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Regional Debate Central Eastern Europe

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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Austria benefited in many ways from the EU’s enlargement towards the East. Cooperations between the Vienna Region (Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland) with the neighbouring countries Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary have been especially successful. Research enterprises and a broad network of university and non-university R&D institutions have great potential for the future.

Industrialist; President of the Supervisory Board, AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
Senior Economist, Science and Technology Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna
President, National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary; Ordinary Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
Editor-in-Chief, Die Presse, Vienna

Dkfm. Dr. Hannes ANDROSCH

Industrialist; President of the Supervisory Board, AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

Diplomkaufmann Zunächst Sekretär, dann Konsulent für Wirtschaftsfragen des Parlamentsklubs der SPÖ Beeideter Buchprüfer und Steuerberater Abgeordneter zum Nationalrat Beeideter Wirtschaftsprüfer und Steuerberater Staatskommissär-Stellvertreter bei der Zentralsparkasse der Gemeinde, Wien Bundesminister für Finanzen Vizekanzler der Republik Österreich Vorsitzender der OECD auf Ministerebene Vorsitzender des Interimskomitees des Weltwährungsfonds Stellvertretender Generaldirektor (Jänner - Juni 1981), dann Generaldirektor der Creditanstalt-Bankverein Konsulent der Weltbank Gründung der AIC Androsch International Management Consulting GmbH Beginn des Aufbaues einer industriellen Beteiligungsgruppe Errichtung der gemeinnützigen "Stiftung Hannes Androsch bei der Österreichischen Akademie der Regierungskommissär für die österreichische Beteiligung an der Expo 2010, Shanghai
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MA Mario CERVANTES

Senior Economist, Science and Technology Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

 Mario Cervantes is senior economist/principal administrator at the OECD's Science and Technology Policy Division. In particular he is responsible for the Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP). With more than 15 years experience in innovation policy, Mr. Cervantes has written on a range of topics from industry-science relations, human resources in S&T, technology incubators, university patenting and licensing, open innovation and globalisation and more recently on innovation for social challenges. Current activities include the study of the changing nature of innovation and the policy implications as well as work on demand-side policies for innovation.
 
 A graduate of Columbia University (MA - international economics), the University of California at Santa Barbara (BA economics and political science) and the Institut d' Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Mr. Cervantes has also studied at the Berkman Center, Harvard Law School where he obtained a certificate in internet law, and was a Sloan Fellow in public policy at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Prior to joining OECD, Mr. Cervantes worked as a researcher at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (C.I.T.I) at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, New York.

Mag. Christoph NEUMAYER

Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna

Press spokesman of the Vienna branch of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) Permanent freelancer in the editorial department for ethnic minorities of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) Press Officer, Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), Editor-in-Chief of "Industry News Service" Federal Managing Director of Young Industry / Group 1031 Manager of the IV Newsroom, Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) Director of Marketing & Communication Federation of Austrian Industries (IV)
 Studies of History, Journalism and Law, University of Vienna
 Graduation with honors (Mag.phil) in History and Communication Science
 Degree from the 32nd Post Graduate Management University Course at the Vienna University of Economics and Business
 7th Strategic Leadership Course of the LVAK (Austrian National Defence Academy) on behalf of the Federal Government and the National Security Council
 Postgraduate Diploma in General Management, ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Berlin
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Dr. József PALINKAS

President, National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary; Ordinary Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

MSc, József Attila University, Szeged PhD Student, Institute for Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences PhD, Kossuth University, Debrecen Staff Scientist Postdoctoral Fellow, Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station Visiting Scientist, Manne Siegbahn Institute, Stockholm Doctor, Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Senior Scientist, Institute for Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Director, Institute for Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Habilitation, Kossuth University, Debrecen Corresponding Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Research Professor, Institute for Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Professor, Physics, Department of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Science, Kossuth University, Debrecen President, University of Debrecen Head, Department of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Debrecen State Secretary of Education Minister of Education Ordinary Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Director, Institute of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Debrecen President, Centre of Arts, Humanities and Sciences, University of Debrecen President, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Prime Ministers Office, Government Commissioner for Research, Development and Innovation
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Array Rainer NOWAK

Editor-in-Chief, Die Presse, Vienna

Study of History and Political Science (without completing) Freelancer "Vorarlberger Nachrichten" Entry to "Die Presse" Editor, Domestic Policy Department, "Die Presse", Vienna Appointment to Department head "Chronik/Wien", "Die Presse", Vienna Appointment to Editorial Director for the new "Presse am Sonntag", Vienna Appointment to Head of Domestic Policy, "Die Presse", Vienna Editor-in-Chief, "Die Presse", Vienna Publisher, "Die Presse", Vienna
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Technology Symposium

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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