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Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)

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: bueroFka6∂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 2/2014 of the journal TATuP is available.

Cover 3/2013

Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag



Comments and criticism welcome. E-mail

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.


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New publication: "Offene Innovationsprozesse als Cloud-Services" [20.08.2014] This is the first issue of the new series "Horizon-Scanning". more
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The new activity report of the TAB is available [19.08.2014]

The activity report 2012-2013 provides an overview of the activities and results of the TAB. more

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Registration open for S.NET 2014 [12.08.2014] The 6th Annual Conference of the "Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies" (S.NET) will take place in Karlsruhe between September 21 and 24 this year. more



Date Event
21.09.-24.09.2014 Logo S.NET 2014S.NET 6th Annual Meeting
Better Technologies With No Regret?
06.10.2014 ITAS-Kolloquium
Wissen begreifen - zur Selbstorganisation von Wissen
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Neuser