Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Office of Technology Assessment at the German Parliament (TAB)
The Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) was created in 1990 with the objective of improving the information base of research- and technology-related advice and decision processes in the German Bundestag. The TAB is operated by the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the northern campus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (formerly Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe in the Helmholtz Association). The TAB is an organisational unit of the ITAS.
Since September 2003, the northern campus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has been cooperating with the Fraunhofer ISI in certain areas. The tasks tackled by the TAB primarily concern the design and implementation of technology assessment (TA) projects and the monitoring and analysis of important scientific and technology trends and their associated social developments. The Fraunhofer ISI is concerned with long-term technology forecasting (future reports), the analysis of international policies (policy benchmarking) and innovation developments (innovation reports).
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