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Special event: Bulgaria and Romania as partners in EUropean science and research

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Hotel Böglerhof
Breakout / Working Group
english language

On January 1, 2007, Bulgaria and Romania joined the EU and at about the same time the EU launched its 7th Research Framework Programme. This special event at the Alpbach Technol-ogy Forum 2007 will be dedicated to this coincidence and take it as an opportunity to summarise the latest developments in science and research in Bulgaria and Romania and give an outlook on future activities in this field. On this basis experts from the region and from Austria will dis-cuss short and medium term perspectives on how to intensify the cooperation in science and research on a bilateral, regional as well as on a multilateral level. Special attention will be paid to the joint participation in FP7. A general discussion will close the meeting.

Speakers

Expert, Department of European Integration and International Cooperation, National Authority for Scientific Research, Ministry of Education, Research and Youth, Bucharest
Referatsleiter, Internationale Kooperation und Mobilität, Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG), Wien
Deputy Head, Department C1.12, Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth, Vienna
Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics & Informatics, Western University of Timisoara; Director, Institute e-Austria, Timisoara
Strategic Research Manager, ZSI - Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna
Executive Director, National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science, Sofia
Honorarprofessor für Europäische und Internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation, Technische Universität Wien Chair
Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna Chair
Head, Department II/6 - International Research Cooperation, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna Coordination
Ehemals stellvertretende Sektionsleiterin sowie Leiterin, Abteilung II.6 - Internationale Forschungskooperationen, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien Coordination

Mag. Georg PANHOLZER

Deputy Head, Department C1.12, Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth, Vienna

 Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics (branch: International Business Administration)
  Tertiary Economy"
1994 Graduation, Master Thesis: "The Sanctions of the US against Panama; A Case Study: Sanctions against a
  programme to the "Community Initiative for Small and Medium Enterprises" (Structural Funds)
1994-1996 Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs: Division for Small and Medium Enterprises: Project leader of national
since 1996 Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour, Division for International Technology and Innovation
1996-2002 National Delegate/National Expert in INCO-Committee of EU- Framework Programme for FTD (DG Research)
2000-2002 National Delegate to the eContent Programme of the EU (DG INFSO)
  with Central and Eastern Europe)
since 2002 Project leader for the programme STRAPAMO (Formation of Strategic S&T-Partnerships
  Central and Eastern Europe), with the programme CIR-CE (Co-operation in Innovation and Research with
  Central and Eastern Europe) as the central element
since 2004 Project leader for the programme "Technology Initiative Internationalization East" (Technology initiative towards
  ERA-Net
2004 Traineeship in European Commission/DG Research Unit B2 - "Coordination of National Research Policies"/

Ph.D. Dana PETCU

Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics & Informatics, Western University of Timisoara; Director, Institute e-Austria, Timisoara

1984-1988 Universitary studies: University of Timisoara, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Computer Science Section
1988 Analyst, Computer Office, I.U.R.T. Lugoj
  Assistant professor, Fundamental Informatics Chair, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Timisoara
1990 Analyst, Computer Office, Bega-Pam Timisoara
1990-1994 Ph.D. studies: University of Timisoara, Faculty of Mathematics, Numerical Analysis
1994 Lecturer, Fundamental Informatics Chair, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Timisoara
1997 Associate professor, Fundamental Informatics Chair, Faculty of Mathematics, Western University of Timisoara
  Western University of Timisoara
  Director, Institute e-Austria in Timisoara
since 2002 Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics & Informatics,

Dr. Klaus SCHUCH

Strategic Research Manager, ZSI - Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna

 Studied Geography and Economic Sciences; History and Social Sciences at the University of Vienna
1987-1992 Research fellow, Department of Economic Geography, Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics and Austrian Research Centres Seibersdorf
1992-1994 Research Assistant, Department of Economic and Social Geography, Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics
1992-1995 Lecturer, Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics and Johannes Kepler University in Linz
1994-1996 Head, branch office Sofia, OSI - Austrian Institute of East and Southeast European Studies, Sofia, Bulgaria
1996-2001 Head, unit for Third Country Co-operation, BIT - Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-operation in Vienna/Austria (INCO-NCP)
  Topic: Transformation of the Economic Geography and Regional Development in the CEECs
1997 Lecturer, master class "Central and Eastern Europe", Vienna University of Business and Economics
1998 Lecturer, Regional Competitiveness, Vienna University of Business and Economics
1999 Consultant, PHARE-Project "Polish Participation in EU-RTD Programmes", Poland
since 2001 Senior Researcher, Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), Vienna (Managing Director from 2002-2012)
since 2006 Lecturer, "Design, Evaluation and Monitoring", University of Vienna
since 2006 Lecturer, postgraduate SOQUA course for vocational education in social scientific research
2012 Member of the International STI Cooperation Expert Group of DG Research and Innovation

Dr. Albena VUTSOVA

Executive Director, National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science, Sofia

since 1991 National Science Fund, General secretary
1993-1996 University of world economy-Sofia, Study of Financial Management
1999 HRK Germany and ERASMUS University Netherlands, NATO-Internship on Research evaluation
  negotiations on Chapter 17 "Science and Researches"
since 1999 Coordination Council of Association at the Council of Ministers, Head of Work Group 17 for EU association
since 1999 Ministry of education and Science, National Coordinator for EU Sixth Framework Programme
2002 Twente University, Course for European research evaluation
 Ministry of Education and Science, Director Department "Scientific research and projects"
2004 Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.h.c. Manfred HORVAT

Honorarprofessor für Europäische und Internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation, Technische Universität Wien

 Studium des Maschinenbaus an der TU Wien
1969-1972 Internationaler Forschungskonsulent im Bereich Luft- und Raumfahrt
1972-1980 Universitätsassistent für Strömungslehre an der TU Wien
1975-2001 Universitätslektor, TU Wien und Universität Linz
  Kooperation Wissenschaft-Wirtschaft sowie für internationale Forschungs- und Bildungsprogramme)
1980-1993 Leiter des Außeninstitutes der TU Wien (erste österreichische universitäre Einrichtung für Weiterbildung,
seit 1981 Koordinator, Conference of Rectors and Presidents of European Universities of Technology
1992-1994 Kellogg Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford, UK
1993-2004 Direktor, Büro für Internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation (BIT)
 Mitglied und Vorsitzender verschiedener Programm- und Evaluationsausschüsse im Bereich Forschung und
 technologische Entwicklung bei der Europäischen Kommission; z.B. 2006 Chairman, ERA-NET Expert Review Group
seit 1995 Durchführung gezielter Aktionen und Projekte zur Stärkung der Europäischen Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation mit Mittel- und Osteuropa
  Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation
seit 2000 Koordinator verschiedener Initiativen und Projekte zur Integration der Westbalkanländer in die Europäische
  Technische Universität Wien
seit 2001 Honorarprofessor für Internationale und Europäische Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation,
2001-2005 Mitglied, Wissenschafts- und Forschungsrat des Landes Salzburg
  Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft (FFG)
2004-2006 Direktor des Bereiches Europäische und Internationale Programme (EIP), Österreichische
seit 2006 Rapporteur, External Advisory Group "Research Potential", Europ. Kommission
  und für International R&D Policy, Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie
seit 2006 Senior Advisor für Internationale Forschungskooperation, Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur
2007 Mitglied, Expert Groups zum Green Paper "European Research Area", Europäische Kommission

Mag. MA Barbara WEITGRUBER

Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

1985 Translator's diploma in English, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
1986 Certificate in Mass Media, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
1986-1987 MA in Communications, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
1986-1987 Fulbright Grantee and Teaching Assistant, Department of Communications and Theatre, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
1987-1993 Founding Staff Member, Director, Office for International Relations, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
1989 Master Degree in English/American and Interdisciplinary Studies, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
1990-1991 and 1993-1994 Lecturer for Media and Intercultural Issues, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
1993-1994 Director, Office for European Educational Co-operation, Austrian Academic Exchange Service, Vienna
1994-2001 Director, International Relations/Higher Education, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
1994-2002 Lecturer for EU Education Policy, Donau-Universität Krems
2001-2002 Deputy Director General for Higher Education, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
2003-2004 Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
2005-2010 Senior Advisor for Strategy and Coordination in the field of international relations with special consideration for the interface Science - Research - Education, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research
since 2010 Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy

Dr. Anneliese STOKLASKA

Ehemals stellvertretende Sektionsleiterin sowie Leiterin, Abteilung II.6 - Internationale Forschungskooperationen, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien

1970-1971 Austrian newspaper "Kurier"
1971-1991 Administrative Assistant, Vienna University of Technology
1984 Ph.D. Degree, Medieval History, University of Vienna
1991 Department for International Research Co-operation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
1994-2011 Head, Department for International Research Co-operation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
2009-2011 Deputy Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research

Technology Forum

show timetable

23.08.2007

10:00 - 23:00Presentation of the three Christian Doppler Laboratories concerning allergiesCulture
10:00 - 12:00Technology brunch hosted by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
13:00 - 13:20Welcome addressPlenary
13:20 - 14:00OpeningPlenary
14:00 - 16:00Global warmingPlenary
16:30 - 18:15The frontiers of science [in cooperation with the Institute of Science and Technology Austria]Plenary
20:00 - 21:30Looking insidePlenary
21:30 - 23:30Reception hosted by Alcatel-Lucent AustriaSocial

24.08.2007

09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and technology for young peopleBreakout
09:00 - 14:30Working Group 01: The risk and the new - 'risk governance'Breakout
09:00 - 14:30Working Group 02: The changing industrial landscape  challenges, opportunities, strategiesBreakout
09:00 - 14:30Working Group 03: Climate change and risk governance - the role of research, science and innovationBreakout
09:00 - 14:30Working Group 05: New initiatives and models of the 7th EU Framework Programme on Research to enhance European competitiveness - European technology platforms from the Austrian and the European points of viewBreakout
09:00 - 14:30Working Group 05: The end of IT-innovation - the growth opportunity for Europe?Breakout
09:00 - 14:30Working Group 06: The impact of climate change on mobility - challenges for infrastructure and private transportBreakout
09:00 - 14:30Working Group 07: Design by nature - nature's contribution to industrial progressBreakout
09:00 - 14:30Working Group 08: Smart WellbeingBreakout
09:00 - 14:30Working Group 09: The five sensesBreakout
09:00 - 14:30Working Group 10: Technology transfer in European regionsBreakout
09:00 - 14:30Working Group 11: The phenomenon of Second Life - the creation of a new world?Breakout
09:00 - 18:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and technology for kidsBreakout
09:30 - 15:30Special event: Bulgaria and Romania as partners in EUropean science and researchBreakout
15:00 - 16:30Regions and global competitionPlenary
16:30 - 18:00The future - dream or realityPlenary
18:30 - 20:00The five sensesPlenary
20:00 - 23:30Reception hosted by the Province of Lower AustriaSocial

25.08.2007

09:00 - 10:00What changed?Plenary
10:00 - 11:00SecurityPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Junior Alpbach and Ö1 Children's University Alpbach 2007Plenary
12:00 - 13:00Science & technology, entrepreneurship & societyPlenary
13:00 - 13:20A look back and a view aheadPlenary
13:20 - 14:30Reception hosted by Microsoft AustriaSocial