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05: The Potential of the Alps: Focus Sustainable Use of Resources

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

(Meeting point shuttle bus station Böglerhof, 8.30 a.m.)

Dealing efficiently with scarce resources is more and more becoming a key factor for economic development and the quality of life. Because of their natural conditions the Alps are eminently suited for scientific investigation and practice of innovative use of resources. In the working group we will discuss how mountain research makes a vital contribution to the sustainable use of resources; in addition, taking as an example the raw material timber, the potential use for industry and society will be demonstrated. The working group will provide recommendations how multilateral cooperation can contribute to a profitable development of the Alps.

President, Austrian Research Council; Professor emeritus, University of Innsbruck; Member of the Austrian Parliament, Vienna
Scientific Program Manager, MRI Mountain Research Initiative Europe, Institute of Geography, University of Bern
Vice-Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck
Senior Researcher, Institute for Regional Development and Location Management, EURAC - European Academy, Bolzano
Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
Head, Department for Forest Technique and Economics, Slovenian Forestry Institute, Ljubljana
Professor, Institute of Wood Science and Technology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Tulln; Cooperation Platform Forest-Wood-Paper (FHP), Vienna
Professor, Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck; Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck
Head, Department II.4a - Ecology, Resource Management and Sustainability, Federal Ministry of Science and Research, Vienna

Mag. Dr. Karlheinz TÖCHTERLE

President, Austrian Research Council; Professor emeritus, University of Innsbruck; Member of the Austrian Parliament, Vienna

Promotion mit einer Dissertation in Klassischer Philologie Abschluss der Lehramtsprüfung aus Deutsch und Latein und Sponsion zum Mag.Phil. Habilitation für Klassische Philologie Universitätsassistent am Institut für Klassische Philologie der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Gastprofessur an der Universität Graz Gastprofessur an der Universität München Vorsitzender der Gesamtösterreichischen Studienkommission Klassische Philologie Berufung auf ein Ordinariat für Klassische Philologie der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Vorsitzender des Kollegiums der Geisteswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Vorstand/Leiter des Institutes für Sprachen und Literaturen der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Studienleiter der Philologisch-Kulturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Rektor der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Bundesminister für Wissenschaft und Forschung der Republik Österreich
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Dr. Astrid BJÖRNSEN GURUNG

Scientific Program Manager, MRI Mountain Research Initiative Europe, Institute of Geography, University of Bern

School of Art And Design Zurich, Zurich Study of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich Master of Advanced Studies ETH in Development And Cooperation, Mas Eth Eza Ph.D. Research on "Indigenous Knowledge Of Storage Pest Management In Nepal", ETH Zurich/Icimod, Nepal Internship with IUCN Nepal on "Insect Biodiversity And Education" Scientific Illustrator (FH Aarau, ETH, And others) and free-lance writer (Newspaper) Preparatory study on "Indigenous Knowledge of Pest Management in Nepal" Hosted By ICMOD/NARC, funded by SDC Module development for integrated Pest Management for Jiri Technical School, SDC Nepal Evaluation and monitoring of Farmer Field Schools, CIP Indonesia Teaching german language for foreigners, Switzerland Scientific Project Coordinator Glochamore (EU FP6), Bern Scientific Project Manager, Mountain Research Initiative, ETH Zurich Scientific Program Manager MRI - Europe, University Of Berne/ IGF Innsbruck Project Coordinator University Of Central Asia, Bishkek and Centre for Development and Environment, Bern Mountain Research and Development, Centre for Development and Environment, Bern
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Mag. Dr. Georg GRABHERR

Vice-Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck

Studium Biologie und Erdwissenschaften (Abschluß Mag.rer.nat und Dr. phil, Diss.: Beiträge zur Ökophysiologie von Loiseleuria procumbens), Universität Innsbruck Ass.Prof., Inst. für Botanik, Universität Innsbruck Visiting Scientist, University of North Wales Habilitation, Universität Innsbruck O.Univ.Prof. für Naturschutzforschung, Vegetations- und Landschaftsökologie, Universität Wien
1967-1975
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  Berufungsabwehren: Univ. Hannover, ETH Zürich
seit 1986

DI. Dr. Christian HOFFMANN

Senior Researcher, Institute for Regional Development and Location Management, EURAC - European Academy, Bolzano

Studium der Forst- und Holzwirtschaft (Diplomarbeitsthema: Gewinnung von Informationen über wildökologische Korridore aus Fernerkundungsdaten am Institut für Vermessung, Fernerkundung und Landinformation), Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in Ausbildung am Institut für Agrar-& Forstökonomie (Dissertationsstudium: Die Anwendungspotenziale der DEA - Data Envelopment Analysis - zur Effizienzbewertung in der Forstwirtschaft, Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien Young Scientist Summer Programm an der IIASA - Internationales Institut für Angewandte System Analyse, Laxenburg
1994-2001
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Dr. Pavel KABAT

Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

M.Sc. Hydrology and Water Resources Advanced programme Stochastic Hydrology and Water Resources Ph.D. in Hydrology, Water Resources and Amelioration Full Professor and Chair, Earth System Science and Climate Change Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre Science Director and Programme Council Chair, Dutch National Climate Research Programme; Vice-Chair, Dutch National Climate Facility Dutch Cabinet Appointed Member of the 'Delta Committee'
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Dr. Nike KRAJNC

Head, Department for Forest Technique and Economics, Slovenian Forestry Institute, Ljubljana

 Dr Nike Krajnc is forest engineer with experience in working in international teams. Dr Nike Krajnc's research and specialist work concerns the sphere of wood biomass production, processing and effective use. In the last 15 years, she has worked on the assessment of wood biomass potentials for energy purposes, analysis of wood biomass economy, and promotion of wood biomass amongst forest owners. Since 2002, she has been coordinating domestic and foreign research projects with emphasis on cooperation with industries and other end users of knowledge (primarily forest owners, farmers and local community representatives). Her bibliography includes more than 400 bibliographic units.
 Since 2009 she is head of department for forest technique and economics at Slovenian Forestry institute.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. nat. techn. Alfred TEISCHINGER

Professor, Institute of Wood Science and Technology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Tulln; Cooperation Platform Forest-Wood-Paper (FHP), Vienna

Lehrer für Holztechnologie an der HTBLuVA Mödling und Leiter der staatlichen Versuchsanstalt für Holzindustrie (später der akkreditierten Versuchsanstalt) der HTBLuVA Mödling Ruf an die Universität für Bodenkultur (BOKU) Wien als Universitätsprofessor für Technologie des Holzes und Leiter des Instituts für Holzforschung
 Studium der Holzwirtschaft an der Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, anschließend Universitätsassistent und Dissertation am Institut für Holzforschung der BOKU Wien, Forschungsstipendium an der University of Washington, Seattle/USA
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Dr. Axel BORSDORF

Professor, Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck; Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck

Geography, Geology, and German studies, plus pre- and early history at the universities of Göttingen, Valdivia/Chile and Tübingen. Academic teaching certificate for secondary schools. DPhil. in Tübingen (geography major, geology and German studies minor), thesis Valdivia und Osorno. Strukturelle Disparitäten in chilenischen Mittelstädten, published in the series Tübinger Geographische Studien Academic assistant to the chair of Prof. Wilhelmy in Tübingen Akademischer Rat at the Dept. of Geography in Tübingen Habilitation (post-doc thesis), Grenzen und Möglichkeiten der räumlichen Entwicklung Westpatagoniens published in the series Acta Humboldtiana, Franz-Steiner Verlag, Wiesbaden. Venia legendi for the entire subject range of geography Guest professorship at the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon, Eugene Appointment to the Chair of Geography at the University of Innsbruck (successor to Prof. Leidlmair) Corresponding member, 1995 active Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Director of the ISR (Institute for Urban and Regional Research) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences
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Technology Forum

show timetable

22.08.2013

08:00 - 10:30 Technology Brunch hosted by Standortagentur Tirol Partner
11:00 - 11:10 Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2013 Plenary
11:10 - 11:45 Innovation and Policy Plenary
11:45 - 13:15 Future Innovation – International Perspectives Plenary
13:40 - 14:40 Graphene – A Great Hope of Future Technologies? Plenary
14:40 - 16:00 From Research to Economic Success Plenary
18:00 - 19:45 Our Place in the Universe Plenary

22.08.-21.08.2013

Career Lounge hosted by the Organisers and Siemens AG Österreich Social
Evening Reception hosted by Forschung Austria Social

23.08.2013

06:30 - 13:00 Working Group 05: The Potential of the Alps: Focus Sustainable Use of Resources Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 10: Identity 2.0: Digital Man Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 01: The Value Chains of the Future Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 06: The Potential of ICT Tools in Open Innovation Processes Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Special Event: RTI Internationalization in Austria – Strategic Recommendations Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 07: Web attack! The Fight against Hackers and Data Loss Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 04: “Frontrunner”, a New Approach in RTI Policy Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 08: Industry 4.0 – Impact on the Future of Working Lives Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 11: Intellectual Property Management – Conditions for Prosperity and Success Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 02: To Develop the Future – Tomorrow’s Innovation as Exemplified by International Leading Enterprises Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 03: Smart City – Pathways to Future Urban Mobility Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 09: Green Tech: Visions and Business of eco-mobility Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 12: Secure Society = Secured Future = Security Research Breakout
14:00 - 15:30 i-Learning – The Future of Learning in the Digital World Plenary
15:45 - 18:00 Challenges for Biomedical Research Plenary
18:00 - 20:00 Open Dialogue – Smart Mobility for Smart Cities Partner

24.08.2013

07:30 - 08:15 Planning Innovation: At the Crossroads Plenary
08:15 - 10:00 Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Plenary
10:15 - 11:15 The Wonderful World of Quantum Mechanics Plenary
11:15 - 11:30 Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology Forum Plenary
11:30 - 12:00 Snack Reception hosted by the Organisers Social