ITAS is the leading international institution for technology assessment. We contribute to exploiting the potential of technical progress while minimizing its risks. Our addressees are politics, business, and society – the actors who shape scientific and technological progress. We offer them knowledge for action and point out possible solutions to global challenges.
On 24 September 2020, the ITAS will be open to pupils, students, and those interested in its work. They are invited to find out more about approaches for better climate protection and more sustainability and discuss these topics with researchers.more
Digital health technologies generate “data treasures”, but their use raises ethical, legal, and social questions. ITAS will pursue these questions in cooperation with the University of Freiburg. In July, the project partners met for the kick-off event.more
Synthetic fuels from Power-to-X processes could make a valuable contribution to the energy and transport transition. In his doctoral project, Manuel Andresh examines how to design and use the technology as sustainably as possible.more
What are the long-term social consequences of the corona crisis? How will everyday life change, and where should policy intervene? ITAS researchers have put theses up for debate that can be evaluated in an online survey.more
The spectrum of topics ranges from technologies for more sustainable material cycles to the use of artificially intelligent assistants in the working world.
In a study for the German Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency ITAS researcher Carsten Orwat analysed “Risks of Discrimination through the Use of Algorithms”. To make the results internationally accessible the publication is now available in English.more
The compact review of activities and research results of the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag is available online.more
The TAB-Arbeitsbericht Nr. 186 summarizes the state of scientific knowledge regarding the extent and trends of light pollution and its effects.more