History

Time line

1985

Technoloogy assessment working group as part of a pre-existing research institute, the latter being renamed Institute for Socio-Economic development, Resarch and Technology Assessment (ISET), Director: Ernest Braun

1987

Foundation of the Technology Assessment Commission

Conversion into the Technology Assessment Unit (TAU)

1991

New Director: Gunter Tichy

1993

Associate member of European Parliamentary Technology Assessment (EPTA)

1994

Conversion and renaming as Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA)

2001

Organisation of the institute's first international TA conference (TA'01)

2004

Founding member of the German-speaking Network Technology Assessment (NTA)

2005

Symposium "20 Years TA in Austria" (TA'05)

2006

New Director: Michael Nentwich

Spin-off of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) group, foundation of a Ludwig Boltzmann Institute

2008

Local organisation of the 3rd conference of the Network Technology Assessment NTA3 together with TA'08

1st meeting of the new international Scientific Advisory Board

2009

ITA becomes part of the European Technology Assessment Group (ETAG) for the European Parliament

2013

ITA becomes full member in the European Parliamentary Technology Assessment (EPTA) network

Further reading: W. Peissl and M. Nentwich: Twenty Years Technology Assessment in Austria (2005) (in German)