Our fields of research

The IZT stands for the major topics of sustainability and shaping the future, technology assessment and technology design, and is a pioneer in key cross-cutting and integrative fields such as sustainability, digitalisation and resilience.

Education and Digital Media

At the IZT, "Learning" stands for future-oriented media-didactic education with a focus on sustainability and applied practice-relevant future topics such as artificial intelligence or sustainable nutrition.

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Energy, climate and infrastructure

The focus of the "Energy" topic area is research on the energy transition or the transformation of our energy system and energy use.

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Communication and publicity

The research field includes, in particular, investigations into how private individuals can be informed in a target group-related manner and motivated to discuss scientific and technological developments.

Mobility and urbanity

Embedded in social, economic, technical and regulatory developments, the transport sector is experiencing an accelerated transformation process. The research field focuses on shaping this process.

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Resources, economies and resilience

Investigation of innovations and future markets for the success of a social-ecological transformation of the economy

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Technology Assessment and Participation

Futurology and Transformation

In a world increasingly characterised by complexities and uncertainties, orientation knowledge is needed, which is what futurology at the IZT provides.

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