Dr.

About

Ulrike Bechtold holds a masters degree and a PhD in Human Ecology. In 2007, she joined the ITA where she is currently working in the area of sustainability and technology. The main topics of her work embrace ambient and active assisted living (AAL), participatory approaches and climate technologies. Central to her methodology are the development of sustainability options, requirements for sustainability processes, and participatory approaches to investigate the crossroads between man, nature and technology.

Education

Bechtold studied biology and anthropology with a special focus on human ecology at the University of Vienna and at the Freije Universiteit of Brussels (Belgium). Her thesis focused on the evaluation of an Austrian DA-Project dealing with sustainable freshwater use in Quetzaltenango, the second largest city of Guatemala. In 2007 she completed her PhD which was about societal transitions towards sustainability in a peruvian village. In addition, she is a certified mediator.

Experience

From 2003 to 2007 Bechtold was a PhD research assistant for the Human Ecology working group of the University of Vienna, with special attention on transition studies, societal transition and local sustainability. Bechtold teaches Human Ecology at the University of Vienna (since 2004) and at the MODUL University, Vienna (since 2010). 

Further experience: In 2012 worked with Innova, SPA in Rome in the course of the Marie Curie project Value Ageing. From 10/2015 to 3/2016 Bechtold was working for the Danish Board of Technology (DBT) on a citizen consultation for the Human Brain Project. At the same time she worked for Innovendo in Vienna.

Projects

TA Projects

TA Projects

Selected Publications

Her publicaton list encompasses numerous articles on participation and autonomous ageing.

New book "DiaLogbuch Altern" published in June 2016!

Refereed Contributions

Refereed Contributions

  • Gudowsky, N., Bechtold, U., Peissl, W., & Sotoudeh Mahshid,. (2021). Democratising utopian thought in participatory agenda setting. European Journal Of Futures Research, 9,5, 11. doi:10.1186/s40309-021-00174-3
  • Bechtold, U., & Capari, L. (2020). Paternalistic Rather than Assistive? Concepts and Social Attributions of Older Adults Represented in Active Assisted Living Technology Project Descriptions. Gerontechnology 2019, 18, 193-207. doi:10.4017/gt.2019.18.4.001.00
  • Gudowsky, N., Bechtold Ulrike,, Capari Leo,, & Sotoudeh Mahshid,. (2019). Wrinkles and Smiles — What is Good Aging? A Technology Assessment Perspective. Obm Geriatrics, 3, 26. doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902058
  • Belviso, C., Hasenauer, R., & Bechtold, U. (2018). Socially Assistive Robots Diffusion in Elderly Care: A Pre-Adoption Study Through Agent-Based Modeling. Journal Of Strategic Innovation And Sustainability, 13, 58-75.
  • Gudowsky, N., Sotoudeh, M., Bechtold, U., & Peissl, W. (2017). Contributing to an European imaginary of democratic education by engaging multiple actors in shaping responsible research agendas. Special Issue 'Participatory Methods for Information Society'. Public Philosophy & Democratic Education, 5, 29-50. doi:10.14746/fped.2016.5.2.20
  • Bechtold, U., Fuchs, D., & Gudowsky, N. (2017). Introduction: Imagining socio-technical futures – challenges and opportunities for technology assessment. Journal Of Responsible Innovation, 4, 85-99. doi:10.1080/23299460.2017.1364617
  • Bechtold, U., Capari, L., & Gudowsky, N. (2017). Futures of ageing and technology – comparing different actors’ prospective views. Journal Of Responsible Innovation, 4, 157-176. doi:10.1080/23299460.2017.1360721
  • Gänsbauer, A., Bechtold, U., & Wilfing, H. (2016). SoFISHticated policy-social perspectives on the fish conflict in the Northeast Atlantic. Marine Policy, 93-103.
  • Gudowsky, N., & Bechtold, U. (2013). The Role of Information in Public Participation. Journal Of Public Deliberation, 9, Art. 3. Retrieved from http://www.publicdeliberation.net/jpd/vol9/iss1/art3
  • Bechtold, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (2013). Assistive technologies: Their development from a technology assessment perspective. Gerontechnology, 11, 521-533. doi:10.4017/gt.2013.11.4.015.00
  • Gudowsky, N., Peissl, W., Sotoudeh, M., & Bechtold, U. (2012). Forward-looking activities: incorporating citizens´ visions. Poiesis & Praxis. doi:10.1007/s10202-012-0121-6
  • Kastenhofer, K., Bechtold, U., & Wilfing, H. (2011). Sustaining sustainability science: The role of established inter-disciplines. Ecological Economics, 70/4, 835-843. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800910005033
  • Bechtold, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (2008). Participative Approaches for “Technology and Autonomous Living”. In K. Miesenberger (Ed.), ICCHP 2008, Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS 5105 (pp. 78-81). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
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Articles/Book contributions

Articles/Book contributions

  • Allhutter, D., Bechtold, U., Gaszó, A., Gudowsky, N., Pavlicek, A., Sinozic, T., Sotoudeh, M., Strauss, S., & Torgersen, H. (2019). Mission Control?. Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie Und Praxis, 79-80. Retrieved from https://www.tatup.de/index.php/tatup/issue/view/96/99
  • Bechtold, U. (2019). Technologies in care for older people. In Swedish Parliament/ERS (Ed.), EPTA report 2019 (pp. 18-24). Stockholm. Retrieved from https://eptanetwork.org/images/documents/minutes/EPTA_report_2019.pdf
  • Gudowsky, N., Peissl, W., Bechtold, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (2018). Bedürfnisorientierte Forschung, Technologie und Innovation – Eine europaweite Multiakteurskonsultation zu Horizon 2020. (M. Decker, Lindner, R., Lingner, S., Scherz, C., & Sotoudeh, M., Eds.), NTA7 Proceedings: "Grand Challenges" meistern – der Beitrag der Technikfolgenabschätzung. Baden-Baden: Nomos – edition sigma. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5771/9783845283562-11
  • Aichholzer, G., Bechtold, U., Čas, J., Peissl, W., & Sotoudeh, M. (2017). Aktuelle Bücher aus dem ITA. Tatup – Technikfolgenabschätzung In Theorie Und Praxis, 26, 87-88. Retrieved from http://www.tatup.de/?journal=tatup&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=36&path%5B%5D=86
  • Gudowsky, N., Bechtold, U., Drobics, M., Hlauschek, W., Em, R., Miffek, G., Frohner, U., & Ruppe, G. (2016). Technik in Betreuung, Unterstützung und Pflege. In U. Bechtold, Waibel, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (Eds.), DiaLogbuch AAL – Dialoge zu Active and Assisted Living (pp. 23-70). Wien: OCG. Retrieved from https://shop.ocg.at/de/books/dialogbuch-aal.html
  • Sotoudeh, M., Bechtold, U., Stamm, T., Aschacher, N., Zagler, W., Čas, J., & Zilker, M. (2016). Innovation und Alter. In U. Bechtold, Waibel, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (Eds.), DiaLogbuch AAL – Dialoge zu Active and Assisted Living (pp. 71-114). Wien: OCG. Retrieved from https://shop.ocg.at/de/books/dialogbuch-aal.html
  • Waibel, U., Bechtold, U., Rainer, K., Capari, L., Scheitz, W., Hartmann, R., Hexelschneider, A., & Zimmermann, K. (2016). Netzwerke & Know-How. In U. Bechtold, Waibel, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (Eds.), DiaLogbuch AAL – Dialoge zu Active and Assisted Living (pp. 115-156). Wien: OCG. Retrieved from https://shop.ocg.at/de/books/dialogbuch-aal.html
  • Gazsó, A., Bechtold, U., Rauhala, M., Čas, J., Benischke, C., Pfabigan, D., Dayé, G., Meinhard-Schiebel, B., & Fatzi, K. (2016). Ethik. In U. Bechtold, Waibel, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (Eds.), DiaLogbuch AAL – Dialoge zu Active and Assisted Living (pp. 203-246). Wien: OCG. Retrieved from https://shop.ocg.at/de/books/dialogbuch-aal.html
  • Bechtold, U. (2016). Kultur des Alterns: Wie man lebt, so altert man. In U. Bechtold, Waibel, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (Eds.), DiaLogbuch AAL – Dialoge zu Active and Assisted Living (pp. 247-260). Wien: OCG. Retrieved from https://shop.ocg.at/de/books/dialogbuch-aal.html
  • Gudowsky, N., Bechtold, U., Capari, L., & Sotoudeh, M. (2016). Participatory Foresight. Experiences with a Qualitative Demand-Side Approach. (C. Scherz, Michalek, T., Hennen, L., Hebáková, L., Hahn, J., & Seitz, S., Eds.). Prague: Technology Centre ASCR. Retrieved from http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/ita/pacita/pacita-2015-conference-proceedings.pdf
  • Bechtold, U., & Wilfing, H. (2016). Limits of Public Participation for Complex Policy Problems. Individual Freedom vs. Common Interest in the Context of Building Wind Energy Farms. (C. Scherz, Michalek, T., Hennen, L., Hebáková, L., Hahn, J., & Seitz, S., Eds.). Prague: Technology Centre ASCR. Retrieved from http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/ita/pacita/pacita-2015-conference-proceedings.pdf
  • Bechtold, U. (2016). Values or Technologies – Chicken or Egg? Aspects of Mutual Dependencies between Values and (Assistive) Technologies. (C. Scherz, Michalek, T., Hennen, L., Hebáková, L., Hahn, J., & Seitz, S., Eds.). Prague: Technology Centre ASCR. Retrieved from http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/ita/pacita/pacita-2015-conference-proceedings.pdf
  • Gudowsky, N., Sotoudeh, M., Capari, L., & Bechtold, U. (2015). Ein Schritt vor der Innovation. Eine partizipative vorausschauende Studie zu selbstbestimmtem Leben im Alter. In A. Bogner, Decker, M., & Sotoudeh, M. (Eds.), Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS) (Tran.), Responsible Innovation – Neue Impulse für die Technikfolgenabschätzung? (pp. 241-249). Baden-Baden: Nomos/edition sigma.
  • Bechtold, U., Fuchs, D., & Gudowsky, N. (2015). Zukünfte und Technologieentwicklung – Wechselseitige Beeinflussung als Herausforderung für die Technikfolgenabschätzung. Bericht von der TA’15-Jahrestagung „Zukunft, Macht, Technik“, Institut für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung an der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 24, 121-124. Retrieved from https://www.tatup-journal.de/tatup153_beua15a.php
  • Bechtold, U., & Wilfing, H. (2014). Freiheit und Verantwortung – Gedanken über den Freiheitsbegriff im Spannungsfeld nachhaltiger Entwicklung. Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter, 3-4, 549-560.
  • Fieder, M., Bechtold, U., & Wilfing, H. (2014). The Demographics of Aging in China and Europe – An Evolutionary Demographic Approach. In W. Mazal (Ed.), Austria and China: Societies in Change. Demographic and Economic Challenges (pp. 17-26). Wien: NWV Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag.
  • Wilfing, H., & Bechtold, U. (2012). The role of visualisation within sustainability evaluation processes. In M. Sedlacko & Martinuzzi, A. (Eds.), Governance for Evaluation by Sustainable Development: Institutional Capacities and Learning (pp. 285-303). Cheltenham(UK)/Northampton(MA/USA): Edward Elgar.
  • Bechtold, U., Ornetzeder, M., & Sotoudeh, M. (2012). WWViews in Austria – reflecting a citizen consultation project from a Technology Assessment perspective. In M. Rask, Worthington, R., & Lammi, M. (Eds.), Citizen Participation in Global Environmental Governance (pp. 107-122). London: Earthscan Publications.
  • Rauhala, M., & Bechtold, U. (2011). Ethische Aspekte bei der Forschung und Entwicklung von assistiven Technologien. In V. Moser-Siegmeth & Aumayr, G. (Eds.), Alter und Technik – Theorie und Praxis (pp. 143-154). Wien: Facultas.
  • Bechtold, U., Ornetzeder, M., & Sotoudeh, M. (2009). Klimagipfel der WeltbürgerInnen - Ein Projekt zur UN-Klimakonferenz 2009. Gaia, 343 ff.Retrieved from http://www.oekom.de/zeitschriften/gaia/archiv/archive/heft/427.html

Books/Editorships

Books/Editorships

  • Bechtold, U., Fuchs, D., & Gudowsky, N. (Eds.). (2017). JRI Special Issue: ‘Into the Wild: Futures and Responsibilities in Technology Assessment’ (p. 215). Taylor & Francis. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tjri20/4/2?nav=tocList
  • Bechtold, U., Waibel, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (Eds.). (2016). DiaLogbuch AAL – Dialoge zu Active and Assistive Living. DiaLogbuch AAL – Dialoge zu Active and Assistive Living (p. 287). Wien: OCG. Retrieved from https://shop.ocg.at/de/books/dialogbuch-aal.html
  • Arbter, K., & Bechtold, U. (Eds.). (2009). Handbuch Strategische Umweltprüfung - Die Umweltprüfung von Politiken, Plänen und Programmen. Handbuch Strategische Umweltprüfung. Die Umweltprüfung von Politiken, Plänen und Programmen (3. überarbeitete, stark erweiterte Auflage) (p. 306). Wien: Verlag der ÖAW. Retrieved from http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/Handbuch-SUP
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Research Reports

Research Reports

  • Bechtold, U., Fuchs, D., & Borrmann, V. (2020). Collection of the GoNano policy and industry briefs Suggestions for realizing RRI conditions in nanotechnology research and innovation (GoNano Deliverable 5.5). Retrieved from http://gonano-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/GoNano-D5.5.pdf
  • Bechtold, U., Fuchs, D., & Borrmann, V. (2020). Collection of the GoNano white papers. Suggestions for realizing RRI conditions in nanotechnology research and innovation (GoNano Deliverable 5.3) (p. 109). Wien. Retrieved from http://gonano-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/D5.3-Three-white-papers-with-suggestion-for-realising-RRI-conditions-in-nanotechnology-RI.pdf
  • Bechtold, U., Fuchs, D., Azoulay, D., Corentin, D., Pimponi, D., & Porcari, A. (2019). Risk Governance and Research and Innovation priorities in nanotechnologies. Update on regulatory contexts and current political developments an briefing report for GoNano white papers (Deliverable 5.2) (p. 118). Wien. Retrieved from http://gonano-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/D5.2-Second-briefing-report-on-the-nanotechnology-RI-policy-context-as-input-to-developing-the-GoNano-white-papers.pdf
  • VCÖ,. (2019). Rebound- und Seiten-Effekte im Verkehrssystem (Ko-Autorin: Ulrike Bechtold) (p. 40). Wien. Retrieved from https://www.vcoe.at/publikationen/vcoe-schriftenreihe-mobilitaet-mit-zukunft/detail/rebound-und-seiten-effekte-im-verkehrssystem
  • Bechtold, U., Fuchs, D., & Bauer, A. (2018). Method and manuals for the pilot studies towards a GONANO co-creation approcach (GoNano Deliverable 2.1) (p. 118). Wien. Retrieved from http://gonano-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2.1.pdf
  • Gudowsky, N., Bechtold, U., & Peissl, W. (2016). Report on the research and policy consultation. National Report on Austria – WP3 for the EU-project CIMULACT – Citizen and Multi-Actor Consultation on Horizon 2020. Vienna.
  • Gudowsky, N., Bechtold, U., & Peissl, W. (2016). National Citizen Vision Workshop. National Report on Austria – WP1 for the EU-project CIMULACT – Citizen and Multi-Actor Consultation on Horizon 2020. Vienna. doi:/10.1553/ita-pb
  • Biegelbauer, P., Fröhlich, J., Nentwich, M., Peissl, W., Schaper-Rinkel, P., Bechtold, U., Kubecko, K., & Ornetzeder, M. (2016). Acht aktuelle Themen mit hoher parlamentarischer Relevanz und großer Reichweite im Parlament; Ergänzender Bericht zum Projekt F&TA (p. 36). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ITA-pb-e29-2
  • Bechtold, U., Gudowsky, N., Sotoudeh, M., & Guache, C. (2015). Training material and prompting material – Manual National Citizen Vision Workshops. Deliverable D1.1 for the EU-project CIMULACT – Citizen and Multi-Actor Consultation on Horizon 2020. Vienna.
  • Capari, L., Sotoudeh, M., & Bechtold, U. (2015). Teleassistenz in einer alternden Gesellschaft. Von gedachten Szenarien zu realen Empfehlungen (PACITA Kurzbericht) (p. 31). doi:/10.1553/ITA-pb-e25-3
  • Bechtold, U., & Tingas, A. (2012). Scenario Analysis Report; Deliverable 5.3 of the Marie Curie Project Value Ageing (p. 106). Wien. Retrieved from http://www.valueageing.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/D5.3_Scenario_analysis_report.pdf
  • Bechtold, U., Ornetzeder, M., Sotoudeh, M., & Thom, P. (2010). World-Wide Views on Global Warming Austria – Ein Prozess Partizipativer Technikfolgenabschätzung am Beispiel Globaler Erwärmung (p. 111). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ITA-pb-d36
  • Bechtold, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (2008). Participatory approaches for technology and autonomous living – Project Report 'pTA Aging' (p. 58). Wien. doi:/10.553/ITA-pb-d34
  • Nentwich, M., Bechtold, U., & Ornetzeder, M. (2008). Future Search & Assessment "Energie und EndverbraucherInnen" (p. 82). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ITA-pb-d33
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Conference Papers/Speeches

Conference Papers/Speeches

  • 11/03/2008 , Wien
    Wilfing, H. Bechtold, U.
    The role of visualisation within sustainability evaluation approaches
    Easy-Eco Conference
    Other Lecture
  • 05/03/2008 , Wels
    Ornetzeder, M. Bechtold, U. Nentwich, M.
    What Do People Think? Participatory Future Search & Assessment Conference on the Austrian Energy Research Agenda
    World Sustainable Energy Days 2008
    Other Lecture
  • 22/02/2008 , Berlin
    Bechtold, U. Nentwich, M. Ornetzeder, M.
    Participatory energy research policy: The case of a Future Search & Assessment conference in Austria
    Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change/International Conference of the Social-Ecological Research Programme
    Other Lecture
  • 26/11/2007 , Wien
    Nentwich M., Bechtold U., Ornetzeder M., Ertl B., Granitz E., Putner R.
    Energieforschung aus Sicht österreichischer Bürgerinnen und Bürger. Ergebnisse eines intensiven Wochenendes.
    Energie und Endverbraucher im Spannungsfeld zwischen Technologieinnovation und Lebensstil
    Other Lecture
  • 28/09/2007 , Wien
    Bechtold, U.
    Sustainability and Environmental Mediation – precondition or contradiction?
    2007 Mediation goes Europe Conference
    Other Invited Lecture
  • 03/07/2007 , Queensland
    Bechtold, U., Wilfing, H.
    Indicators and what else - emergent properties as touchstones for sustainability processes
    ANZSEE Conference "Re-inventing Sustainability: A climate for change"
    Other Lecture

Short Articles

Short Articles

  • Bechtold, U., Ornetzeder, M., Sotoudeh, M., Aichholzer, G., Kastenhofer, K., Latzer, M., Nentwich, M., Peissl, W., Torgersen, H., & Winkler, R. (2007). Technikfolgenäbschätzung zwischen Inter- und Transdisziplinarität, 2-7. Retrieved from http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/ita/ita-newsletter/NL0607.pdf#2
  • Sotoudeh, M., & Bechtold, U. (2007). Ist Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligung gleich Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligung, 16. Retrieved from http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/ita/ita-newsletter/NL0607.pdf#16
  • Bechtold, U. (2007). Partizipative Energieforschungspolitik, 3. Retrieved from http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/ita/ita-newsletter/NL0907.pdf#3
  • Bechtold, U. (2007). BürgerInnen erarbeiten Empfehlungen zum Thema "Energie und EndverbraucherInnen", 2-3. Retrieved from http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/ita/ita-newsletter/NL1207.pdf#2

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

  • ITA [Hrsg.],, Bechtold, U., Fuchs, D., & Borrmann, V. (2021). Gender and Diversity in (Nano)Tech Development ITA Dossier No.54en, (June 2021; Authors: Ulrike Bechtold, Daniela Fuchs, Vera Borrmann). Wien. doi:10.1553/ita-doss-054en
  • ITA [Hrsg.],, Bechtold, U., Fuchs, D., & Borrmann, V. (2021). Ko-Kreation: Ein Prozess mit Herausforderungen ITA-Dossier Nr. 56 (Juni 2021; Autorinnen: Ulrike Bechtold, Daniela Fuchs, Vera Borrmann). Wien. doi:10.1553/ita-doss-056
  • ITA [Hrsg.],. (2021). Technology for older adults: Interaction instead of sensors ITA Dossier No.53en (March 2021; Author: Ulrike Bechtold). Wien. doi:10.1553/ita-doss-053en
  • ITA [Hrsg.],. (2021). Gender und Diversität in der (Nano-)Technik-Entwicklung ITA-Dossier Nr. 54 (März 2021; Autorinnen: Ulrike Bechtold, Daniela Fuchs). Wien. doi:10.1553/ita-doss-054
  • ITA [Hrsg.],. (2021). Alltagshilfen für Älterne: Beziehung statt Sensor ITA-Dossier Nr. 53 (März 2021; AutorIn: Ulrike Bechtold). Wien. doi:10.1553/ita-doss-053
  • ITA [Hrsg.],. (2014). How technology can support the ageing society. ITA dossier no. 12en (October 2014; Authors: Niklas Gudowsky, Ulrike Bechtold). Wien. doi:10.1553/ita-doss-012en
  • ITA [Hrsg.],. (2014). Wie Technik Älteren helfen kann. ITA-Dossier Nr. 12 (Oktober 2014; AutorInnen: Niklas Gudowsky, Ulrike Bechtold). Wien. doi:10.1553/ita-doss-012
  • Bechtold, U., Capari, L., Kastenhofer, K., & Wilfing, H. (2013). Ecological Economics and the role of participation within Ecological Economics – a comparison via network analysis of keywords. In: Book of Abstracts – ESEE 2013 (Ecological Economics and Institutional Dynamics – 10th biennal conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics; 21.06.2013, Lille), S. 589. Retrieved from http://esee2013.sciencesconf.org/conference/esee2013/boa_en.pdf
  • Bechtold, U., Gazsó, A., & Sotoudeh, M. (2008). Was ist Risiko?. Wien: ÖAW. Retrieved from http://www.oeaw.ac.at/home/thema/thema_200812_2.html
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