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
On 19 and 20 September 2019, ITAS opens its doors 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
At Fridays for Future, millions of people around the world protest for a climate-friendly policy. On Tuesday, 17. September 2019, the series technik.kontrovers at ITAS offers food for thought, in order to make a personal contribution to climate protection.more