Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)

Institute for Technology Assessment and  Systems Analysis (ITAS)

Welcome to the leading international institution for technology assessment!

At ITAS, we contribute to exploiting the potential of technical progress while minimizing its risks. Our addressees are politics, business, and society – the actors who shape scientific and technological progress. We offer them knowledge for action and point out possible solutions to global challenges.
ITAS profile

New video series “ITAS kompakt”

In the short videos, researchers present their work – comprehensibly, vividly, and to the point. The first part of the series is about future visions of 3D printing technologies and the question of how society can benefit from the technology.

New Space - new dynamics in space flight

The TAB-Kurzstudie No. 1 provides an overview of current developments and future prospects for German space research and industry, taking particular account of new development and start-up dynamics.

New research group “Sylvanus”

Rising temperatures, droughts, and pollutants threaten forests worldwide. The ITAS research group Sylvanus is looking for ways to improve their resilience. Its goal is to combine the technical with the societal perspective.

Armin Grunwald appointed to the German Ethics Council

The head of ITAS will henceforth advise the Federal Government and the German Bundestag as a member of the renowned council of experts. With his work, he wants to contribute to the responsible shaping of scientific and technological progress.



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