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.
The new 5G mobile networks is to be introduced from 2020. An EU project that has just started is testing in field trials whether 5G offers an uninterruptible network connection with a high data rate. The IZT is responsible for technology and sustainability assessment in the use cases.
The use of the controversial herbicide glyphosate is currently only permitted in the EU until 2022. Therefore, the International Union of Railways has commissioned the IZT to test and optimize more environmentally friendly methods in order to keep the European rail network free of plant growth.