Infrastructures and security

Projects relating to (critical) infrastructures and security technologies

In focus


Krisenradar -  – Resilienz von Gesellschaft, Politik und Wirtschaft durch Krisenvorhersage stärken
Crisis radar

How can the resilience of society, politics and the economy be strengthened?

Platine, grünes Blatt
On the way to Green IT?

An study concerning the energy consumption of ICT infrastructures, savings potentials and obstacles

Digitisation of critical infrastructures

Status quo, trends and best practice examples digitising municipal water and waste management

Digitale Überwachung einer Stadt in der Nacht
Observation technologies observed

An investigation into the actual benefits, consequences, and proportionality of technologized observation practices.

Autonomous weapon systems

An examination of technical aspects, ethical issues and international policy questions of Lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWs).

What happens during a blackout

Consequences of a prolonged and widespread power blackout

News on the topic
Impression während der keynote der EPTA-Konferenz 2022, disruption, Rohwer, Becker, Elsberg, Gehring, Prehn (vlnr)Technology assessment in times of multiple crises – more important than ever. A conference report

On 17 October 2022, members of parliament and scientists met for the international EPTA conference in Berlin to discuss the political and social handling of disruptions and the role of TA for parliament.

More25.10.2022 | Event | TABlog
Cover TAB-Arbeitsbericht Nr. 201: Künstliche Intelligenz und Distributed-Ledger-Technologien in der öffentlichen VerwaltungWhat are the benefits and how far are AI and DLT applications in public administration?

Against the background of international practical examples, a new TAB report and policy brief show perspectives for the successful digitisation of administration in Germany. 

Mehr25.10.2022 | Publikation
Titelbilder TKP 55-58: Maritime Landwirtschaft, urbane Seilbanen, innovative Schiffbaukonzepte, föderales Lernen (Collage)On potentials of maritime agriculture, urban cable cars, sustainable shipbuilding concepts and federal machine learning

New topic profiles from horizon scanning offer compact answers to current questions and impulses for future research and innovations.

More31.08.2022 | Publication
Cover TAB--Sensor-5: Wie schätzen Bürger/innen die Coronapandemie und ihre Folgen ein? Ergebnisse einer RepräsentativbefragungHow do citizens assess the corona pandemic and its consequences?

The results of a population-representative survey on this question are the focus of the fifth issue of the TAB-Sensor.

More15.06.2022 | Publication
Cover: Kurzstudie Nr. 1 und Fokus Nr. 29New Space - new dynamics in space travel

Commercial players are creating a momentum of innovation in space exploration by developing new technologies and business models. Our Short Study no. 1 and policy brief TAB-Fokus no. 29 provide an overview of current developments and future prospects for German space research and industry, taking particular account of new development and start-up dynamics.

More25.02.2021 | Publication
autonomous weapon systemsPublic Expert Discussion »Autonomous Weapon Systems«

On the occasion of the new TAB study, a public expert discussion took place in the German Bundestag on November 4, 2020 on technical and ethical aspects as well as on international policy issues in the context of autonomous weapons systems.

More05.11.2020 | Event

Projects on the topic

Publications on the topic

Autonomous weapon systems. TAB-Fokus
Grünwald, R.; Kehl, C.
2020, October. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000127167Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Nanotechnology. Summary
Paschen, H.; Coenen, C.; Fleischer, T.; Grünwald, R.; Oertel, D.; Revermann, C.
2003. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137618Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Possibilities for geothermal electricity generation in Germany. Summary
Paschen, H.; Oertel, D.; Grünwald, R.
2003. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137627Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Military use of space and possibilities for arms control in space. Summary
Petermann, T.; Coenen, C.; Grünwald, R.
2003. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137626Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Thermonuclear fusion. Summary
Grunwald, A.; Grünwald, R.; Oertel, D.; Paschen, H.
2002. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137651Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document