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New Ways of Innovation

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Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Enduring Hydro LLC, Chevy Chase, MD
Program Director, Science of Science and Innovation Policy, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
Vice President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Editor in Chief and Managing Director, NZZ Austria; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy; Vienna Chair

Deputy Director-General Dr. Wolfgang BURTSCHER

Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels

 Wolfgang Burtscher is Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.
 An Austrian national, Wolfgang Burtscher acted before joining DG Research and Innovation as a Director in DG Agriculture of the European Commission since 2000. Before his Commission career Mr Burtscher was representative of the Länder at the Austrian Permanent Representation to the EU. From 1992 to 1996 he was Director of European Affairs in the Vorarlberg administration. Previously, from 1990 to 1992, he was a legal advisor at the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Geneva, at the time of negotiations on the European Economic Area (EEA). He focused particularly on the free circulation of goods and capital and on competition issues. Between 1983-1990 he was a lecturer in International and European Law at the University of Innsbruck. Wolfgang Burtscher holds a doctorate in law and also has a qualification from the Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales in Nice.

CEO M.Sc. Ph.D. Kristina M. JOHNSON

Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Enduring Hydro LLC, Chevy Chase, MD

 BS, MS and Ph.D in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and honorary degrees from Tufts University, Trinity College in Dublin, and the University of Alabama at Huntsville. In addition to her academic career, Dr. Johnson is a serial entrepreneur, co-founding several successful companies including ColorLink, Inc. She holds 129 US and International patents.
1985-1999 Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado University at Boulder
1999-2007 Dean of Engineering at Duke University
2007-2009 Provost and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Johns Hopkins University
2009-2010 Under Secretary of Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), responsible for managing a broad portfolio of technologies ranging from renewable energy and the smart grid to fossil fuels, nuclear power and environmental clean-up.
since 2011 Director of The AES Corporation
since 2011 Chairman and CEO of Enduring Energy, LLC, a company she co-founded in 2011.

Program Director Dr. Julia I. LANE

Program Director, Science of Science and Innovation Policy, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

1984 1990 Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics, University of Louisville
1990 2001 Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Economics, American University
1996 1997 Private Sector Development, World Bank (on sabbatical)
2000 2004 Director, Employment Dynamics Program and Principal Research Associate, The Urban Institute
2004 2005 Program Director, Economics, National Science Foundation
2005 2008 Senior Vice President and Director, Economics, Labor, and Population, NORC at the University of Chicago
since 2008 Program Director, Science of Science and Innovation Policy, National Science Foundation

Dipl.-Kfm. Dr. Claus J. RAIDL

Vice President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1971-1974 Worked in banking and for a certified public accountant, provided consultancy services to the OECD on international tax law and multinational corporations
1974-1981 Österreichische Volksfürsorge Allgemeine Versicherung AG
1981-1982 Member of the Executive Board, Wiener Holding Ges.m.b.H.
1982-1986 Member of the Executive Board, ÖIAG (Österreichische Industrieverwaltungs AG)
1986-1988 Deputy Chairman and Senior Executive Vice President, VOEST-ALPINE AG
1988-1992 Deputy Chairman and Senior Executive Vice President, VOEST-ALPINE STAHL AG
1993-1994 Member of the Executive Board, AUSTRIAN INDUSTRIES AG
1991-2010 Chairman and CEO, BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG
2007-2010 Member of the Executive Board, voestalpine AG
2008-2018 Präsident Österreichische Nationalbank
2008-2018 President, OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank
since 2012 Vice President, European Forum Alpbach

Michael FLEISCHHACKER

Editor in Chief and Managing Director, NZZ Austria; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy; Vienna

1991-1994 Außenpolitik-Redakteur, "Kleine Zeitung"
1994 Redakteur in der Chefredaktion, "Kleine Zeitung"
1995-1997 Chef vom Dienst, "Kleine Zeitung"
1998-1999 Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Kleine Zeitung"
2000-2001 Chef vom Dienst, "Standard"
2002-2004 Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Die Presse"
2004-2012 Chefredakteur, "Die Presse"
2013/14 Leiter, Media Academy, Europäisches Forum Alpbach
seit 2015 Chefredakteur, "nzz.at"

Technology Forum

show timetable

25.08.2011

08:00 - 10:30Technology Brunch Hosted by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 11:10Welcome statementPlenary
11:10 - 11:30Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2011Plenary
11:30 - 12:15Opening SpeechesPlenary
12:15 - 13:40New Ways of InnovationPlenary
14:00 - 14:50The Cancer Genome: Challenge and PromisePlenary
14:50 - 15:45CybercrimePlenary
18:00 - 19:30The City of the Future – Demographics and SustainabilityPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening Reception Hosted by Forschung AustriaSocial
19:30 - 21:30Career Lounge – Evening Event with a Buffet Dinner for Students, Graduate Scientists and Young Professionals Hosted by the Organisers of the Alpbach Technology ForumSocial

26.08.2011

07:00 - 13:30Working Group 01: The Future of High-Tech Production in EuropeBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 02: The Future of Urban MobilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 03: Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP): An Instrument for Creating InnovationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 04: The Efficiency of RTI InvestmentsBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 05: Urban Europe, Urban Technologies – The City in the 21st CenturyBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 06: Food Security and Distributive JusticeBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 07: Research Promotion Followed by Financial Bottleneck?Breakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 08: Research in the Classroom: New Ways of Learning in Natural SciencesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 09: Simple – Functional – Trendy? Technological Solutions for Old and YoungBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 10: IT – Challenging the Present, Defining the Future!Breakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 11: The Digital City of TomorrowBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 12: Design Thinking and Open Innovation – The Customer is KingBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
07:45 - 13:00Special Event: New Ways of Internationalisation? European Strategies for the Globalisation of Research and InnovationBreakout
14:00 - 15:45Natural Science Education for Future GenerationsPlenary
16:15 - 17:30Frontier Technologies – A Gateway to the Future in cooperation with the European Research CouncilPlenary

27.08.2011

07:30 - 09:00International Year of ChemistryPlenary
09:20 - 10:10The Future of the InternetPlenary
10:10 - 11:05The Physics of SuperheroesPlenary
11:05 - 11:15Closing StatementPlenary
11:15 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial