Last week, Sabine Flores was appointed as an additional managing director of the IZT - Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung gemeinnützige GmbH in Berlin, alongside Dr. Roland Nolte. The collaboration at the institute's management level with Scientific Director Prof. Dr. Stephan Rammler has proven successful over the past two and a half years. She already worked as an authorized signatory at the IZT since 2019.
Thanks to two new partners, the IZT can now also disseminate its research results on climate-friendly school kitchens in Estonia and Croatia. The aim is to give renewed impulses to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions at school kitchens.
Meat from a 3D printer? Biotechnologically modified vegetables? Speakers from the worlds of science and the arts will present their prototypes and research at a digital meetup on 23 September, starting at 5 pm. The event will be held in English. It is part of the [bio'nd] project, co-initiated by the IZT.
The ongoing digitalization of the transport system poses great challenges for many, for example older people. The EU project DIGNITY therefore supports authorities, policy makers, public and private transport operators in taking into account the mobility needs and requirements of all users.
The International Union of Railways (UIC) published its new "Strategy on the Future of Vegetation Control". The UIC has been collaborating with IZT developing an integrated, flexible, multi-method-based herbicide-free approach. The railway stakeholders and infrastructure managers have been pioneering actors in the field of land use management.
"Spiegel Online International" published a report on the "Mobility Revolution" in Germany. The journalists quoted IZT's director Stephan Rammler, as an expert in the field of sustainable post-fossil mobility. "Der Spiegel" is one of Germany`s most influential magazines. "Spiegel Online International" is a section featuring articles translated into English.
This foresight project elaborates scenarios for a potential transformation of the transport sector in China. The insights gained will also provide ideas for the climate-friendly transformation of the German mobility system. The participating researchers have the aim to cover the entire mobility system in both countries and to develop only those options that facilitate true transformation.