Comparative Table of Parliamentary TA Institutions
AUSTRIA - THE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
1985, a small working party was founded at the Institute for
Socio-Economic Development Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences
(ÖAW) around Ernst Braun, formerly the head of the Technology Policy
Unit (University of Aston), giving rise on 1.1.1988 to the Technology
Assessment Unit (FTB), which later, on 1.1.1994, became the Institute
of Technology Assessment (Institut für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung, ITA).
Ernst Braun left Austria as director in 1991, and was succeeded first
by Gunther Tichy and then, in 2006, by Michael Nentwich. The ITA is an
associate member of EPTA and a founder member of the NTA (network of
the German speaking TA community).