UN's Climate Action Award goes to "KEEKS - Climate-friendly School Kitchens" and "Plant Powered pupils"

The United Nations Climate Change Secetariat (UNFCCC) has announced the awardees of the 2018 Climate Action Award "Momentum for Change". Among the winners is the project "KEEKS - climate-friendly school kitchens", which is coordinated by the IZT. The project comes to the conclusion: Dedicated school kitchen teams can save a considerable amount of climate-relevant emissions.

October 18, 2018

German Bundestag commissioned technology assessment for another 5 years

At its meeting yesterday, the Committee for Education, Research and Technology Assessment of the German Parliament unanimously decided to continue to trust the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS). It will continue to operate the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) until 31.08.2023. The IZT looks forward to working together with ITAS for five more years at the TAB. IZT's second cooperation partner will be again VDI / VDE - IT.

June 07, 2018

Potentials and risks of self-tracking - report published

The TA-SWISS, Foundation for Technology Assessment, published a report on the quantified self. A condensed version is available in English: "The measure of all things: potentials and risks of self-tracking". The IZT was responsible for researching economic developments as well as for deriving options that are significant for technology assessment.

April 26, 2018

Survey looking for opinions on personalized news

The Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag and the IZT have launched a survey looking for opinions from citizens, the media, academia, and business on personalized news, focusing on the advantages, risks, and transparency. More than 1500 people already have taken part.

April 26, 2018

How do young people think about new food trends?

Breakfast eggs made of algae, burgers made of insects, patties made of the seeds of flowering lupines: Increasingly, such new and unconventional food items are being launched on the market. A new IZT project tries to introduce young people to the debate about these novelties.

January 26, 2018

Guidebook for inter- and transdisciplinary research methods

The IZT composed a guidebook that supports the integration of humanities, social and cultural sciences into the research projects of the universities of applied sciences in Vienna. Volker Handke (Foto) presented the guidebook in Vienna. The City of Vienna had commissioned the IZT to develop the guide.

January 09, 2018

Weed-free railways: Alternatives to Glyphosate

The use of Glyphosate as a herbicide has become increasingly controversial in the EU. Therefore, the International Union of Railways commissioned the IZT to propose more eco-friendly solutions to keep the European rail network free of plant growth.

January 05, 2018
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