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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What can urban districts learn from sustainability concepts that have proven themselves in ecovillages? Together with the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), the District Future invites citizens to discuss the topic at workshops in Karlsruhe.more
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 central objective of TAB working report No. 162 is to show technological perspectives and options for reconstruction and operation of the future power system.more