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Energy independence and the availability of resources

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Member of Parliament, Vienna
Ehemaliger Präsident, Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie, Wuppertal
President Emeritus, Jacobs University Bremen Chair


Member of Parliament, Vienna

1985 Graduation, branch of study: agriculture, plant production, Studies at Vienna University of Natural Resources and Applied Live Sciences
1991-2005 Delegate to the Provincial Parliament of Burgenland
since 1991 Deputy Head of the Provincial parliamentary group of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) Burgenland
1998-2000 General Manager of the Provincial ÖVP group
2002-2005 Head of the parliamentary fraction of the ÖVP's Provincial parliamentary group
2005-2008 Member of the Provincial Government of Burgenland
since 2005 Member of the Chief Executive Department of the Austrian Farmers' Federation - Federal Secretary
since 2006 Head of the Farmers' Federation of the Province of Burgenland
2008-2013 Agriculture and Environment Minister of the Republic of Austria
since 2013 Member of Parliament


Ehemaliger Präsident, Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie, Wuppertal

1977 PhD, Development Theory, University of Bremen
1981 Postdoctoral qualification, University of Osnabrueck
1981-1982 Informatics, Economics, Electronics Certificate, University Karlsruhe TH
1970-1974 Scientific Assistant, Alfred-Weber-Institute at the University of Heidelberg
1974-1979 Scientific Assistant, University of Osnabrueck
1979-1981 Scientific Manager, MVV Energy AG
1982 Appointment as Professor, University of Osnabrueck
1986-1988 Head for Energy Policy Section, Ministry of Environment of Hessen
1987 Appointment as Adjunct Professor
1987-1990 Policy Advisor/Climate mitigation, German Bundestag
1985-1988 Research at the Institute of Applied Ecology/Freiburg
1988-1992 Professor of Economics, University of Applied Sciences of Darmstadt
1991-1994 Policy Advisor, Climate Mitigation, German Bundestag
1992-2000 Appointment as Director of the Energy Division, Wuppertal Institute of Climate, Environment and Energy
1992-2008 Appointment as Professor, Economic and Energy Policy, University of Wuppertal
1998-2000 Vice President and Director of the Energy Division, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy
2000-2002 Policy Adviser, Energy, German Bundestag
2002-2006 Member of the International Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel, GEF, Washington
2000-2003 Vice-President and Acting President, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy
2003-2008 President, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy
since 2008 Senior Scientist und Project Manager, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Dr. Joachim TREUSCH

President Emeritus, Jacobs University Bremen

1970 Professur in Frankfurt
1971 Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Physik in Dortmund
1984-1986 Präsident der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft
seit 1987 Vorstandsmitglied der Kernforschungsanlage Jülich (KFA)
1993-1997 Vorsitzender der Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren
1995-1996 Präsident der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte
1990-2006 Vorsitzender des Vorstands der Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
1999-2003 Vorsitzender des Deutschen Verbandes Technisch-Wissenschaftlicher Vereine
2000-2006 Vorsitzender des Lenkungsausschusses "Wissenschaft im Dialog"
2006-2012 Präsident der Jacobs University Bremen

Technology Forum

show timetable


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


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


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