Technology Assessment

Moniz, António B. "The problem definition and the research design in Technology Assessment." In Congreso Internacional en Gestión Competitiva, Tecnología y Inovación (CIGECOM 2020). online: Universidad de Querátaro, 2020.
Boavida, Nuno, António B. Moniz, Torsten Fleischer, Sophie Kuppler, Andreas Lösch, Jens Schippl, and Judith Simon. "Perspectives on Technology, Society and Innovation." TATuP - Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis 21 (2012): 92-95. AbstractWebsite

To focus on processes of scientific and technological design and on how newly designed objects are used in different ways than initially intended (“displaced”), the organizers (the Society for Social Studies on Science-4S and the European Association of Studies on Science and Technology-EASST) chose the conference theme “Design and Displacement”. The concept of design here referred to innovative processes in forming new ideas and material objects. This general idea was reflected in a multitude of sub-topics.

Moniz, António B. "Cenários sobre o futuro do trabalho: avaliação das implicações tecnológicas [Scenarios on the Future of Work: Assessment of technological implications]." In Prospetiva Estratégica – Teoria, Métodos e Casos Reais [Strategic Foresight – Theory, Methods and Real cases], edited by José Saragoça, Carlos A. Silva and Joaquim Fialho, 173-197. Lisboa: Ed. Silabo, 2018.

SynErgie – Ausrichtung von Industrieprozessen auf fluktuierende Energieversorgung (BMBF)

The SynErgie projects aims to provide, within the next ten years and in line with all legal and social aspects, all the technical and market-related preconditions to synchronize the energy demand of the German industry to a significant extent with the volatile energy supply. In this way, SynErgie contributes to the socially accepted and cost-efficient realization of the energy transition based on renewable energies. The knowledge obtained also allows Germany to evolve into an international lead provider of flexible industry processes and technologies.

Boavida, Nuno, Manuel Baumann, António Brandão Moniz, Jens Schippl, Marcel Weil, and Max Reichenbach. Technology transition towards e-mobility: technology assessment as a tool for policy design In International Colloquium of GERPISA - The International Network of the Automobile. Paris: GERPISA, 2013.
Boavida, Nuno, and António Brandão Moniz. "Technology Assessment in Non-PTA Countries: An Overview of Recent Developments in Europe." In Technology Assessment in Japan and Europe, edited by António B. Moniz and Kumi Okuwada, 75-88. Karlsruhe: KIT Scientific Publishing, 2016.

Research on Work and Technology at ITAS-KIT

Current works on work and technology focus on the functional character of technology from at least three analytical perspectives: (a) technology as a substitution for work, (b) technology as an objectification of work, and (c) technology as a socialization of work. Singular aspects of technologies in the work process which bring about new developments (e.g. to new technologies in health care) can be examined in the framework of technology assessment.