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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On Wednesday, 28 June 2017, at 6 pm, the next session of the ITAS series of events “technik.kontrovers” takes place. The focus will be on the question of whether and how the great vision of autonomous driving will soon be realized.more
Together with citizens and initiatives, researchers are developing ideas for more sustainability and quality of life in Karlsruhe’s Oststadt. The “Urban Transition Lab 131” was now honored by the German Council for Sustainable Development.more
The TAB-Arbeitsbericht No. 170 offers a comprehensive presentation of various initiatives of various players in research and product development as well as political possibilities for the promotion of this commitment.more