At theme nights every three months ITAS scientists will get into dialog with the public on societally controversial technology issues.




Date Event
08.12.2014 ITAS-Kolloquium
Die Energiewende im Zusammenwirken von demokratischen Prozessen und technischer Innovation
Prof. Dr. Gesine Schwan
02.02.2015 1st young LCA researcher workshop Karlsruhe
Data uncertainty in Life Cycle Assessment