The Karlsruhe Transformation Center for Sustainability and Cultural Change (KAT) combines research, education, consulting and process support. It designs, researches and accompanies your development towards a culture of sustainability. The goal is to build bridges together to overcome social boundaries, individual interests and outdated structures.
Leaving the old behind and daring the new, for a future worth living in.
Building on the experience, expertise and structures of the real-world lab Quartier Zukunft - Labor Stadt (District Future - Urban Lab) launched in 2012, the Karlsruhe Transformation Center is one of the first of its kind in the world. It operates at the interface of science and society and participatively develops and communicates knowledge and expertise for social change. The Karlsruhe Transformation Center operates a real-world lab as well as various research and transformation projects. In addition, it advises municipalities, companies and organizations and accompanies them into a sustainable future. The institutional background of the KAT is the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
The "Quartier Zukunft - Labor Stadt" is a real-world lab in Karlsruhe's Oststadt district. As a contact point for the population, for politics and science, it investigates the question: How can we live well in the city today and tomorrow, while taking care of our fellow human beings, the environment and posterity?More
A real-world lab is a transdisciplinary research and development facility. Science and society work together on sustainable solutions. This video from "Quartier Zukunft" shows exactly how to move from knowledge to action (in German).More
Das KIT erhält den „Nationalen Preis – Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung“ für herausragende Bildungsinitiativen. Ausschlaggebend waren nicht zuletzt einige Angebote vom KAT, wie das mobile Partizipationslabor MobiLab.Mehr erfahren
Register now for the Reallabor conference. The two-day event will take place on June 2 & 3, 2022 at Karlsruhe's "Südwerk" and is aimed at researchers and practitioners, urban and regional developers, transformers, visionaries and interested parties.
As part of the Spring Days, the Mobile Participation Lab (MobiLab) will make a stop at KIT Campus South from March 28 to April 1. Stop by and get to know the MobiLab, take part in an excursion, or test a cargo bike.More