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Future Innovation – International Perspectives

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In the age of knowledge economy the integration of new ideas and capacities for product innovations will become a decisive competitive factor. How can current approaches in theory and practice of innovation be connected in order to be successful on a global scale?

Speakers

Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management; The Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation, INSEAD The Business School for the World, Fontainebleau Abstract
The future of innovation is more global: melding capabilities and insights about needs and markets from the world over, into a globally integrated network. With increasingly dispersed and differentiated contributions to innovations, mastering such melding process is increasingly critical for companies, industries, and countries (think innovation „hubs“, no longer just „clusters“).

The exercise is difficult. Discovering, accessing and evaluating sources of knowledge before they become obvious, and the knowledge they provide becomes codified (and, hence mobile) is a first challenge. Collaborative and open innovations provide partial answers, but no panacea. Sharing knowledge across contexts requires careful attention to the nature of knowledge and to the emerging architecture of the innovation, with adjustments to the innovation process. Melding knowledge from multiple sources calls for disciplined project management and clear leadership.

The contribution to the panel will provide a few keys to addressing these issues, from the research Prof. Doz and his team performed over the past few years. These keys range from structural arrangements to the cultural make-up of global innovation teams. The focus will be on people’s contributions to the global innovation process, away from the illusions sometimes still entertained about knowledge management systems and the lure of digitalization.
Managing Partner, ColorJar, LLC; Member, International Advisory Board, Global Entrepreneurship Week and US State Department s Global Innovation Through Science and Technology (GIST); Entrepreneurship Advisor, Cleveland
Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company, Munich Abstract
Die Einführungsrate und Verbreitungsgeschwindigkeit von Innovationen hat sich auf Grund der verbesserten Kommunikationsmöglichkeiten, der stärkeren weltweiten Vernetzung, und der steigenden eingesetzten Mittel dramatisch beschleunigt und dieser Trend wird sich fortsetzen.
In dem Vortrag werden drei Aspekte zur Zukunft der Innovation betrachtet und jeweils mit kurzen Beispielen untermauert:
1. Innovations-Lücken, globale Problembereiche, auf denen Innovationen unerlässlich sind, um klar erkennbare Risiken zu bewältigen
2. Innovations-Quellen, Gebiete, die in den nächsten Jahren die Basis für viele neue und bahnbrechende Anwendungen bieten werden
3. Den Innovationsprozess selbst, der je nach Gebiet einer völlig neuen Dynamik unterworfen ist
Innovationslücken bestehen z.B. bei umweltverträglicher Energieerzeugung, individueller Mobilität und Transport, effizienterer Nahrungserzeugung, verbesserter Vorbeugung und Bewältigung systemischer Krisen (Finanzmärkte, Demokratisierungsbewegungen…). Hier sollte die Innovationsgeschwindigkeit durch staatliche Initiativen und Förderungen von Grundlagenarbeiten und Anwendungen gezielt erhöht werden, da die wirtschaftliche Eigendynamik nicht ausreichen wird.
Innovations-Quellen sind z.B. Internet, Bio-/Gentechnologie, Informationstechnologie, Nanotechnologie, Additive Manufacturing/3D-Printing, Robotics. Hier sind über die letzten Jahrzehnte viele Grundlagen gelegt worden und es ergeben sich für die nächsten Jahre und Jahrzehnte unabsehbar viele neue Anwendungsmöglichkeiten.
In diesen Bereichen ist die wirtschaftliche Eigendynamik sehr groß und es gibt einen starken Wettbewerb um die zukünftigen globalen Führungspositionen.
Der Innovationsprozess hat insbesondere in Zusammenhang mit dem Internet, aber auch in anderen Bereichen eine atemberaubende Geschwindigkeit bekommen. Tablet-PCs haben die schnellste Wachstumsrate aller bisherigen Konsumgüter, in den ersten drei Jahren wurden 140 Mio. Stück verkauft, Facebook hat in unter 10 Jahren über eine Milliarde Nutzer gewonnen. In anderen Bereichen wie den oben genannten Bedarfsbereichen sind die Zeitkonstanten allerdings noch wesentlich länger. In vielen Industrien entwickelt sich ein Muster, dass Innovationen von zahlreichen Venture-Capital-finanzierten Firmen im Markt getestet werden. Von diesen Start-ups wachsen ganz wenige zu einer erfolgreichen selbstständigen Firma, einige werden von großen Firmen aufgekauft und die Mehrzahl existiert nach einigen Jahren nicht mehr. Dabei ist das Aufkaufen von jungen innovativen Firmen durchaus ein Erfolgsmodell für die etablierten Firmen, die damit ihre Innovations-Geschwindigkeit signifikant verbessern.
Editor-in-Chief, Die Presse, Vienna Chair

Yves L. DOZ

Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management; The Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation, INSEAD The Business School for the World, Fontainebleau

 Yves Doz is the Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation at INSEAD and a Professor of Strategic Management. Yves has taught at Harvard Business School, Stanford's Graduate School of Business, Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, and SNU (Seoul National University). He has researched and published widely on the strategy and organization of multinational companies. His books include The Multinational Mission, with C.K Prahalad, From Global to Metanational, with Jose Santos and Peter Williamson, Fast Strategy, with Mikko Kosonen, and most recently Managing Global Innovation with Keeley Wilson. Over the past two years Yves has been researching how the concept of Strategic Agility applies to the governance of countries. He now leads phase two of the "Governments for the future" research project at SITRA, and works with various European governments.
 Yves also has business experience and has consulted for many major corporations, advising them on the development of new growth opportunities and designing and implementing competitive revitalization programs, and Global Innovation projects.

Jeff HOFFMAN

Managing Partner, ColorJar, LLC; Member, International Advisory Board, Global Entrepreneurship Week and US State Department s Global Innovation Through Science and Technology (GIST); Entrepreneurship Advisor, Cleveland

 Jeff Hoffman is a successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker. In his career, he has been the founder of multiple startups, he has been the CEO of both public and private companies, and he has served as a senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known companies, including Priceline.com, uBid.com, CTI, ColorJar, and more.
 
 Today Jeff serves on the boards of companies in the US, Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia. He supports entrepreneurs and small businesses on a worldwide basis, serving on the global advisory boards of Global Entrepreneurship Week (supporting entrepreneurship in over 130 countries), the US State Department s GIST program (Global Innovation through Science and Technology, working in 49 emerging nations), the APEC Startup Initiative (the Asia Pacific Economic Council s 21-member nation association), and many others. He supports the White House, the State Department, USAID, and similar organizations internationally on economic growth initiatives and entrepreneurship programs.
 
 Jeff is a frequent keynote speaker, having been invited to speak in over 50 countries. He speaks on the topics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and business leadership, and is currently writing a book on how to scale a business, which will be published worldwide in the summer of 2014. Jeff also teaches innovation workshops to major corporations on a regular basis.
 
 Jeff is a featured business expert seen on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNN International, Bloomberg News, CNBC, ABC, and NPR, and in publications including Forbes, Inc., Time, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, and more.

Dr. Lothar STEIN

Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company, Munich

1978 Promotion in Physik am Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching und LMU München
1978-1983 Produkt-Manager OSRAM München
1983-2012 McKinsey & Company
1989 Ernennung zum Partner
1990-1993 Leitende Rolle beim Aufbau des McKinsey-Büros im Silicon Valley
1995 Ernennung zum Senior Partner
1995-2012 Verschiedene Leadership-Positionen in den Bereichen High-Tech und Innovationsmanagement

Rainer NOWAK

Editor-in-Chief, Die Presse, Vienna

1992-1997 Study of History and Political Science (without completing)
1994 Freelancer "Vorarlberger Nachrichten"
1996 Entry to "Die Presse"
2002 Editor, Domestic Policy Department, "Die Presse", Vienna
2004 Appointment to Department head "Chronik/Wien", "Die Presse", Vienna
2009 Appointment to Editorial Director for the new "Presse am Sonntag", Vienna
2010 Appointment to Head of Domestic Policy, "Die Presse", Vienna
since 2012 Editor-in-Chief, "Die Presse", Vienna
since 2014 Publisher, "Die Presse", Vienna
2017 Appointment as Managing Director, "Die Presse", Vienna

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22.08.2013

10:00 - 12:30Technology Brunch hosted by Standortagentur TirolPartner
13:00 - 13:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2013Plenary
13:10 - 13:45Innovation and PolicyPlenary
13:45 - 15:15Future Innovation - International PerspectivesPlenary
15:40 - 16:40Graphene - A Great Hope of Future Technologies?Plenary
16:40 - 18:00From Research to Economic SuccessPlenary
20:00 - 21:45Our Place in the UniversePlenary
21:45 - 00:00Career Lounge hosted by the Organisers and Siemens AG ÖsterreichSocial
21:45 - 00:00Evening Reception hosted by Forschung AustriaSocial

23.08.2013

08:30 - 15:00Working Group 05: The Potential of the Alps: Focus Sustainable Use of ResourcesBreakout
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Special Event: RTI Internationalization in Austria - Strategic RecommendationsBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 01: The Value Chains of the FutureBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 02: To Develop the Future - Tomorrow's Innovation as Exemplified by International Leading EnterprisesBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 03: Smart City - Pathways to Future Urban MobilityBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 04: "Frontrunner", a New Approach in RTI PolicyBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 06: The Potential of ICT Tools in Open Innovation ProcessesBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 07: Web attack! The Fight against Hackers and Data LossBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 08: Industry 4.0 - Impact on the Future of Working LivesBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 09: Green Tech: Visions and Business of eco-mobilityBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 10: Identity 2.0: Digital ManBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 11: Intellectual Property Management - Conditions for Prosperity and SuccessBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 12: Secure Society = Secured Future = Security ResearchBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
16:00 - 17:30i-Learning - The Future of Learning in the Digital WorldPlenary
17:45 - 20:00Challenges for Biomedical ResearchPlenary
20:00 - 22:00Open Dialogue - Smart Mobility for Smart CitiesPartner

24.08.2013

09:30 - 10:15Planning Innovation: At the CrossroadsPlenary
10:15 - 12:00Cybercrime and CybersecurityPlenary
12:15 - 13:15The Wonderful World of Quantum MechanicsPlenary
13:15 - 13:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology ForumPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Snack Reception hosted by the OrganisersSocial