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09: Why do we need an RTI-strategy and what is the output?

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Formulating RTI-strategies is a popular tool to show that future developments can be assessed correctly and how to react to them. In March 2010, the President of the European Commission, Barroso, presented the EU s strategy document 2020. In a similar way, the federal authorities, Forschung Austria, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and many industrial enterprises also elaborate RTI-strategies. But do we really need them and what for? Together with experienced strategists from science and industry this working group will challenge common beliefs and discuss the difficult path to implementation as well as the consequences of strategic planning.

Speakers

Chief Executive Officer, EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf
Senior Vice President for Research and Dean, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Rochester; Director, Minerals Technologies Incorporated; Rochester
Executive Officer, imec; Member of the Board of Directors, imec International, Leuven
Chief Executive Officer, Critical Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Nottingham
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH, Berlin
William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago
Managing Director, Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH, Mainz
Editor-in-Chief, Wiener Zeitung, Vienna Chair
Scientific Managing Director, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna Chair
Project Manager Site Development, Department Health and Environment, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Wien Coordination

Dr. Gian-Luca BONA

Chief Executive Officer, EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf

1983 Diploma in Physics with distinction, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich), Switzerland
1987 Ph.D. degree in Physics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
1983-1987 Research Assistant, Group of Prof. Hans Christoph Siegmann, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
1987-1988 Post doctoral Fellow, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Rüschlikon, Switzerland
1988-1996 Research Staff Member, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Rüschlikon, Switzerland
1996-1998 Research Project Leader, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Rüschlikon, Switzerland
1998-2002 IBM Research Manager, Photonic Networks, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Rüschlikon, Switzerland
2002 Visiting Staff to IBM Watson, IBM Research VP Paul Horn, Yorktown Heights, New York State, USA
2003-2004 IBM Research Manager, Photonics, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Rüschlikon, Switzerland
2004-2008 IBM Research Functional Manager, Science and Technology, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California, USA
 Currently: CEO, EMPA Swiss Materials Science & Technology Laboratory
  Professor for Photonics, Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology ETH & EPFL
  His personal scientific interest focuses on photonic materials and its testing for novel applications such as for communication, interconnects and sensors.
2008-2009 IBM Director, Tape Storage Solutions, IBM Server and Technology Group, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Ph.D. M.Sc. B.Sc. Robert CLARK

Senior Vice President for Research and Dean, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Rochester; Director, Minerals Technologies Incorporated; Rochester

1992 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1996-2001 Director, Center for Applied Control, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
1998-2000 Associate Professor, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
1999-2000 Chief Technology Officer, Imeron, Cary, North Carolina
2000-2001 Professor, Duke University
2001-2003 Jeffrey N. Vinik Professor, Duke University
2001-2007 Director, Center for Biologically Inspired Materials and Material Systems, Duke University
2001-2003 Senior Associate Dean for Research, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
since 2003 Secondary Appointment, Department of Biomedical Engineering
since 2003 Thomas Lord Professor of Engineering, Duke University
2003-2007 Senior Associate Dean, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
2007 Chair, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University
2007-2008 Dean, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
since 2008 Professor, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Rochester
2008-2016 Dean, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Rochester
since 2010 Director, Minerals Technologies Incorporated (MTX)
2012-2016 Senior Vice President for Research, University of Rochester
since 2016 Provost and Senior Vice President for Research, University of Rochester

Prof. Dr. Gilbert DECLERCK

Executive Officer, imec; Member of the Board of Directors, imec International, Leuven

1972 Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, University of Leuven
1973-1974 IC laboratories, Stanford University
1974 Joined Leuven University
1983 Professor, Leuven University
1984 Vice President, Advanced Semiconductor Processing Division, IMEC, Leuven
1998 Chief Operating Officer, IMEC
1999-2009 President and Chief Executive Officer, IMEC
2009 Executive Officer and Member of the Board, IMEC International

M.Pharm Ph.D. D.Sc. Lisbeth ILLUM

Chief Executive Officer, Critical Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Nottingham

 Lisbeth Illum was the founder and for 12 years the Managing Director of DanBioSyst UK Ltd., a company that specialises in Drug Delivery Systems. She was the Managing Director of Phaeton Research Ltd. and is now Director of IDentity, a consultancy company and the CEO of Critical Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a drug delivery company. She is also associated with Nottingham University, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Department of Chemistry, as a Special Professor. She was awarded her M. Pharm, Ph. D and D.Sc. from the Royal Danish School of Pharmacy in 1972, 1978 and 1988, respectively. Her research expertise covers the area of novel drug delivery systems for difficult drugs such as polar small molecular weight compounds and peptides and proteins. She has studied the novel approaches to the delivery of such drugs using transmucosal routes such as the nasal, the oral and the vaginal. She has published more than 325 scientific papers and has co-edited four books including "Peptide Drug Delivery Systems" published by Plenum Press, 1986. She has filed nearly fifty patents on novel drug delivery systems. She has been awarded the title of "Docent" in the Royal Danish School of Pharmacy and has been the recipient of several scientific awards. She has been elected a Fellow of the AAPS and of the CRS. She has lectured throughout the world at conferences and workshops and is on the Editorial Boards of seven scientific journals. She was in 2008/2009 the President of the CRS.

Dr. Jürgen MLYNEK

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH, Berlin

1970-1976 Studium der Physik, Technische Universität Hannover; Ecole Polytechnique, Paris
1976-1981 Hauptdiplom Physik, Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Institut für Angewandte Physik, Universität Hannover
1979 Promotion, Dr. rer. nat., Universität Hannover
1982 Post-Doktorand, IBM Research Laboratory, San Jose (USA)
1984 Habilitation, Universität Hannover
1983-1985 Hochschulassistent (C1), Universität Hannover
1985-1986 Heisenberg-Stipendiat der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft
1986-1990 Assistenzprofessor, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zürich
1990-2000 Ordentlicher Professor (C4), Experimentalphysik, Universität Konstanz
1996-2001 Vizepräsident, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
2000-2005 Präsident, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2005-2015 Präsident, Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren
seit 2015 Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH, Berlin

Ph.D. Robert ROSNER

William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago

1969 BA, Physics, Brandeis University
1976 Ph.D., Physics, Harvard University
1977-1978 Instructor, Astronomy Department, Harvard University
1978-1983 Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University
1983 Visiting Professor, Dept. of Astronomy, UC Berkeley (Spring)
1983-1986 Associate Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University
1986-1987 Lecturer in Astronomy, Harvard University
1986-1990 Astrophysicist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
since 1987 Professor, Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Enrico Fermi Institute and the College, The University of Chicago
1991-1997 Chairman, Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics, The University of Chicago
1997-2002 Director, Ctr. for Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes, The University of Chicago
since 1998 William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor, The University of Chicago
since 1999 Senior Fellow, Computations Institute, The University of Chicago
since 2000 Professor, Dept. of Physics, The University of Chicago
2002-2005 Chief Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
2002-2005 Associate Laboratory Director for Physical, Biological, & Computing Sciences, ANL
2004 Rothschild Visiting Professor, Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
2004 Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge University, UK
since 2005 Life Member, Clare Hall, Cambridge University, UK
2005-2009 Director, Argonne National Laboratory
2006-2009 President, UChicago/Argonne LLC
2007-2009 Chairman, DoE National Laboratory Directors' Council
2009-2010 Visiting Professor, Stanford University

Dr. Gerhard WEGNER

Managing Director, Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH, Mainz

1965 Studium der Chemie mit Abschluss Promotion, Mainz
1966-1968 Research Staff, Yale University, New Haven, USA
1971 Habilitation, Mainz
1974-1984 Lehrstuhl für Makromolekulare Chemie, Universität Freiburg in Breisgau
1983 Direktor, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz
1996-2002 Vizepräsident, Chemisch-Physikalisch-Technische Sektion, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
  Wissenschaftlicher Geschäftsführer, Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH
seit 2006 Emeritierung als Direktor, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung
seit 2006 Vizepräsident, Mainzer Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur

Dr. Reinhard GÖWEIL

Editor-in-Chief, Wiener Zeitung, Vienna

1984-1988 Wirtschaftsredakteur, "Oberösterreichische Nachrichten"
1989 Leiter, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Chemie Linz AG
1990-1994 Wirtschaftsredakteur, Standard, Wien
1994-2009 Leiter der Wirtschaftsredaktion des Kurier, Wien
 seit 2009 Chefredakteur der "Wiener Zeitung".
seit 2001 Herausgeber der Fachschrift Finanznachrichten

Dr. Wolfgang KNOLL

Scientific Managing Director, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

1973 Diploma Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
1976 Ph.D., Biophysics, University of Konstanz
1976-1977 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Konstanz
1977-1980 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ulm
1980-1981 Postdoctoral Fellow, IBM Research Laboratory, San José, CA
1981 Visiting Scientist, Institute Laue-Langevin, Grenoble
1981-1986 Assistant Professor, Technical University of Munich
1985 Visiting Scientist, IBM Research Laboratory, San José, CA
1986 Postdoctoral Degree: "Habilitation" - Physics, Technical University of Munich
1986-1991 Young Investigator/Associate Professor, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz
1988 Visiting Scientist, Optical Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ
1990 Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Chem. & Nuc. Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
1990-1991 Visiting Professor, University of Erlangen
1991-1999 Head of Laboratory, Exotic Nano-Materials, Frontier Research Program, RIKEN-Institute, Japan
since 1992 Consulting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
1993-2008 Director, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz
since 1998 Professor (by Courtesy) Chemistry Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
since 1999 Adjunct Professor, Hanyang University, Korea
1999-2003 Temasek Professor, National University of Singapore
2004-2013 Visiting Principal Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore
since 2008 Scientific Managing Director, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
since 2009 Honorary Professor, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna
since 2009 Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Technology Forum

show timetable

26.08.2010

10:00 - 12:30Technology brunch of Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
13:00 - 13:10Welcome statementPlenary
13:10 - 13:30Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2010Plenary
13:30 - 14:30Opening speechesPlenary
14:30 - 15:20Engineering Biomolecules for Basic Science and Biotechnological ApplicationsPlenary
15:40 - 17:10New ways of innovationPlenary
17:10 - 18:00Energy independence and the availability of resourcesPlenary
20:00 - 21:30Robotics - new technologies for an ageing societyPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Career Lounge Evening event with a buffet dinner for students, graduate scientists and young professionals, hosted by the organisers of the Alpbach Technology ForumSocial
21:30 - 23:30Evening reception hosted by Forschung AustriaSocial

27.08.2010

09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and technology for young peopleBreakout
09:00 - 16:00Special Event: Opportunities and challenges - ERA-Nets as drivers of international cooperationBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Technology Workshop: Innovative Internet technologies for intelligent, sustainable and integrative growthBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 01: Electromobility - from vision to realityBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 02: Innovation for social changes - equal opportunities in a digital eraBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 03: Finally - intelligent, sustainable, sensual! Climate protection: an opportunity for man, communities and the economyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 04: Excellent research through excellent management. The importance of leadership and management in cooperative researchBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 05: Mechatronics - the silent revolutionBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 06: Tribology - different aspects of friction and wear and tearBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 07: Digital vs. real worlds - limitations of computer models?Breakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 08: From idea to innovationBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 09: Why do we need an RTI-strategy and what is the output?Breakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and technology for kidsBreakout
16:30 - 17:45Genomic research and the future of cancer medicinePlenary
18:15 - 19:30The digital generationPlenary

28.08.2010

09:30 - 10:50Concept and reality of the InternetPlenary
11:00 - 12:10Opportunities and risks of key technologiesPlenary
12:10 - 13:10James Bond and what physics has got to do with itPlenary
13:10 - 13:15Closing statementPlenary
13:15 - 14:00Snack receptionSocial