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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: bueroZun5∂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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Experts wanted on the topic "Data Mining" [27.08.2014]

Deadline for proposals on two case studies is 18.09.2014.

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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




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