Institute for Technology Assessment and  Systems Analysis (ITAS)


Since technology impacts do not stop at the boundaries of disciplines or states, we have been working internationally for decades. This includes projects with international partners, for example, from Brazil, the US, Russia, Australia, Japan, or China as well as an initiative for a global network of technology assessment with members from 22 countries. ITAS is also a member of numerous important international networks:

At the national level, we are part of the Technology, Innovation, and Society (TIS) program of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers where researchers from different institutions work together on research questions in the fields of energy and key technologies. ITAS is the largest partner in the program and provides its spokesperson.

Within the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), ITAS is connected with numerous institutes and departments. Major activities are the participation in the KIT Centers Humans and Technology, Climate and Environment, and Energy. There are also close co-operations with many faculties in the form of shared projects and jointly supervised dissertations. Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald and Prof. Dr. Dr. Rafaela Hillerbrand hold chairs at KIT.