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Projects

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How do young people think about new food trends?

What are the opportunities and risks presented by new food items, which are primarily aimed at replacing products from agricultural livestock production? The IZT project promotes objective and reflected discussions among young people on this topic. more...
2017 - 2019
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
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LogMySelf – Discourse with young people about self-measurement

From weight training to menstruation cycles – many young people see measuring and digitally recording personal data and as a common practice. The project "LogMySelf" intends to introduce adolescents to the benefits and risks of "lifelogging" and provide them with new skills in this area. more...
2017 - 2019
Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
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Risk analysis of emergency data management

The electronic health card should contain integrated medical emergency data on a voluntary basis, such as existing diagnoses. The IZT analyses together with a research partner the risks of the planned emergency data management. The new project started in April 2017. more...
2017
gematik Gesellschaft für Telematikanwendungen der Gesundheitskarte mbH
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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. more...
2017 - 2018
UIC - International Union of Railways, Paris, France
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Algorithms and digital media

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 as a member of the consortium, in cooperation with the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag. Two surveys will be conducted in correlation to this study. more...
2017 - 2018
German Bundestag/Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB)

Stakeholder-Survey among energy-efficient municipalities

The Stakeholder-Survey among participating cities in the competition "Energy-Efficient City" was part of the research accompanying the competition. more...
2016 - 2017
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
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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
IC 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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Evaluation: Online course on climate change

In the run-up to the Climate Change Conference of 2015 in Paris, the WWF started an online course about climate change. Simultaneously, the IZT obtained the assignment to evaluate this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). more...
2015 - 2016
WWF Deutschland
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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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Evaluation of energy research funding in the building sector

Again, the IZT evaluated part of the energy research funding of the Federal Government. This time, the subject is not industry, but the building sector. more...
2014 - 2015
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie

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)

Vorstudie: Online-Bürgerbeteiligung

Im Rahmen der Konsortialpartnerschaft des Büros für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag TAB) erhielt das IZT den Untersuchungsauftrag für die Vorstudie "Online-Bürgerbeteiligung an der Parlamentsarbeit". Ziel dieser Vorstudie ist, die erprobten neuen Formen der Online-Bürgerbeteiligung auszuwerten. more...
2013 - 2014
Deutscher Bundestag/Büro für Technikfolgenabschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestages (TAB)

Technikfolgenabschätzung "Kinder- und Jugendmedienschutz"

Die Kernfrage dieser Technikfolgenabschätzung lautet: "Wie werden junge User bis 16 Jahre internetfähige, mobile Geräte in den Jahren 2016 bis 2018 nutzen?" more...
2013 - 2014
LPR - Trägergesellschaft für jugendschutz.net gemeinnützige GmbH

Technikfolgen-Beratung beim Deutschen Bundestag

Das IZT ist in den Jahren 2013 bis 2018 Teil des Konsortiums, das das renommierte Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) verantwortet. more...
2013 - 2018
Deutscher Bundestag
(auf einstimmigen Beschluss des Ausschusses für Bildung, Forschung und Technikfolgenabschätzung)
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Evaluation of Federal German Energy Research Funding in Industry

IZT evaluated 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.
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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
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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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