TAB im Foyer - Future technologies in focus

The event on 25.09.2019 in the foyer of the Paul-Löbe-Haus provided an opportunity for numerous members of the Bundestag and their staff to engage in conversation.
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»TAB im Foyer« - Impressions of the #TAdialogBT in the central hall of the Paul-Löbe-Haus

On 25 September 2019, members of the Bundestag had the opportunity to learn about TAB's project results and working methods and to discuss them with experts in the central hall of the Paul Löbe Building from 12:30 to 15:00.

The event was opened by Dr. Ernst Dieter Rossmann, Chairman of the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment. He thanked TAB for its almost 30 years of scientific advice and helpful expertise as well as for the consensus-oriented and cross-factional cooperation in the TA Rapporteur Group, which prepares all decisions concerning TAB.

Information boards on current TAB studies and publications - such as the recently published TAB-Sensor on health apps - offered the opportunity to learn about new technologies and their diverse interactions with society and the environment. The product innovations on display aroused particular interest among parliamentarians and day visitors to the Bundestag. For example, EOS GmbH - a leading global technology provider in 3D printing from Munich - presented products from industrial additive manufacturing: from individualized bicycle helmets and sports shoes to medical products and industrial tools. And PTS, a German new-space company, exhibited its moon car, which weighs only 30 kilograms when equipped with an all-wheel drive track with electric propulsion, tiltable solar modules, rechargeable batteries and high-resolution cameras in science quality..

According to initial reactions from participants, the new event format »TAB im Foyer« can contribute to an even better perception of the results of TAB projects in the Bundestag and their greater inclusion in the various political processes.

»TAB im Foyer«, which is planned once a year, aims to strengthen the visibility of technology assessment in parliament and the dialogue with experts on TA project results and options for action. It is aimed at all MPs and their employees, speakers from the parliamentary groups and the Bundestag administration..


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