ITA – Innovation and Technology Analysis
Via ITA the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports interdisciplinary surveys about innovation potentials and technological developments, about their chances and risks and about their economical, ecological and social effects. This aims at identifying areas of technological progress favoured by the society, depicting design potentials and pointing out the scope of possible actions. Additionally the ITA-surveys are designed to detect the untapped potentials of new technologies and to develop innovative solutions for possible risks. The VDI/VDE-IT is the project executing organization for ITA.