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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ITAS participates in the development of an intelligent emergency chain that enables people with dementia as much as possible to live a self-determined life.more
The presidential committee of KIT has appointed Michael Decker in consultation with the institute as second head of ITAS. This is the successful conclusion of a process initiated by Armin Grunwald who was the sole head of the institute so far.more
The TAB report no. 163 provides an analysis of the national discussion, classifies key concepts and proposals and thus is a well-founded presentation of the potentials and problems for a sustainability seal.more