Interdisciplinary Infrastructures

Participatory and transdisciplinary research for and with society needs interfaces where different stakeholders can work together. These can be meeting places as well as scientific infrastructures or digital platforms. The following list shows KIT facilities and locations that are also open to other researchers and are particularly relevant to the topics of the KIT Center for Humans and Technology.

MobiLabPia Laborgne

Contact: David Huber (


Adress: Stationed at Campus Ost


Opening Hours: upon request


Involved Centres and Institutes: H&T, ITAS


The "MobiLab" was created in 2021 as a mobile participation lab in the form of a tiny house through a cooperation of the research group "Karlsruhe Transformation Center for Sustainability and Cultural Change" at ITAS and the KIT-Center Humans and Technology. It represents a platform for the exchange of science and society and can be used for various forms of participatory research, citizen science, science communication as well as for participation and dialogue with society.

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Karlsruher Decision and Design Lab (KD2Lab)

Ansprechpartner: Anke Greif-Winzrieth (


Adress: Fritz-Erler-Straße 1-3


Opening Hours: upon request


Involved Centres and Institutes: IISM, ECON, IBU, AIFB, IfSS, IPEK


The DFG-funded Karlsruhe Decision & Design Lab (KD²Lab) in the heart of Karlsruhe is one of the world's largest computer-based experimental laboratories. With its excellent infrastructure for economic, neuro- and psycho-physiological experiments in a highly controlled environment, it offers optimal conditions for interdisciplinary and internationally recognized cutting-edge research, particularly in the fields of human decision-making behavior, human-machine interaction and social interaction.



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Adresse: Kaiserstraße 93


The TRIANGEL Transfer | Kultur | Raum enables an exchange between science, society and economy in the heart of Karlsruhe’s city center and beyond. It serves as an advisory and implementing partner in the realization of cross-cutting transfer formats for various target groups and topics, as well as partner in funding projects. Providing an open and vibrant space, TRIANGEL is a dynamic hub where people can come together to collaborate, learn, and innovate.

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Adress: Online platform


Involved Centres and Institutes: IISM, IBU, AIFB, IfSS, ECON


In the project, scientists from five economic and social science institutes at KIT are researching and developing methods and infrastructures for research with the participation of citizens.

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Future Space for Sustainability and Science



Adress: Rintheimer Straße 46, 76131 Karlsruhe


Opening Hours: Tue - Thu 14.00 – 18.00


Involved Centres and Institutes: ITAS


The Future Space for Sustainability and Science (Rintheimer Str. 46) is an interface between science and citizens. It is an offer from the real-world laboratory "Disctric Future - Urban Lab" to anyone who wants to pursue ideas for the sustainable transformation of all areas of life. Seminars, workshops, lectures and exhibitions are regularly held at the "Future Space", especially on the topic of sustainable neighborhood development, also by local cooperation partners. It can be used to hold events for research, teaching and innovation in the spirit of sustainable development.


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Adress: Karlstraße 9, 76133 Karlsruhe


Opening Hours: Tue – Thu  11.00 – 15.00


Involved Centres and Institutes: ITAS


Whether it's the energy transition, artificial intelligence or the future of mobility, many of the interdisciplinary topics being researched at KIT directly affect the lives of citizens. In order to further intensify the dialog between science and society in Karlsruhe, "Karl9 - Wissenschaftslokal für Technik und Gesellschaft" was opened in Karlstraße in April 2024. Events for up to 20 people and exhibitions can be held in Karl9, and the flexible and barrier-free store can also be used for participative formats in which citizens can directly contribute their knowledge and perspectives on technology topics.

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