Projects

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Handbook for universities of applied sciences in Vienna

A guide to integrating the perspectives of the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies (GSK) for future research projects at the universities of applied sciences in Vienna. The City of Vienna has commissioned the IZT to develop a guide on how to promote an approach that integrates the views of GSK in future research projects. more...
2016 – 2017
Magistratsabteilung 23 Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Statistik der Stadt Wien

Stakeholder-Survey among energy-efficient municipalities

The Stakeholder-Survey among participating cities in the competition "Energy-Efficient City" is part of the research accompanying the competition. more...
2016 - 2017
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
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Evaluation of the National energy efficiency label for old heating installations

IZT evaluates the German National energy efficiency label for old heating installations. The goal of the labelling is to prompt more owners to replace their old heating installations by new, more efficient facilities. more...
2016 - 2019
Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)
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Modelling the Greenhouse Gas Effects of Resource Politics

In the project a systemic model will be developed, in order to assess and to make visible the impacts of resource efficiency measures on greenhouse gas emissions. more...
2016-2019
Umweltbundesamt (UBA)
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Sustainable Stations

Operating today’s rail stations is a complex affair with numerous activities and multi-level priorities to be managed on a daily basis while at the same time planning for the medium and long-term future. more...
2016 - 2017

UIC International Union of Railways

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Environmental Education for Migrants

In the project we developed simple short video clips in various languages explaining typical environmental behavior in Germany. more...
2016
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)
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Climate friendly canteens in schools

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. more...
2016 - 2019
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety ("National Initiative for Climate Protection")
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The future of global motorcycle markets 2030: environmental analysis and scenario development

Global mobility markets are subject to profound change, which also influences the motorcycle market. more...
2016
BMW Motorrad
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Middle East and North Africa: potential scenarios 2025 and 2040

The project will outline potential scenarios related to the course of the region in the medium (2025) and long (2040) term. The project will 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. more...
2016 - 2019
European Commission
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Health Apps

IZT will perform an innovation analysis on "Health Apps" in line with consortium partnership with The Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag – TAB more...
2016 - 2017
German Bundestag (National Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany) / The Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag
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Quantified Self - Interface between Lifestyle and Medicine

The use of devices and applications for self-measurement and self-optimization has become widespread in recent years. This trend to self-measure is called "Quantified Self". The project aims at exploring this phenomenon from different angles in Switzerland. more...
2016 - 2017
TA-SWISS Zentrum für Technologiefolgen-Abschätzung
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Evaluation of the German National Top-Runner Initiative

IZT evaluates the German National Top-Runner Initiative with the goal of promoting energy efficient products in penetrating markets at an increasing speed. more...
2016 - 2019
Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)
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Discrimination risks relative to boys and men

Discrimination risks in Germany relative to boys and men, their distribution and Main-tenance and public perception as well as possible protection gaps. more...
2015 - 2016
German Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency (ADS)
 

Education for Resource Conservation and Resource Efficiency (Network)

The network "Education for Resource Efficiency and Resource Conservation" will continue to exist beyond the end of the first project funding phase until 2019. It develops educational materials and organizes network conferences. more...
2015 - 2019
VDI Zentrum für Ressourceneffizienz GmbH (VDI ZRE)
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Innovative Intelligent Rail - IN2RAIL

IN2RAIL is co-funded by the EU Commission with 18 million Euro. Infrastructure managers such as Deutsche Bahn, Network Rail (UK) and SNCF as well as manufacturers such as Alstom, Bombardier and Siemens cooperate in this project. IN2RAIL is to set the foundations for a resilient, consistent, cost-efficient, high capacity European railway network. more...
2015 - 2018
European Commission (Horizon 2020 program)
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Megatrends & MINT education

The project aims to identify relevant long-term processes of transformation and their impacts for companies, academic institutions and political stakeholders in the context of MINT (mathematics, information sciences, natural sciences, and technology). more...
2015
Matrix GmbH & Co. KG für zdi - Zukunft durch Innovation
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PeerSharing

The project „PeerSharing“ works on the innovative Online-Platforms, which arrange rental, purchase or exchange of products and services from private people. “PeerSharing” is still a niche product, but holds considerable dynamics. more...
2015 - 2018
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Förderprogramm: Sozial-ökologische Forschung (SÖF)
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Megatrends in the energy industry

On behalf of the largest German transmission system operator AMPRION the IZT conducted an internal study on megatrends in the energy industry. more...
2014 - 2015
Amprion GmbH
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New electronic media and addictive behavior

The IZT is conducting a research project on the topic „new electronic media and addictive behavior“. more...
2014 - 2015
German Bundestag (National Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany) / The Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag
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Replacing critical raw materials for environmental technologies

The project analyzes, evaluates and develops substitution strategies to prevent failure of environmental technologies due to raw material shortages. more...
2014 - 2015
Umweltbundesamt
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Smart learning in craftsmanship

In cooperation with the Berlin’s Chamber of Crafts a new training concept for training energy consultants will be developed. The focus is on interactive learning materials. more...
2014 - 2017
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Online Citizen Participation – The Main Study

The IZT analyzes current developments in the field of online civic participation at national and European level. In addition, the IZT presents best practices from the perspective of participation platform operator and from the user perspective as well. more...
2014 - 2016
Deutscher Bundestag / Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestages (TAB)

Strong women in trade: Energy + Efficiency

2014 - 2016
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
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MobiCheck - Mobile Tips for climate protection

This project seeks to raise awareness in young adults for the topic "Green IT” – with multimedia information on mobile devices. more...
2014 - 2015
Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit (BMUB) im Rahmen der Nationalen Klimaschutzinitiative (NKI)
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Megatrends in Intralogistics

The IZT, together with the Research Community Intralogistics, explores processes of transformation in this sector. The intralogistics sector is specialized in the logistics within companies. Central to the project is the parting from the full capacity model in an era of volatile markets. more...
2014
Forschungsgemeinschaft Intralogistik/ Fördertechnik und Logistiksysteme (IFL) e.V.
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Sustainability 2.0 - a future concept being modernized

The German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) expects recommendations from this research project that can improve the motivational function and the effectiveness of the guiding principle “Sustainable Development”. more...
2013 - 2016
Umweltbundesamt
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Automation 2025+

The ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers has renewed its collaboration with the IZT and commissioned an integrated roadmap for its member companies in the automation sector. The following two fields of the future are in focus: industrial biotechnology and recycling of materials as a source of raw materials. The time frame extends to the years 2025+. more...
2013 - 2015
ZVEI - Zentralverband Elektrotechnik und Elektronikindustrie e.V.
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Evaluation of Federal German Energy Research Funding in Industry

IZT evaluates part of BMWi's project funding in the 5th Energy Research Programme in respect of three dimensions, "target performance", "impact" and "efficiency". more...
2013 - 2014
Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)

Integrating Social Acceptance of Electricity Grid Expansion into Energy System Modeling

Present energy system models are mainly based on techno-economical input parameters whereas social or political factors are neglected. This project explores an approach to include social acceptance in energy system modeling, focusing on electricity transmission grid expansion projects in Germany. more...
2013 – 2016
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)  -  Förderprogramm: Sozial-ökologische Forschung (SÖF)

How to keep the EU power sector on track to decarbonisation - Delphi Survey:

The European Climate Foundation in Brussels (ECF) wanted an assessment of the extend to which the European Commission's planned decarbonisation is on track. Therefore the IZT organized a Delphi survey among more than 100 experts in the field of energy transition in Europe. more...
2013
ECF - European Climate Foundation, Brussels
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Meetings and Conventions 2030

The societal trends and challenges most relevant for the conference and conventions industry were investigated. For this purpose the IZT developed a scenario for the year 2030th using various methods of futures research The aim was to offer guidance to meeting planners and other interested actors. more...
2012 - 2014
GCB German Convention Bureau e. V.

Education for resource conservation and resource efficiency

The research project "BilRess" aims at anchoring resource conservation and resource efficiency in all areas of education. more...
2012 - 2016
Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit (BMUB) + Umweltbundesamt
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Demografic Change - Challenges and Recommendations for Environmental Protection

This project has the intention to produce an exploratory study about case studies from communities on their measures and activities focussed on demografic change which also have additional positive effects for environmental protection. more...
2012
Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit
Umweltbundesamt
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Village Living Conditions in Transition. New Media as a Focal Point

The survey of residents for the overall project has been extended by the IZT to include questions relating to the use and social impact of new media and their effect on the structure of the physical environment. more...
2012 - 2014
Federal Office for Agriculture and Food
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Young people and predictive genetic diagnostics

"Young people dealing with ethical, legal and social questions about predictive genetic diagnostics" is a research programme focused on the ethical, legal and social consequences of gene technology and encouragement of young people's participation in discussion processes in society. more...
2012 - 2013
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
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Resource Conservation by the use of Green Future Technologies

By order of NATURE AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION UNION (NABU) the IZT will identifiy 'green' future technologies which promise on the one hand high environmental impacts and for which a particular resource economic relevance can be attested on the other hand. In the following the short-term study aims to provide an overview of companies which offer products based on 'green' future technologies and which are particularly interested in resource conservation. more...
2011
Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU)
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Acceptance of electromobility as key factor for grid integration

The goal of the project is to describe the state-of-the-art with regards to the user acceptance to integrate electric cars in smart grids. In this context, we will particularly analyse using patterns and incentives that will have an impact on the potential of using electric cars for maintaining a supply guarantee in times of an increasing share of renewable and fluctuating energy sources. more...
2011
B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH

Sustainability and Parliaments (2)

It is getting analyzed which institutional and procedural innovations with regard to Sustainable Policies have been created and utilized in selected parliaments. In cooperation with FFU good examples are analyzed and recommendations for improvements developed. more...
2011 - 2012
Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag
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Criticality of non-fuel raw material supply for Germany

The KfW Group has commissioned a study to IZT in order to identify economically important non-fuel minerals and metals that could face severe supply problems. more...
2011
KfW Bankengruppe
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Green IT knowledge for students and for school IT administrators

How does resource-efficient and climate-friendly information technology for schools look like? How can students learn important things about "Green IT"? The project “Green IT” commissioned by the German Environment Agency focuses on these questions. more...
2011 - 2013
Umweltbundesamt
 

Mobility 2030

On behalf of ADAC, the German automobile club, a set of future labs and scenario workshops have been conducted to obtain normative and action-oriented perspectives for everyday life mobility of the future. more...
2009 - 2010
ADAC e. V.
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Value-based environmental sustainability analysis of Nordic companies

Together with the project partners IZT will create a value-based environmental sustainability analysis of Nordic companies using the Sustainable Value approach (www.sustainablevalue.com). The analysis will feed into the development of a Nordic value rating and the construction of a Nordic value index. more...
2009 - 2010
Queen's University Management School
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CleanER-D

The European Directive on Emissions from Non-Road Mobile Machinery (97/68/EC) includes the Stage III B exhaust emission values for railway application which will come into force from 2011 onwards. These values are a challenge to operators, manufacturers and suppliers and new solutions for clean exhaust emissions have to be found. The four years project is build on the basis of several application sub-projects that will enable the industry to evaluate the different solutions to be applied to rail systems in real operating conditions. more...
2009 - 2013
European Commission
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efit - Lifelong qualifying in renewable energy

The scope of the project „e-fit: continuous vocational training in the renewable energy field“ is to design eLearning scenarios for vocational education and training. Target learning situations are vocational preparation as well as further education. Target learners are craftsmen, architects, engineers, trainees and company employees. Each eLearning scenario treats one single renewable energy technology. more...
2009-2012
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) Europäischer Sozialfond

powerado-plus

In the years 2005-2008, the environmental communication project powerado had achieved an extraordinary response. Approximately 58,000 multiplicators, children and young people, as well as other parties interested in renewable energies, could be reached with the project and its modules. more...
2009 - 2012
BMU Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit
 

Youth and sustainability

The attitudes of young people towards sustainable development are ambivalent: a decreasing interest in environmental topics is juxtaposed with a high awareness of major societal themes. Ten recommendations for better communication with young people were developed in the project. more...
2008 -2009
UBA (Umweltbundesamt)
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Sustainable Value Creation in the Chemical Sector

In collaboration with the project partners, IZT analysis the creation of Sustainable Value among selected companies in the chemical sector. This assessement includes 13 sustainability-indicators and covers a period of four years. more...
2008 - 2009
BASF SE
 

Shared Ownership as a Means to Create Acceptance for Renewable Energies

The project analyses how ownership - primarily, but not exclusively financial ownership - contributes to the acceptance of renewables. IZT develops easy-to-implement ownership concepts for renewable powerplants. The concepts are being developed and validated in a participatory process with local actors from different regions in Germany. more...
2008 - 2010
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
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Evaluation of state-operated risk communication

In Germany, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) assesses health risks and draws up recommendations on risk reduction to strengthen consumer health protection. It was the purpose of this research project to analyze and evaluate the institute's message-centered approach to risk communication in-depth. more...
2008 - 2009
Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
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Does online trade of used goods benefit the environment? Research project with eBay

The world's largest auction site eBay participated in an IZT-research project exploring online trading with second hand goods comprehensively for the first time. The researchers wanted to know which opportunities for sustainable consumption arise from the trend towards rotating ownership. more...
2008 - 2010
German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
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European Energy Foresight Network

The ultimate objective of the EFONET project is to assess the contribution that current knowledge on energy foresight methods and on their practical application can provide to energy policy making - specifically in the framework of the transition towards a sustainable and low carbon energy system. more...
2008 - 2010
European Commission - DG Research
 

Automation 2020+

The "Integrated Technology Roadmap Automation 2020+" continues the roadmapping activities started in 2005 for the "Automation Association" of "the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers e.V. (ZVEI)". Based on socio-economic trends orientation knowledge is provided for future needs of automation in the future markets of energy, water and sewage as well as megacities. more...
2007 - 2010
German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI)
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Methods of futures analysis and scenario analysis

With regard to the challenges and questions for the future of development, this study aims at identifying different methodological scenario approaches focusing their scopes, strengths and weaknesses. The study will discuss which instruments seem to be particularly appropriate for strategic orientation of development politics and policy. more...
2008
German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
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Reducing the Energy Consumption of Residents by Behavioural Changes

For buildings, there is still an energy reduction potential of up to 30 %, which can be materialized partly by behavioral changes among residents. The BewareE project aimed at stimulating this change of attitude and at enhancing the implementation of "energy services" in cooperation with housing organizations and companies. more...
2007 - 2010
EACI Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EIE/07/242/SI2.467624 – BewareE)
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Funding Development of Environmental Technologies

Lack of access to funding on terms that suit the needs of riskier, growth-oriented technology development enterprises is often cited by technology developers as a significant barrier to innovation, development and commercialisation. This is particularly the case for investments in environmental technologies, which are often considered riskier than alternative technology investments. more...
2007
European Commission
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Sleeping photovoltaic systems for environmental communication

Over the past ten years, many energy suppliers have provided photovoltaic installations free of charge to numerous schools. A number of installations have also been financed by state and federal funds or by foundations. In Berlin alone, for example, there are a total of 100 such schools. more...
2007 - 2009
Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit
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R&D-Outsourcing

In several sectors of industrial research an accelerating trend towards outsourcing of research and development tasks can be observed. This study analyzes the significance and importance of this trend. more...
2006 - 2007
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
 

Social and Environmental Aspects in Business and Management

The new project “International Research Network on Social and Environmental Aspects in Business and Management“ will establish a worldwide network of research institutions in order to foster the conceptual and methodological exchange on innovative research on environmental and social aspects in business and management. more...
2006 - 2011
German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) (Sozial-ökologische Forschung)
 

Acceptance and Promotion Strategies for Renewable Energy Technologies on Local and Regional Level

The acceptance and support of a wide range of strata of the population and of decision-makers is urgently needed for the continued expansion of renewable energies towards being the primary means for energy and electricity provision. Addressing the accumulated questions, strategies will be developed in a series of workshops involving the relevant decision-makers, as to how the acceptance of renewable energy technologies can be funded and how their use on a regional and local level can be intensified. more...
2005-2008
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
 

Hyderabad - mega city of tomorrow

The project is co-ordinated by the European Institute for Energy Research (EIfER - University of Karlsruhe) and the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI - Hyderabad). A inter-disciplinary consortium of German and Indian research institutions as well as of regional and local Indian authorities has been established. The aim of SHAKTI is to conjointly formulate and implement integrated projects and fostering solutions for sustainable development of Hyderabad as a mega city of tomorrow. more...
2005 - 2007
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Experience renewable energies (powerado)

This project explored effective communication that could promote children and youth’s interest in renewable energy. The scientists and practitioners involved developed materials in nine modules for different age groups as well as for instructors. more...
2005-2008
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
 

Energy as Key Element for the Sustainable Development of Megacities - Johannesburg, South Africa

Megacities of tomorrow have a crucial role to play in transition towards global sustainable development. One of the key issues they have to address to implement sustainability is to solve the energy question: Secure energy supply, equitable access to energy resources and ecologically friendly energy production and use are fundamental prerequisites for sustainabledevelopment of the world and of Megacities in particular. more...
2005 - 2007
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
 

Sustainably Successful?

In this project the newly developed Sustainable Value approach was applied to German companies on a large scale and tested in practice for the first time. more...
2006 - 2008
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

European Energy Research portfolio - State and Prospects of European Energy Research

This work is an attempt to map and compare the publicly funded research efforts carried out by the EC and Member States in the EU and those undertaken in the US and in Japan. more...
2005 - 2006
Europäische Kommission Frost & Sullivan