Research Cluster

Technology and Innovation

Projects

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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)
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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.
© IZT / Carolin Kahlisch

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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Services for the Energy Efficiency City

Cities and communities need to act for climate protection, reduce consumption of primary energy sources and lessen their ecological footprint. The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) therefore initiated the Competition „Energy-Efficient City“. more...
2011-2016
Federal Ministry of Education and Research PT-DLR, Project Management Agency – part of the German Aerospace Center
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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
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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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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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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

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

Publications

  • Koch, Marco K.; Jacobsen, Heike; Oertel, Britta (Hg.) (2016): Wettbewerb "Energieeffiziente Stadt". Band 7: Dienstleistungen für die energieeffiziente Stadt. Berlin, Münster, Wien, Zürich, London: LIT (Energie und Nachhaltigkeit, 22).
  • Illge, Lydia; Hahn, René, Görres, Jürgen (2016): Entwicklung eines Dienstleistungspakets für die Unterstützung von Photovoltaik-Anlagen auf Gewerbedächern in Stuttgart. In: Koch, Marco K.; Jacobsen, Heike; Oertel, Britta (Hg.): Wettbewerb "Energieeffiziente Stadt". Band 7: Dienstleistungen für die energieeffiziente Stadt. Berlin, Münster, Wien, Zürich, London: LIT (Energie und Nachhaltigkeit, 22), S. 111-118.
  • Weinsziehr, Theresa; Illge, Lydia; Bruckner, Thomas (2016): Energieeffizienzmanager/-innen: Aktivitäten, Stakeholder und Finanzierungsmodelle. In: Koch, Marco K.; Jacobsen, Heike; Oertel, Britta (Hg.): Wettbewerb "Energieeffiziente Stadt". Band 7: Dienstleistungen für die energieeffiziente Stadt. Berlin, Münster, Wien, Zürich, London: LIT (Energie und Nachhaltigkeit, 22), S. 41-48.
  • Oertel, Britta; Zühlke-Robinet, Klaus (2016): Dienstleistungsinnovationen für die energieeffiziente Stadt. In: Koch, Marco K.; Jacobsen, Heike; Oertel, Britta (Hg.): Wettbewerb "Energieeffiziente Stadt". Band 7: Dienstleistungen für die energieeffiziente Stadt. Berlin, Münster, Wien, Zürich, London: LIT (Energie und Nachhaltigkeit, 22), S. 15-22.
  • Oertel, Britta; Illge, Lydia (2016): Innovationen mit Dienstleistungen: Ergebnisse des BMBF-Wettbewerbs "Energieeffiziente Stadt". In: Wagner, Hermann-Josef; Both, Petra (Hg.): Wettbewerb "Energieeffiziente Stadt". Band 8: Gute Beispiele der Umsetzungsphase. Berlin, Münster, Wien, Zürich, London: LIT (Energie und Nachhaltigkeit, 22), S. 161-172.
  • Thio, Sie Liong; Oertel, Britta; Jacobs, Mattis; Auchter, Carina; Sippel, Tim; Schaegner, Alexa (2016): JuHdo. Junge Menschen und ihr Umgang mit ethischen, rechtlichen und sozialen Fragen der Leistungssteigerung durch Hirndoping. Berlin: IZT - Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung (IZT-Text, 1-2016).
  • Behrendt, Siegfried; Bröse, Iris; Henseling, Christine (2016): Leitfaden für Peer-to-Peer Sharing-Plattformen. Praktische Tipps für die Gestaltung des Geschäftsmodells mit Fallbeispielen. Berlin: IZT - Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung (IZT-Text, 2-2016).
  • Oertel, Britta; van Elkan, Marco; Illge, Lydia; Degel, Melanie; Thomm, Michael (2015): Evaluierung der Energieagentur Rheinland-Pfalz. Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Klimaschutz, Energie und Landesplanung des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz. Mainz.
  • Behrendt, Siegfried; Nolte, Roland; Röben, Adrian (2015): Integrierte Roadmap III - Automation 2025+. Nachhaltige Rohstoffversorgung. Recycling als Rohstoffquelle. ZVEI - Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie, IZT - Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung. Frankfurt am Main.
  • Behrendt, Siegfried; Henseling, Christine; Stanszus, Maurice; Böttcher, Christian; Böttcher, Martin; Röben, Adrian (2015): Mobicheck. Aktivierung jüngerer Zielgruppen durch mobile Tipps zum Klimaschutz für Smartphone, Tablet-PC & Co. Berlin: IZT - Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung (IZT-Text, 5-2015).
  • Behrendt, Siegfried (2015): Wie die digitale Medienwelt die Umwelt stresst. In: TV Diskurs 4/2015 (74), S. 46-49.
  • Behrendt, Siegfried; Nolte, Roland; Röben, Adrian (2015): Integrierte Roadmap III - Automation 2025+. Nachhaltige Rohstoffversorgung. Industrielle Biotechnologie. ZVEI - Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie und IZT - Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung. Frankfurt am Main.
  • Hilty, Lorenz M.; Behrendt, Siegfried; Evers-Wölk, Michaela; Fichter, Klaus; Hintemann, Ralph; Lohmann, Wolfgang (2015): Grüne Software. Ermittlung und Erschließung von Umweltschutzpotenzialen der Informations- und Kommunikationstechnik (Green IT). TV 3: Potenzialanalyse zur Ressourcenschonung. Dessau: Umweltbundesamt (Texte, 22/2015).
  • Hilty, Lorenz M.; Lohmann, Wolfgang; Behrendt, Siegfried; Evers-Wölk, Michaela; Fichter, Klaus; Hintemann, Ralph (2015): Green Software, Analysis of potentials for optimizing software development and deployment for resource conservation. Subproject 3: Establishing and exploiting potentials for environmental protection in information and communication technology (Green IT). Dessau: Umweltbundesamt (Texte, 23/2015).
  • Evers-Wölk, Michaela; Opielka, Michael (2015): Neue elektronische Medien und Suchtverhalten. In: TAB-Brief 46, S. 42-48.
  • Evers-Wölk, Michaela; Oertel, Britta; Thio, Sie Liong; Kahlisch, Carolin; Sonk, Matthias (2015): Ländliche Lebensverhältnisse im Wandel 1952, 1972, 1993, 2012. Volume 5. Neue Medien und dörflicher Wandel. Braunschweig: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut (Thünen Report, 32).
  • Fahl, Ulrich; Oertel, Britta; Bothor, Sebastian; Bubeck, Steffen; Eberl, Thomas; Gottschling, Johann (2014): Evaluation ausgewählter Maßnahmen zur Energiewende. Studie des Institut für Energiewirtschaft und Rationelle Energieanwendung (IER) und des IZT - Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung. Unter Mitarbeit von Kluge, Jakob; Schachtschneider, Jonas. Stuttgart und Berlin.
  • Fahl, Ulrich; Oertel, Britta; Bothor, Sebastian; Bubeck, Steffen; Eberl, Thomas; Gottschling, Johann (2014): Evaluation of selected measures of the Energiewende. Executive Summary. Study commissioned by the German federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. Unter Mitarbeit von Kluge, Jakob; Schachtschneider, Jonas. BMWi. Stuttgart and Berlin.
  • Oertel, Britta; Opielka, Michael (2014): Online-Bürgerbeteiligung: Experimentierfeld Internet-Enquete. In: TAB-Brief 44, S. 44-45.
  • Oertel, Britta; Kahlisch, Carolin; Meyer, Stefan (2014): Online-Bürgerbeteiligung an der Parlamentsarbeit. Vorstudie. Unter Mitarbeit von Fanselow, Carola; Kluge, Jakob; Onodera, Julia. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). Berlin.
  • Thio, Sie Liong; Oertel, Britta; Korte, Friederike; Mauer, David; Tittel, Alexander (2014): Ju-Gen-D. Junge Menschen und ihr Umgang mit ethischen, rechtlichen und sozialen Fragen der prädiktiven genetischen Diagnostik. Berlin: IZT - Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung (IZT-Text, 2-2014).
  • Knoll, Michael; Illge, Lydia; Handke, Volker; Oertel, Britta (2014): Evaluation der Projektförderung des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie in der Energieforschung, Fachbereich Energieeffizienz in Industrie, Gewerbe, Handel und Dienstleistung (IGHD) im Rahmen des 5. Energieforschungsprogramms. Endbericht. Unter Mitarbeit von Korte, Friederike; Onodera Koestner, Julia.
  • Burger, Thomas; Oertel, Britta; Illge, Lydia (2014): Service Engineering - Innovative Dienstleistungen für die energieeffiziente Stadt. In: Koch, Marco K.; McKenna, Russel (Hg.): Wettbewerb Energieeffiziente Stadt. Band 3: Methoden und Modelle. Berlin; Münster; Wien; Zürich; London: LIT (Energie und Nachhaltigkeit, 16), S. 155-164.

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  • Hilty, Lorenz M.; Oertel, Britta; Evers-Wölk, Michaela; Pärli, Kurt (2014): Locating, Tracking and Tracing. From Geographic Space to Cyberspace and Back. In: Michalek, Tomáš; Hebakova, Lenka; Hennen, Leonhard; Scherz, Constanze; Nierling, Linda; Hahn, Julia (Hg.): Technology Assessment and Policy Areas of Great Transitions. Proceedings from the PACITA 2013 conference in Prague. Prague: Technology Centre ASCR, S. 349-354.
  • Evers-Wölk, Michaela (2014): Technikfolgenabschätzung zum Gegenstand „mobile Internetnutzung von Kindern und Jugendlichen im Alter von 1 bis 16 Jahren in den kommenden 3 bis 5 Jahren“. In: i-KiZ – Zentrum für Kinderschutz im internet (Hg.): Jahresbericht, Annual Report 2014., S. 60-65.