The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) is
one of the seven scientific institutes of the European
Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).
We are located in Seville, Spain. Since 1994,
IPTS promotes and enables a better understanding of the links
between technology, economy and society. Its mission is to provide
customer-driven support to the EU policy-making
process by developing science-based responses to policy challenges
that have both a socio-economic as well as a scientific/
Our work is undertaken, mainly, at the request of other
Directorates General of the European Commission. In addition in
recent years several assignments have been carried out for the
IPTS collaborates closely with the other Institutes of the Joint
Research Centre and multiple partners across Europe.