Austrian daily Die Presse has nominated ITA sociologist Alexander Bogner as "Austrian of the Year" in the category research. The whole team congratulates him! During the Covid crisis, Bogner gained recgonitian as a voice of science, always arguing for a better understanding between the public and political officials.
There is a lot going on in the field of nanotechnology in Austria and also at ITA. Cutting-edge developments, such as the use of so-called nanocarriers in medicine and agriculture, as well as risk management of nanomaterials throughout Europe will take center stage at this year's NanoTrust conference in September.
Innovation is more than just technology - a series of OECD reports underlines the role of foresight and dialogue for innovation processes. The ITA's NanoTrust project is cited as one of several globally selected examples of successful regulatory policy. ITA researcher Ulrike Bechtold was interviewed on the topic of public participation.
"Infrastructures of the Future", ITA's first live conference since 2019, was a complete success with over 100 motivated participants. "I am very happy to finally be back in Vienna," said ITAS Director Armin Grunwald, keynotes came from Cordula Kropp and Stine Lomborg.
Digital transformation brings progress and acceleration. We as a society depend increasingly on it. An ITA study has looked at the connections between the digital transformation and the vulnerability of societal infrastructures and reveals considerable areas of tension.