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.
Welcome to ITAS
Scientists from ITAS have analyzed the CO2 footprint and life‐cycle costs of different batteries for stationary applications. An article on their results published in “Energy Technology” has been named one of the journal’s best articles of the year 2017.more
The new publication format “TAB-Sensor” presents social perceptions, evaluations and perspectives on scientific and technological change.more