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76021 Karlsruhe
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Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald
(Director)
Prof. Dr. Michael Decker
(Vice director)

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Bettina Schmidt-Leis
Phone: 0721 608-22501
Fax: 0721 608-24806
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Technology Assessment - Theory and Practice

The issue 1/2015 of the journal TATuP is available.

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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.

NEWS

ITAS-Projekt erforscht Wege verantwortungsvoller Innovationen
Project examines roads of Responsible Innovation

The up and coming concept of Responsible Innovation promises new and better forms of research and development. The new ITAS project "Responsible Innovation and TA" (RITA) takes a closer look at its basic principles and applications.

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APV-RESOLA: Innovationsgruppe Agrophotovoltaik
Innovation group investigates agrophotovoltaics

The combination of agriculture and power generation allows for an optimal land use. ITAS uses participatory procedures to involve the local population in technology development.

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EU Projekt „Responsible-Industry“
Workshop on Responsible Research and Innovation

The EU-funded project Responsible-Industry is organizing a Stakeholder Dialogue and Implementation Plan Workshop from May 20 to 21, 2015 at ITAS.

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NEW PUBLICATIONS

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TA study "Big Data in der Cloud"

The preliminary study shows that cloud computing is gaining economic importance. On the other hand, the market for big data analysis still is in its infancy.

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TAB-Publikation Was kostet die Natur
What is the price of nature?

Biological diversity is threatened all over the world – despite the expansion of nature reserves and political initiatives. The TAB study investigates whether economic instruments can give new impulses for the protection of species.

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