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6: Brain gain, brain drain – Future networks Austria – USA

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
German and English language

Brain Gain – modern knowledge societies need highly qualified scientists and creative potential to translate scientific results into modern products and services. Apart from securing research financing for the long term, it will be necessary to strengthen human resources in order to achieve top scientific and economic performances. Successful cooperation between research, development and industrial implementation can only work via the innovators brains.
Brain Drain – harms the economy as well as the culture of any country. The heavy loss in human resources, especially towards the USA, means a de facto gigantic transfer of resources. In this connection politics and economy are called upon to create attractive framework conditions and a structure of innovative systems for young researchers – acceptance in society, flexibility and breaking decrepit hierarchies could be countermeasures.
Together with important protagonists from industry and research as well as representatives of a network of Austrian scientists resident in the USA, this working group will discuss a policy document of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology. The results should show the way how Austria can change Brain Drain into Brain Gain.

Speakers

Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cleft Palate Craniofacial Center, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering Laboratory McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Associate Professor, Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery University of Innsbruck (sabbatical from tenured position) Comment
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh Director of International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh/Johnstown Center Comment
Chief Executive Officer, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach Comment
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Geschäftsführer des Forschungszentrums Telekommunikation Wien (ftw.) Comment
Associate Director at the Stanford Genome Technology Center Associate Professor, Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry Comment
Instructor in Medicine, Brigham, and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston Comment
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Stv. Vorsitzender, Rat für Forschung und Technologieentwicklung, Wien Comment
Wissenschaftsattaché, Leiter des Offices of Science & Technology, Österreichische Botschaft Washington Comment
Deputy Director General for Innovation and Telecommunication; Head of Directorate for Innovation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna Chair

Dr. Robert GASSNER

Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cleft Palate Craniofacial Center, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering Laboratory McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Associate Professor, Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery University of Innsbruck (sabbatical from tenured position)

 Prof. Dr. Robert Gassner, a native of Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria, received his medical and dental training at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Following three years of residency in general and transplant surgery under Raimund Margreiter, including six months of general traumatology, he entered the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery under Ernst Waldhart in 1991. Having aquired exceptional surgical training he strongly supports the importance of excellent research and science. Dr. Gassner established a database of craniomaxillofacial trauma in Innsbruck reflecting to date more than 10,000 cases. Numerous clinical articles confirm his experience in this field.
 Prof. Dr. Robert Gassner joined the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, faculty in late 1997 and accepted his current positions in the autumn of 2000. Besides his clinical workload at the Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Cleft Palate Craniofacial Center, which includes patient treatment in- and outside the operating room, and teaching 320 dental students and 12 oral and maxillofacial surgery residents, Dr. Gassner conducts clinical and basic science research as it relates to oral and maxillofacial surgery. Supported by several NIH-funded grants in cartilage matrix formation and bone cell generation and collaborations with co-investigators, the work in the Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering Laboratory especially focuses on mechanical signaling and its effects on bone, cartilage, muscle, TMJ, and periodontal ligament cells during tissue turnover, regeneration and wound healing.

Dr. Reinhard HEINISCH

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh Director of International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh/Johnstown Center

1982-1989 University of Vienna Political Science & International Law; English & Spanish:
1988 Summer University at the Lomonosov Institute, Moscow
1986-1987 Virginia Tech, Virginia
1989-1994 Michigan State University, Michigan
1994 Political Science Ph.D. (Dissertation in comparative politics/human rights)
1996 Doktor der Philosophie, Universität Wien

DI Dr. MBA Sabine HERLITSCHKA

Chief Executive Officer, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach

1990 Forscherin, Dissertantin und Post Doctoral Research bei Immuno AG
1996 Referatsleiterin und stv. Direktorin des BIT-Büros für Internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation
2003 Praktika bei der U.S. National Science Foundation, American Association for the Advancement of Science und Kooperation mit dem Wissenschaftsberater im U.S. Department of State, Washington DC
2003 Vizerektorin für Forschungsmanagement und Internationale Kooperationen an der Medizinischen Universität Graz
2006 Bereichsleiterin Europäische und Internationale Programme der FFG - Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft, Wien
2010 Fulbright Scholar an der George Washington University und Johns Hopkins University/School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC
2011 Vorstandsmitglied der Infineon Technologies Austria AG
seit 2012 Vorstand für Technik und Innovation der Infineon Technologies Austria AG
seit 2014 Vorstandsvorsitzende der Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Dr. Ingrid KOHL

 She studied Chemistry at the University of Innsbruck starting October 1991 and graduated as a Master of natural sciences in February 1999 with distinction. She continued with a PhD-thesis in the field of inorganic and physical chemistry supervised by Prof. Andreas Hallbrucker. Her scientific work involved studying the thermodynamic and structural properties of different amorphous and crystalline phases of ice. In June 2001 she received the degree Doctrix rerum naturalium with distinction.
 Since October 2001 she has been working with Prof. Mario J. Molina (Nobel Prize Laureate for Chemistry 1995) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S.A., supported by an "Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship" by the Austrian National Science Foundation (FWF). Within the field of atmospheric chemistry she is investigating the heterogeneous reactions of the hydroxyl radical with tropospheric relevant particles under realistic conditions.

Dr. Markus KOMMENDA

Geschäftsführer des Forschungszentrums Telekommunikation Wien (ftw.)

 Mehr als 20 Jahre Berufserfahrung in der Telekommunikationsforschung.
 Nach dem Studium der Elektrotechnik in Wien und der Automatisierungstechnik in Toulouse (Frankreich) begann er seine berufliche Laufbahn als Assistent am Institut für Nachrichtentechnik und Hochfrequenztechnik der TU Wien. Dr. Kommenda war mehrmals als Gastforscher am Centre National d'Études des Télécommunications in Lannion (Bretagne), später als wissenschaftlicher Berater für France Télécom tätig. Neben seiner wissenschaftlichen Arbeit und Lehrtätigkeit an der TU Wien sammelte er in den vergangenen 10 Jahren verstärkt Erfahrungen im Management von Forschungsprojekten und im Aufbau von Forschungskooperationen, zunächst als Fachreferent für Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien im BIT (Büro für Internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation), danach im Bereich der Sprachverarbeitung bei der Kapsch AG. Seit 1997 war Dr. Kommenda mit der Aufbauarbeit für das Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien (ftw.) beschäftigt, dem er seit seiner Gründung als Geschäftsführer vorsteht.

Dr. Peter OEFNER

Associate Director at the Stanford Genome Technology Center Associate Professor, Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry

 After graduation from University of Innsbruck Medical School, he joined the Department of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Linz. In 1993, he moved to Stanford University in California. Initially a Fulbright Scholar, he assumed in 1999 the position of Associate Director at the Stanford Genome Technology Center.
 Since 2000, he teaches at the University of Innsbruck, where he is affiliated with the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry as an Associate Professor. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Austrian Genome Initiative GENAU.

DDr. Eva SCHERNHAMMER

Instructor in Medicine, Brigham, and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston

1992 M.D., University of Vienna Medical School, Austria
  (Quantitative Methods)
2000 M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
2003 M.S., University of Vienna (Psychology)
  (Epidemiology)
2003 Dr.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
  Academic AppointmentsResearch Associate in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
2001-2003 Research Fellow in Epidemiology, Harvard Medical School
2003-2005 Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
2005 Habilitation ("Privat-Dozent"), Public Health, University of Vienna Medical School
since 2005 Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Peter SKALICKY

Stv. Vorsitzender, Rat für Forschung und Technologieentwicklung, Wien

 Studium der Technischen Physik in Wien
 Außerordentlicher Professor für Kristallphysik an der Technische Univeristät Wien
1975-1976 Professeur Associée an der Universität Pierre et Madame Curie, Paris
seit 1979 o. Prof. für Angewandte Physik an der Technische Universität Wien
1989-1990 Dekan der Technisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät, Technische Universität Wien
seit 1991 Rektor der Technische Universität Wien
1995-1999 Präsident der Österreichischen Rektorenkonferenz
2010 Stellvertretende Vorsitz des Rates für Forschung und Technologieentwicklung

Mag. Dr. Philipp STEGER

Wissenschaftsattaché, Leiter des Offices of Science & Technology, Österreichische Botschaft Washington

1991-1996 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften (Graz, Salzburg, Neapel, Trieste)
1991-1996 zuerst Studium der Anglistik und Romanistik, dann Studium Dolmetscher und Übersetzer (Salzburg, Graz, Trieste)
1992-1995 Juristischer Mitarbeiter, Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Dr. Reinhard Steger & Partner, St. Johann i. P.
1995 Juristischer Mitarbeiter, Studio Legale Volli, Trieste
1996-1998 Forschungsaufenthalt an der Universität Krakau im Rahmen der politikwissenschaftlichen Dissertation
1998-1999 Junior Visiting Fellow, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Wien
1999 Promotion zum Dr. iur an der Universität Innsbruck
1999-2000 Referent im Büro des Bundesministers, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft & Verkehr
seit 2000 Attaché für Wissenschaft & Technologie und Direktor des Office of Science & Technology, Österreichische Botschaft in den USA, Washington, D.C.
seit 2004 als Attaché für Wissenschaft & Technologie an der Österreichischen Botschaft in Ottawa, Kanada, mitakkreditiert

Mag. Ingolf SCHÄDLER

Deputy Director General for Innovation and Telecommunication; Head of Directorate for Innovation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

1978 Studienabschluss, Volkswirtschaft, Universität Wien
1978-1979 Studium, Internationale Politik, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins Universität, Bologna
1979-1980 Forschungsassistent, Wiener Institut für Entwicklungsfragen, Wien
1981 Eintritt in den öffentlichen Dienst, Referent, Bundeskanzleramt, Wien
1993 Leiter, Abteilung für Technologiepolitik und -programme, Bundesministerium für öffentliche Wirtschaft und Verkehr, Wien
2003 Leiter, Bereich Innovation; stellvertretender Sektionsleiter, Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, Wien
2010 Übernahme des Vorsitzes, EU-Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe

Technology Symposium

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kategorie: Alle BreakoutPlenary

21.08.2003

13:00 - 14:15OpeningPlenary
13:15 - 14:00Time of change - chage as chancePlenary
14:00 - 14:4550 Years of Schrödingers Reflections on Life and LivingPlenary
15:00 - 16:15Location Strategies for Know-how Intensive IndustriesPlenary
16:15 - 17:15Medical Technology and Preventive MedicinePlenary
17:15 - 18:30The Future of European Reseach - New Instruments and ResourcesPlenary
20:00 - 20:45The Living ClockPlenary
20:45 - 21:30The Devices of Wonder - the Science of Devices of WonderPlenary

22.08.2003

09:00 - 14:00Off AlpbachPlenary
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 1: RiskBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 2: R&D Infrastructure - a Location Strategy for Metropolitan AreasBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 3: Utilities and Infrastructure - the Backbone for an Industrialised CountryBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 4: Kyoto and CO2 - Technology Pull and/or Location PushBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 5: Innovation Motor Micro- and NanotechnologiesBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 6: Brain gain, brain drain - Future networks Austria - USABreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 7: New mobility - new partnerships for the western Balkan countriesBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 8: Medical Technology and Preventive Medicine -Finance and OrganisationBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 9: Digitalisation of communication - "Your Personal Radio and TV-program"Breakout
20:00 - 20:45The Decade of Machines, that Understand SpeechPlenary
20:45 - 21:30Technology and Know-how Management in and for Intelligence ServicesPlenary

23.08.2003

09:00 - 10:00The Location of SciencePlenary
10:00 - 11:00Reflections on the Alpbach Technology-Symposium - Presenation of "Junior Alpbach"Plenary
11:30 - 12:15Cosmic Background RadiationPlenary
12:15 - 13:00Architecture für Science - the New Architecture of SciencePlenary