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06: From Vienna to Lisbon? – Challenges for Innovation Policy on EU and National Levels in the Light of the New EU Action Plan for Innovation and the Austrian Efforts for an Innovation Strategy

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Alpbacher Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
english language

Innovation is considered one of the central elements within the EU s Lisbon Process aiming to make Europe the most dynamic economic region. The challenges for the member states and EU are very special. Europe needs more innovative enterprises, improvements in human resources, an effective dissemination and implementation of knowledge into successful innovations, more venture capital and generally an environment which promotes innovations and strengthens the governance for innovation. Therefore the European Council as well as the EU Competitive Council have invited the Commission and the member states to develop a framework of common targets and measures to be taken within the area of innovation. By presenting a layout for an Action Plan for Innovation the Commission has suggested some innovation-political topics and targets. Some of the member states have already produced their own innovation concepts on a national level or have begun initiatives to this end. In Austria such an innovation-political process is also about to get started, with the perspective of leading to a corresponding innovation strategy. This working group will discuss the corner-stones of an innovation-political strategy in the light of international experiences and concepts as well as its meaning for the Lisbon Process.

Speakers

Leiter - Forschungsbereich Industrieökonomik und Internationale Unternehmensführung
Deputy Head, Economic Policy Department, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
Managing Director, Oberösterreichische Technologie- und Marketinggesellschaft m.b.H., Linz
Head, Unit C1.11 - Innovation and Technology Transfer, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
Head of Europe department, ANRT (Association nationale de la recherche technique) Paris
Since 2001 director "Strategy, Policy Research and International Co-operation" at the Directorate-General for Enterprise & Innovation Managing director of the Research Centre for Economic Policy at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Since 2001 Chairman of the OECD working party on Technology & Innovation Policy at OECD, Paris and since 2004 vice-chair Commitee Science & Technology Policy.
Collaborator, Research Group Technology, Innovation and Policy Consulting, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Graz
Former Director-General, DG TAXUD - Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission, Brussels
Sektionschef, Sektion II - Wissenschaftliche Forschung und internationale Angelegenheiten - Bereich Wissenschaft, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien Chair
Chair
Director of Centre for Economic and Innovation Research - POLICIES - JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Graz/Vienna Coordination

Dr. Georg LICHT

Leiter - Forschungsbereich Industrieökonomik und Internationale Unternehmensführung

1985-1992 Wiss. Assistent an der Universität Augsburg, LS Prof. Dr. B.Gahlen
1992-1994 Mitarbeiter im Forschungsbereich Industrieökonomik und Internationale Unternehmensführung am Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW), Mannheim
seit 1994 Leiter des Forschungsbereich Industrieökonomik und Internationale Unternehmensführung am ZEW

MMag. Rudolf LICHTMANNEGGER

Deputy Head, Economic Policy Department, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

 Journeyman s degree in audiovisual electronics
 Undergraduate studies (Fulbright) at Washington & Lee University, Lexington/Virginia
 Magister degrees in economics and languages (English/Spanish) from Innsbruck University
1982 - 1988 Station Manager Madrid/Spain, Sales Representative/Mid-Atlantic Area, USA, ISE, Urbana/Illinois
1988 - 1991 Free-lance Interpreter, Washington DC
1991 - 1992 Buyer, USAF, Torrejón
1992 - 1993 Language studies, Vicenza
1993 - 1996 Deputy Head, various national business associations: Electronic Goods Dealers, International Traders, Secondary Raw Material Dealers, Car Dealers, Sports Goods Dealers
1998 - 2004 Executive Director, ARGE Information Society
2001 - 2004 Executive Director, AUSTRIAPRO (standardization business data)
since 1996 Economic Policy Department, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, responsible for innovation-R&D-technology policies, structural economic policy, educational issues
2008 - 2009 Executive Director, Austrian Creative Industries Association - cwa
since 2009 Deputy Head, Economic Policy Department, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

DI Bruno LINDORFER

Managing Director, Oberösterreichische Technologie- und Marketinggesellschaft m.b.H., Linz

  ab 1985 Abteilungsleiter von GCT 5, Entwicklung technischer Systeme, Thermotechnik
1981-1987 Sachbearbeiter Abteilung FAT ,VOEST-ALPINE AG, Linz
 Seit 1990 VOEST-ALPINE Industrieanlagenbau GesmbH, Linz
  1990-1994 Auslandsaufenthalt in USA (Pittsburgh, Buffalo) im Rahmen einer großen F&E Kooperation der VAI
  bis 1996 Leiter TSC 6 Forschung und Entwicklung Stranggießtechnik
  seit 1996 Leiter TET, Technologieprogramme
  seit 1998 Globaler Bereichsleiter CI, Forschung und Entwicklung der VAI Gruppe, Prokura
1987-1990 Leiter CAE, Fa. ENGEL Maschinenbau GesmbH, Schwertberg / OÖ
seit 2006 Globaler Senior Vice President Research & Development, Siemens VAI Metals Technologies GmbH & Co, Linz
seit 2008 Geschäftsführer, O.Ö. Technologie- und Marketing Gesellschaft mbH, Linz
seit 2011 Zusätzlich (in Personalunion) Geschäftsführer der neu gegründeten OÖ Innovationsholding GmbH

Mag. Josef MANDL

Head, Unit C1.11 - Innovation and Technology Transfer, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy of the Republic of Austria, Vienna

1976-1980 Studium der Volkswirtschaft, Universität Wien
1981 Eintritt in das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft, Familie und Jugend (damals für Handel, Gewerbe und Industrie)
1983-1993 Leiter des Referates Nahrungsmittelindustrie, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit
1993-1994 Leiter des Referates Technologietransfer, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit
1993-2001 Österreichischer Delegierter, OECD TIP-Group
seit 1994 Leiter der Abteilung Innovation und Technologietransfer, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit
1994-2006 Österreichischer Delegierter, EU Innovationsprogrammen
seit 2006 Österreichischer Delegierter in IPEG und EPG UG Innovation

Alain QUEVREUX

Head of Europe department, ANRT (Association nationale de la recherche technique) Paris

 Before joining ANRT- main part of career in government administrations (Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Research)
 From 1985 - involved in research and innovation policy making
 In the late 80s and early 90s - managing studies on innovation
 After 1988, in charge of research, technology and innovation policy issues (EU and OECD) arenas
 On the same period of time - French delegate to the EC Innovation programme (FP4). After joining ANRT - government expert to the Innovation & SME programme (FP5).
 French representative in the working groups initiated by the Commission to set up Rules of participation and model contracts (FP5 and FP6)
 Chairman or co-chairman of the European task forces to set up model consortium agreement for Integrated projects, Streps, Network of excellence and Cooperative research.
 Chief editor of a monthly newsletter on European research and innovation area and Framework Programs La lettre europeenne de progres technique.
1999 - current position as Head of Europe department of ANRT (French national association for technical research) to support french participants to FP5.

Dr. Theo ROELANDT

Since 2001 director "Strategy, Policy Research and International Co-operation" at the Directorate-General for Enterprise & Innovation Managing director of the Research Centre for Economic Policy at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Since 2001 Chairman of the OECD working party on Technology & Innovation Policy at OECD, Paris and since 2004 vice-chair Commitee Science & Technology Policy.

 studied economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
1986-1994 founder of the Institute for Social and Economic Research at Erasmus University
1994-1995 TNO Centre for Technology and Policy Studies
1995-1997 Research Centre for Economic Policy at Erasmus University
 From January 1999 Head of the Research & Development Unit at the Industry & Services Directorate of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
 Since 2001 director "Strategy, Policy Research and International Co-operation" at the Directorate-General for Innovation
 Managing director of the Research Centre for Economic Policy at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
 Since 2001 Chairman of the OECD working party on Technology & Innovation Policy at OECD, Paris.
1996-1998 he worked at the Research Unit of the Economic Policy Directorate of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs

MMag. Andreas SCHIBANY

Collaborator, Research Group Technology, Innovation and Policy Consulting, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Graz

1996-1999 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im Bereich Systemforschung des Forschungszentrums Seibersdorf
seit 1999 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Technologie- und Regionalpolitik der Joanneum Research

Mag. Heinz ZOUREK

Former Director-General, DG TAXUD - Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission, Brussels

 Studied Economics, University of Vienna
 Started his professional life in the Chamber of Labour in Vienna, where he became Director of the department for External Trade and European Integration
1990-1993 Director, Economic Policy Department, Confederation of Austrian Trade Unions, Vienna
1993-1995 Member of the College, EFTA Surveillance Authority
1995-2001 Deputy Director General, Directorate General for the Internal Market, European Commission, Brussels
2001-2005 Deputy Director-General, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Brussels
2005-2012 Director-General, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Brussels
2012-2016 Director-General, DG TAXUD - Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission, Brussels
since 2016 Retired, Special Advisor for Commissioner Moscovici

Dr. Peter KOWALSKI

Sektionschef, Sektion II - Wissenschaftliche Forschung und internationale Angelegenheiten - Bereich Wissenschaft, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien

 Doktoratsstudium der Soziologie/Philosophie in Wien
 Postgraduate Ausbildung am Institut für Höhere Studien, Abteilung Soziologie
 Leiter des Österreichischen Instituts für Berufsbildungsforschung (ÖIBF) in Wien
1997-2005 Leiter des Bereiches "Forschung, Technologie und Innovation" im Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung
seit 2003 Honorarprofessor der UMIT Innsbruck
seit 2005 Leiter der Sektion II des Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung und Sektionschef für Wissenschaftliche Forschung; internationale Angelegenheiten - Bereich Wissenschaft

Mag. Wolfgang POLT

Director of Centre for Economic and Innovation Research - POLICIES - JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Graz/Vienna

1977-1985 Study of Economics and Business Informatics, University of Vienna
1985-1992 Research Fellow, Institute for Research on Socio-Economic Development and Technology Assessment of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
1992-1999 Senior Research Fellow, Department of Technology Studies of the Austrian Research Centers Seibersdorf
1996-1998 Full time Consultant, OECD/Directorate Science, Technology and Industry/Division for Science and Technology Policy in Paris
since 2000 Head of the Viennese Office, INTERREG - Institute of Technology and Regional Policy and of the Viennese office of JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
since 2006 Authorised representative of JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
since 2010 Head of Centre for Economic and Innovation Research - POLICIES - JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Graz/Wien

Technology Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2004

10:00 - 11:30Technology brunch sponsored by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
13:00 - 14:00Welcome receptionPlenary
14:00 - 15:30Where Do We Come From?Plenary
16:00 - 18:30TomorrowPlenary
20:00 - 20:30ResponsibilityPlenary
20:30 - 21:30First-world know-how, third-world solutions: a comparison of outcomePlenary
21:30 - 23:30Evening reception, sponsored by Alcatel AustriaSocial

27.08.2004

09:00 - 15:30Special Event 1: Cooperation in South East Europe - Programs, Projects, InitiativesBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Special Event 2: The Politics of Technology: A Primer on Innovative Developments that Governments Should Embrace to Kick-Start GNPBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Special Event 3: Medical Schools in the International Context - Challenges and OpportunitiesBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 01: Technological Potentials for Achieving Climate Protection Goals with or without Kyoto-Protocol RatificationBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 02: Low-Carbon Energy SupplyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 03: New Forms of Organization: Best Practice-Methods of Change Management - the Art of Managing ChangeBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 04: Crossing Borders: Overcoming Barriers - Bridging Disciplines - Rethinking CulturesBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 05: Space Policy: A New Strategic Challenge for EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 06: From Vienna to Lisbon? - Challenges for Innovation Policy on EU and National Levels in the Light of the New EU Action Plan for Innovation and the Austrian Efforts for an Innovation StrategyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 07: Man and Machine - Interactions in the Ambient Intelligent SocietyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 08: Security and IdentificationBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 09: Lost in Technology? - Women Careers in Research and TechnologyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 10: Challenges of Regenerative MedicineBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 11: Telematics in Transport - Opportunities for a Mobile SocietyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 12: MyLifeBits - Digital Immortality and its LimitsBreakout
16:00 - 17:00Science Policy: the major players in science and research - competition and cooperation, conditions for success "Precompetitive Research"Plenary
17:00 - 18:00Science Policy: the major players in science and research - competition and cooperation, conditions for success "Competitive Research"Plenary
20:00 - 22:00Information transfer and processingPlenary

28.08.2004

09:00 - 09:45The Ig Nobel PrizesPlenary
09:45 - 10:00Alpbach 2004 - My personal resuméePlenary
10:00 - 10:30Alpbach 2004 - resumée Junior AlpbachPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Seeing Beyond the Light: Technology and Patient s Benefit on the Example of Molecular ImagingPlenary
12:30 - 13:15Closing statementPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Farewell reception sponsored by Microsoft AustriaSocial