Central aim of organisation
Research of impacts of new technologies, policy advice
Briefly describe your organisation
The Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA) performs inter-disciplinary scientific research at the interface of technology and society. Its work focuses on development trends, on societal consequences and on options for shaping technological change. The research results provide the basis for giving advice to decision-makers.
Technology assessment aims to develop insights into the societal consequences of new technologies in order to be able to shape the structural conditions for technological change, societal benefit from technological progress should be maximised while avoiding negative impacts.
ITA investigates the applications of new technologies in their societal context. The analysis of technological and social conditions, of risks and opportunities provides the basis for developing technological and organisational design alternatives and regulatory options.
Please visit our homepage http://www.oeaw.ac.at/ita/ for more information on our research projects and publications.
Research & Development
| - E-Government |
- Ambient Assisted Living (Services for the Elderly)
- ICT Applications for Health
- IT Security and Encryption
- Smart Cards and Access Systems
- E-Publishing, Digital Content
- Usability Engineering
| - Network Security |
- Pervasive Computing
- Man-Machine Interaction
- Artificial Intelligence
- Data Mining
- Design & Methods for Nanoelectronics
- Equipment & Materials for Nanoelectronics