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04: The Efficiency of RTI Investments

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Due to ever scarcer national budgets the discussion about evaluating research inputs to measure output efficiency is intensifying. The resources allocated for R&D increasingly have to be connected to measurable effects and performances. In addition, public subsidies have to be legitimised through economic returns higher than those of other potential recipient projects. Research has to face this challenge as well. In times when rankings become more and more important this poses the question of how research can be evaluated meaningfully and how input and output can be compared in a useful way.

Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
Head, Department Country Innovation Policy Reviews, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
Director, WPZ - Economic Policy Center, and Professor for Public Economics, University of St.Gallen
Program Director, Science of Science and Innovation Policy, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
Member of the Austrian National Council, Green Party; Chair, Parliamentary Committee on Research, Innovation and Technology, Vienna
Management Consultant; Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development, Vienna
Adviser, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development, Vienna

Dr. Wolfgang BURTSCHER

Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels

 Wolfgang Burtscher is Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.
 An Austrian national, Wolfgang Burtscher acted before joining DG Research and Innovation as a Director in DG Agriculture of the European Commission since 2000. Before his Commission career Mr Burtscher was representative of the Länder at the Austrian Permanent Representation to the EU. From 1992 to 1996 he was Director of European Affairs in the Vorarlberg administration. Previously, from 1990 to 1992, he was a legal advisor at the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Geneva, at the time of negotiations on the European Economic Area (EEA). He focused particularly on the free circulation of goods and capital and on competition issues. Between 1983-1990 he was a lecturer in International and European Law at the University of Innsbruck. Wolfgang Burtscher holds a doctorate in law and also has a qualification from the Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales in Nice.

Mag. Gernot HUTSCHENREITER

Head, Department Country Innovation Policy Reviews, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

 Trained as an economist at the University of Vienna Gernot Hutschenreiter joined the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) in 1989. From 1998 to 2002 he served as Deputy Director of WIFO. At the international level he has worked as a consultant for a number of organisations such as UNIDO, the OECD and the European Commission. He was a guest research scholar with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Decision Science at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. In 2003 he joined the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris as a Senior Economist. He has managed and contributed to a series of innovation policy reviews of OECD and Non-OECD countries, including the first OECD Review of China s innovation policy.

Dr. Christian KEUSCHNIGG

Director, WPZ - Economic Policy Center, and Professor for Public Economics, University of St.Gallen

Doktor rer.soc.oec. (Ph.D. in Economics), Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Venia Docendi, Economic Policy and Public Finance, University of Vienna Professor of Public Economics, University of Saarland; Director of European Institute, Economics, University of Saarland Professor of Public Economics and Director of FGN-HSG, University of St. Gallen Director, Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna
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Dr. Julia I. LANE

Program Director, Science of Science and Innovation Policy, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

 1983 Assistant Professor of Economics, Western Illinois University  1990 Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics, University of Louisville  2001 Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Economics, American University  1997 Private Sector Development, World Bank (on sabbatical)  2004 Director, Employment Dynamics Program and Principal Research Associate, The Urban Institute  2005 Program Director, Economics, National Science Foundation  2008 Senior Vice President and Director, Economics, Labor, and Population, NORC at the University of Chicago
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Dr. Ruperta LICHTENECKER

Member of the Austrian National Council, Green Party; Chair, Parliamentary Committee on Research, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

Ökonomin und Wissenschafterin u.a. am Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz Universitätslektorin für Volkswirtschaftslehre, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz Bundesrätin der Grünen
 Studium der Volkswirtschaftslehre
seit 1990
seit 1993
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  Vorsitzende des Ausschusses für Forschung, Innovation u. Technologie im Parlament
  Wirtschafts- und Forschungssprecherin der Grünen

Mag. Dr. Karin SCHAUPP

Management Consultant; Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development, Vienna

Promotion zum Dr. Phil. am Institut für Pharmazeutische Chemie, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Leiterin der Analytischen Abteilung und Qualitätskontrolle, Firma Leopold Pharma Leitung der Forschung und Entwicklung, Firma Leopold Pharma Leitung der Forschungsaktivitäten, Knoll Hospitalgruppe Forschungsleitung für definierte Konzernproduktbereiche, Fresenius AG Geschäftsführerin der Fresenius Kabi Austria und Übernahme der gewerberechtlichen Geschäftsführung Regionalleiterin für Österreich/Südost Europa für den Produktbereich Parenterale und Enterale Ernährung Ernennung zum Mitglied des Vorstandes der Fresenius Kabi AG, Bad Homburg
  Hochschulassistentin am Institut für Pharmazeutische Chemie, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
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25.08.2011

08:00 - 10:30 Technology Brunch Hosted by Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung Social
11:00 - 11:10 Welcome statement Plenary
11:10 - 11:30 Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2011 Plenary
11:30 - 12:15 Opening Speeches Plenary
12:15 - 13:40 New Ways of Innovation Plenary
14:00 - 14:50 The Cancer Genome: Challenge and Promise Plenary
14:50 - 15:45 Cybercrime Plenary
18:00 - 19:30 The City of the Future – Demographics and Sustainability Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Career Lounge – Evening Event with a Buffet Dinner for Students, Graduate Scientists and Young Professionals Hosted by the Organisers of the Alpbach Technology Forum Social
19:30 - 21:30 Evening Reception Hosted by Forschung Austria Social

26.08.2011

07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 12: Design Thinking and Open Innovation – The Customer is King Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 05: Urban Europe, Urban Technologies – The City in the 21st Century Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 11: The Digital City of Tomorrow Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 01: The Future of High-Tech Production in Europe Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 04: The Efficiency of RTI Investments Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 07: Research Promotion Followed by Financial Bottleneck? Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 08: Research in the Classroom: New Ways of Learning in Natural Sciences Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 10: IT – Challenging the Present, Defining the Future! Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 09: Simple – Functional – Trendy? Technological Solutions for Old and Young Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 03: Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP): An Instrument for Creating Innovation Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 02: The Future of Urban Mobility Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 06: Food Security and Distributive Justice Breakout
07:45 - 13:00 Special Event: New Ways of Internationalisation? European Strategies for the Globalisation of Research and Innovation Breakout
14:00 - 15:45 Natural Science Education for Future Generations Plenary
16:15 - 17:30 Frontier Technologies – A Gateway to the Future in cooperation with the European Research Council Plenary

27.08.2011

07:30 - 09:00 International Year of Chemistry Plenary
09:20 - 10:10 The Future of the Internet Plenary
10:10 - 11:05 The Physics of Superheroes Plenary
11:05 - 11:15 Closing Statement Plenary
11:15 - 12:00 Snack Reception Social