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P.O. Box 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


Head of institute

Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald
Prof. Dr. Michael Decker
(Vice director)


Bettina Schmidt-Leis
Phone: 0721 608-22501
Fax: 0721 608-24806
E-Mail: bueroNcq9∂itas kit edu

Event calendar

Informationen about events of ITAS and about TA events in general you may find here (German).

Technology Assessment - Theory and Practice

The issue 3/2014 of the journal TATuP is available.

Cover 3/2014

Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag



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Welcome to ITAS

ITASThe 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.


Kontaktstudium Technikfolgenabschätzung und Engergiewende von ITAS und FSZ
Correspondence course technology assessment [22.12.2014]

The energy revolution challenges people in the branch. A continuing education program of the KIT Fernstudienzentrum under the aegis of ITAS provides professionals important key qualification.

ITAS-Studie zu "Super-Wifi"
Study supports free "Super WiFi" [04.12.2014]

ITAS scientist proposes in the international journal "Telecommunications Policy" to turn certain TV frequencies that will become free into common property to use them for the expansion of existing wireless networks (WiFi).

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TAB report on "Technischer Fortschritt im Gesundheitswesen" [28.11.2014]

The TAB report analyzes the impact of the medical-technical progress on the cost of the health system in interaction with the associated conditions.

Abschlusskonferenz des EU-Projektes „Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment“ (PACITA)
The Next Horizon of TA: Register now! [20.11.2014]

The final conference of the EU-Project "Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment" (PACITA) will take place in Berlin from February 25th to 27th 2015. The preliminary program is now online.


further news



Date Event
12.01.2015 ITAS-Kolloquium
Die hermeneutische Seite der Technikfolgenabschätzung
Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald
02.02.2015 1st young LCA researcher workshop Karlsruhe
Data uncertainty in Life Cycle Assessment


further events