News Archive

Two Projects Aiming to Industrialize Mycelium-Based Materials Win KIT Sustainable and Responsible Innovation Challenge 2022

The prize for the first KIT Sustainable and Responsible Innovation Challenge goes to the two research projects FIMMaterial and NEWOOD, which harness innovative materials based on mycelium (structural part of fungi) for industrial application.
During the 12-month funding period, the ARRTI-sponsored prize also includes joint reflection on possible consequences of the aforementioned project goals and the resources used, in line with the call to "do good in a good way".


New ARRTI project launched

In the project "Research and Ethics - towards a structured approach for discussing ELSI problems", a framework will be developed in order to help researchers to practically meet the requirements of ELSI problems in everyday research.


New ARRTI project launched

The new ARRTI project "Code of Ethics for Real-World Labs" seeks answers to the ethical challenges of the participatory and transformational nature of real-world lab research.

Sustainability award of GROW start-up competition conferred

Start-up "Aufklärwerk" wins the ARRTI co-financed Sustainability Award of the GROW start-up competition. Aufklärwerk is a digital platform for the mediation of social education and encounter offers.


Handbuch Technikethik

New publication in German edited by ARRTI director Rafaela Hillerbrand and head of ITAS Armin Grunwald.

KIT Sustainable Innovation Challenge

Idea for a modular battery system wins the KIT Sustainable Innovation Challenge 2021, hosted by ARRTI, and receives 6-month sponsorship.


Podcast on Climate Change

ARRTI project leader, Prof. Dr. Dr. Hillerbrand, was interviewed on her research and ARRTI.

Pilot project on participatory science

ARRTI participates in one of BMBF's pilot projects: "Wissenschaft. Zukunft. Zuhause." Scientists talk about their research on the topic of "climate and environment" in their home region and discuss with the audience.


Reflecting Technology in Academic Teaching


on teaching environmental, societal, and ethical dimensions of technological change.


Date: 2021/07/27 - 2021/07/28