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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The water-energy nexus group at ITAS wants to consider wastewater no longer as waste but as a resource. The researchers motivated participants to change their perspectives at the most important water conference worldwide.more
How can highly radioactive waste be safely disposed of? Researchers from various disciplines will discuss this at the ENTRIA final conference in Braunschweig from 26 - 30 September 2017. ITAS participates with numerous talks. Citizens are invited to join.more