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Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald

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Constanze Scherz


Bettina Schmidt-Leis
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Technology Assessment - Theory and Practice

The issue 1/2016 of the journal TATuP is available.

Cover 1/2016

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.


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Experts wanted on plant breeding

In the project "Challenges for plant breeding" an overview of potential and tasks, strengths and weaknesses of the German plant breeding has to be framed.

Der Karlsruher Energieberg: ein möglicher Forschungsgegenstand im Promotionskolleg ENRES
Promotionskolleg zu Energiesystemen und Ressourceneffizienz

Mit Partnern am KIT, der Hochschule Pforzheim und der Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart hat das ITAS ein kooperatives Promotionskolleg ins Leben gerufen. Interessierte können sich bis zum 10. Mai 2016 bewerben.

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New electronic media and addictive behavior

The presentation and discussion of the results of the TAB project on "New electronic media and addictive behavior" will take place in Berlin on 9th of June 2016.



ENERGY-TRANS Policy Brief Elektromobilität
Energy transition: Recommendations for mobility and heat

Interdisciplinary teams of the Helmholtz Alliance ENERGY-TRANS have examined how electromobility and a lower energy demand of buildings can contribute to a sustainable energy system. Two policy briefs are addressed to policy makers.

Cover TATuP Issue 1/2016
TATuP Issue 1/2016 published

This issue focuses on the relationships between science, technology, media and the public. It reflects on theoretical aspects and practical formats of technology communication as well as the actors involved.


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