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:
- Netzwerk TA (NTA) is a network of German, Austrian, and Swiss TA institutions
- European Parliamentary Technology Assessment Network (EPTA), the consortium of European TA institutions advising national parliaments
- European Technology Assessment Group (ETAG), a network coordinated by ITAS providing scientific services for the European Parliament
- Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET), an international association for the critical inquiry about the advancement of new and emerging technologies in society
- Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation (VIRI), a network for responsible innovation coordinated by Arizona State University (ASU)
- Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes (GCSO), a global consortium for research, development, and capacity building in the field of sustainability
- European Energy Research Alliance (EERA), the European network for systems analysis of energy technologies:
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.