A new project at the IZT is dedicated to the impact of algorithms on the formation of public opinion. The IZT is coordinating this study in cooperation with the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag. Two surveys will be conducted in correlation to this study.
Taiwanese Delegation visits IZT
Scientists of the leading Taiwanese Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) visited the IZT. The delegation encompassed three ITRI scientists and an expert of the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs. The visitors were interested above all in methods of futures research where relevant stakeholders are included in the foresight-process. ITRI has about 6000 employees.
Scientists analyse all processes from purchase to waste disposal in 24 canteens in elementary schools. Subsequently menus and processes are optimized to maximize CO2 and energy savings. IZT is the new project's coordinator.
Driving Advisory Systems (DAS) and Automatic Train Operation (ATO) enable energy efficient train operation. Various European railway operators and DAS/ ATO manufacturers presented their experiences and solutions at a UIC workshop in Paris. Dr. Roland Nolte (IZT) introduced the topic and moderated the event. All presentations are available on the UIC site.
The project outlines potential scenarios related to the course of the region in the medium (2025) and long (2040) term. The project aims to sharpen the European understanding of the region with a view to highlighting the potential strategies and policies that the EU is called upon to adopt in order to make its role in the region more effective.
On behalf of AMPRION, the largest German transmission system operator, the IZT conducted an internal study on megatrends in the energy industry.