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02: Bio-Economy in Action: National Bio-Economy Strategies in Comparison

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
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The aim is to compare the different national Bioeconomy approaches (Finland, Germany, Italy, India, USA) and to derive viable trajectories for an Austrian Bioeconomy Strategy. Currently, Austria concentrates its activities in the field of research, technology and innovation; further steps certainly remain to be taken for strong political support and social acceptance. Those shall be discussed with international experts and decision-makers lifting the Austrian process to the next level.

Rector, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences; President, BIOS Science Austria, Vienna
Principal Scientist and Program Manager, Bioeconomy Transformation Program, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Biosciences Principal Deputy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Secretary General, ICABR - International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research; Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome
Professor and Head, Plant Sciences, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH; Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Center, Jülich
Professor of Forest and Environmental Policy, Department of Forest Sciences, University of Freiburg
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Professor, Institute of Forest Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna; General Manager, OeAD - Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research; President, Austrian Association for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Vienna
Economic Policy Advisor, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna

DI Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Martin H. GERZABEK

Rector, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences; President, BIOS Science Austria, Vienna

Studies, Agriculture, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna Scientific Staff Member, Austrian Research Centers (now: AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology), Vienna Promotion, Dr. rer.nat techn. Habilitation, Soil Science Head, Department of Environmental Research, AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna Full Professor, Environmental Toxicology and Isotopic Methods, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Vice-Rector for Research, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
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2003-2010

Dr. Jussi MANNINEN

Principal Scientist and Program Manager, Bioeconomy Transformation Program, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Various research and managerial positions at VTT Technology manager for Process Chemistry at VTT Project manager for ERP-projects for the VTT Group Programme Manager for a national Efficient Energy Use research programme Programme Manager for Bioeconomy Transformation reseach programme at VTT and secretary for the Finnish
1999-2006
2006-2009
2009-2001
2011-2014
  Bioeconomy Strategy preparation
2013-2014

Ph.D. Mary E. MAXON

Biosciences Principal Deputy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

Associate Director & Anti-Infective Program Leader Cytkinetics, Inc. Deputy Vice Chair California Institute for Regenerative Medinice Marine Microbiology Initiative Lead, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Assistant Director for Biological Research, Executive Office of the President of the United States
2001-2004
2004-2006
2007-2009
2009-2012

Ph.D. Sara SAVASTANO

Secretary General, ICABR - International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research; Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome

Programme Project Manager, International Centre for Economic and Financial Studies, Orbiter International S.r.l. B.A., Economics, Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Rome Consultant, Development Economic Research Group, World Bank, Washington DC PhD, Economics, Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Rome Economist, Evaluation Unit of Public Investment, Department for Development Policies, Italian Ministry of Development, Rome
1992-1998
1997
2001-2005
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2005-2008
 Assistant Professor, Economics, Department of Economics, Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Rome
 Secretary General, ICABR - International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research
 Board Member, CEIS - Centre for Economics and International Studies, Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Rome

Dr. Ulrich SCHURR

Professor and Head, Plant Sciences, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH; Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Center, Jülich

Studies Biology, University Bayreuth Ph.D., University Bayreuth Group Leader, Institute for Botany, University Heidelberg Habilitation, Botany, University Heidelberg Forschungszentrum Jülich Director, ICG - Institute for Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere, ICG-4: Phytosphere Director, IBG - Institute for Bio- and Geosciences, IBG-2: Plant Sciences Member, Executive Board, EPSO - European Plant Science Organization Research Director, Research Area Earth and Environment, Forschungszentrum Jülich Member, Executive Board, European Technology Platform Plants for the Future Founder, JPPC - Jülich Plant Phenotyping Center Member, Steering Committee, European Technology Platform Biofuels Member, Directorate, KoGa - Competence Center for Horticulture Vice President, EPSO - European Plant Science Organization Spokesman, IPPN - International Plant Phenotyping Network Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Centers Coordinator, Cross-Program Activity Sustainable Bioeconomy, Helmholtz Association Coordinator, EPPN - European Plant Phenotyping Network German Head, LABEX Germany of EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agro Research Organization) Member, Science Advisory Board, German Association for the Support of Private German Plant Breeding Chief Executive Officer, QS Science Fund - Fruits, Vegetables and Potato Member, CEPLAS - Center of Excellence in Plant Sciences Coordinator, DPPN - German Plant Phenotyping Network Senior Official, EU-CELAC - workgroup Bioeconomy in the cooperation process between Latin America and Europe, Government of the Federal Republic of Germany Programme Speaker, Helmholtz Programme Key Technologies for the Bioeconomy Chairman of the European Technology Platform Plants for the Future
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Dr. Daniela KLEINSCHMIT

Professor of Forest and Environmental Policy, Department of Forest Sciences, University of Freiburg

Studied Forestry Sciences and Social Sciences at the University of Göttingen Doctoral Thesis in the area of Forest Policy (Contribution of the media to political success) Post-doc at the University of Hamburg on Agricultural Policy Head of research group on international forest discourses at the University of Göttingen Researcher in agricultural policy at the University of Göttingen Assistant Professor on Forest Policy at the Swedish University of Agriculture (SLU) in Uppsala
1993-1998
1998-2003
2003
2004-2008
2008
2008-2010

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
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Dr. Dr. h.c. Hubert DÜRRSTEIN

Professor, Institute of Forest Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna; General Manager, OeAD - Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research; President, Austrian Association for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Vienna

Wissenschaftlicher Assistent am Lehrstuhl für forstliche Arbeitswissenschaft und Verfahrenstechnik an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Leitender Mitarbeiter und Mitinhaber (ab 1993) im Beratungsbüro DENDRON AG für Forstwesen und Raumplanung, Muntelier, Schweiz Ordinarius für Forstliches Ingenieurwesen und Waldarbeit an der Universität für Bodenkultur Wien Vorstand des Instituts für alpine Naturgefahren und forstliches Ingenieurwesen der Universität für Bodenkultur Wien Vorsitzender des Fachsenats Wald- und Holzwissenschaften Vizerektor für Ressourcen, Universität für Bodenkultur; Stellvertreter des Rektors nach UOG 1993 Rektor der Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
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Technology Symposium

show timetable

27.08.2015

08:00 - 10:30 Technology Brunch Social
11:00 - 11:10 Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2015 Plenary
11:10 - 12:00 RTI Policy Talk Plenary
12:00 - 13:30 Living with the Machine in the Future Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 Cyber Physical Systems Plenary
17:45 - 19:15 Regional Debate Central Eastern Europe Plenary
19:15 - 21:30 Career Lounge Social
19:15 - 21:30 Evening Reception Social

28.08.2015

07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People Breakout
07:00 - 08:30 Bioeconomy Plenary
08:50 - 10:15 Complexity Science Plenary
10:15 - 11:00 Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout Session Social
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 11: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A Market Breakthrough Ahead? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 03: Human Enhancement Technologies: Amplifying or Reducing Inequality Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 14: Virtual Learning: InEquality in Education? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 02: Bio-Economy in Action: National Bio-Economy Strategies in Comparison Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 01: 2015: The End of Energy Revolution Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 06: Entrepreneurship: What Can Science Contribute? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 07: Games of InEquality Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 13: Truth and Reality: The Importance of Models in Economy, Science and Philosophy Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: Energy Transition: Same Goal – Different Ways Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 09: Dynamics by Heterogeneity: How Economy and Research Profit from Diversity Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 08: Physical Internet: A Seismic Shift for Logistics and Mobility Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 05: Market Upheavals: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 12: A Bright Future? Challenges and Opportunities for LED Lighting Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 04: Research Promotion at the Interfaces of Risk, Creativity and Mainstream Breakout
18:00 - 19:30 Urban Innovators Challenge – Start Up Your Company Partner

29.08.2015

07:00 - 08:30 MIT and its Media Lab, Special Guest at this Year’s Technology Symposium Plenary
08:30 - 09:30 InEquality: The New Silk Road Plenary
09:50 - 11:15 Art, Design and Architecture as a Laboratory of Digital Modernity Plenary
11:15 - 11:30 Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology Symposium Plenary
11:30 - 12:00 Snack Reception Social