Baumann coordinates a sub-program of EERA

Dr. Manuel Baumann holds a PhD on Technology Assessment at Uni Nova Lisbon and is researcher at ITAS Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and also at the Observatory of Technology Assessment of CICS.NOVA. He was appointed as coordinator of the Sub-programme 6 on Energy Storage: Techno-Economics and Sustainability of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA). The EERA was founded in 2011 and involves the most relevant energy research institution.

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PRISMA is an EC project that aims to help companies to better integrate Responsible innovation in their innovation process and business practices.

A project that involves the collaboration of the PhD student Maria João Maia included in the KIT team.

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OAT is now member of ETAG

The Observatory of Technology Assessment, unit of the research centre CICS.NOVA, is now member of the European Technology Assessment Group (ETAG).

Since October 2005 a group of European scientific institutes - with the Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany as the leading partner - has been providing scientific services for the European Parliament on social, environmental and economic aspects of new technological and scientific developments.

Thesis of Manuel Baumann (KIT) defended

Manuel Baumann was our student since 2013 and recently defended his thesis on "Battery storage systems as balancing option in intermittent renewable energy systems - A transdisciplinary approach under the frame of Constructive Technology Assessment" with a very high success. The thesis was supervised by Dr.-Ing. Marcel Weil (KIT) and the main examiners were Prof. Dr. Manuel Costa Matos (University of Porto) and Prof. Dr. Guy Fournier (Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences). The other members of the jury were Prof. Dr. Manuel Laranja (University of Lisbon) Prof. Dr.

Constructive Technology Assessment approaches and emerging technology fields

Dr. Douglas Robinson (Teqnode and Univ. Paris-Est) will provide a conference at Faculty of Sciences and Technology of Univ. NOVA Lisbon-UNL next 27th March 2017, on Caparica Campus, from 10h until 12h30m. The topic of lecture will be about "Constructive Technology Assessment approaches and emerging technology fields: dynamics and interactions".

The conference will have the support of the Doctoral Programme of UNL, from CICS.NOVA, Univ. Paris-Est and ITAS-Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Restructuring of the PhD program approved at DCSA

The DCSA Department Council approved the proposal for restructuring the doctoral programme on TA. It includes a reduction in the number of compulsory disciplines, and the introduction of national and international cooperation tracks:

  1. The Joint Doctoral Initiative with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  2. The track on "Health Technology Assessment"
  3. The track on "Governance of Technology Assessment" with the University of Liège

Michael Decker new Head of Division at KIT

ITAS Director and PhD theses supervisor at FCT-UNL took over leading position at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The Professor of Technology Assessment wants to keep close contact with the Institute and the scientific TA community.

Michael Decker becomes Chairman of VDI Advisory Board

Michael Decker becomes Chairman of VDI Advisory Board

The Association of German Engineers (VDI) has elected the Professor of Technology Assessment and Deputy Head of ITAS-KIT as Chairman of the Advisory Board "Society and Technology".