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Innovation and Technology

Brief description

Social and technical innovations can make an important contribution to sustainable development. Social innovations frequently prove to be the prerequisite for implementing technical innovations but also often go much further. The IÖW assesses new technologies in terms of sustainability. In the process, we take account of the technical, social, economic as well as ecological opportunities and risks of these technologies and highlight structuring possibilities. A particular concern of ours is to embed sustainable technologies in political and market contexts.