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Stanford, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology Symposium: Innovation and the Culture of Failure

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
english language

Creative failure can be a precondition for future success, but it is hardly an accepted approach, particularly in Europe. What are the lessons that research institutions and enterprises can learn from a “culture of failure”? Would it be productive to deal more playfully with risks and wrong decisions?

Speakers

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs, W.M. Keck Senior Professor in Engineering, Stanford School of Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford
Frederick Emmons Terman Dean, School of Engineering; John M. Fluke Professor in Electrical Engineering; Courtesy Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford
Finmeccanica Professor and Robert Bosch Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford
Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering and Michael L. & Myrna Darland Endowed Chair in Technology Commercialization, College of Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Chair

Ph.D. Curtis FRANK

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs, W.M. Keck Senior Professor in Engineering, Stanford School of Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford

 
 Academic Appointments:
 -Professor, Chemical Engineering
 -Professor (By courtesy), Materials Science and Engineering
 -Professor (By courtesy), Chemistry
 -Member, Bio-X
1972 PhD, University of Illinois

Ph.D. Friedrich B. PRINZ

Finmeccanica Professor and Robert Bosch Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford

 Co-Director, Stanford Integrated Machining; Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
 Design and prototyping of micro and nanoscale devices for energy and biology. His group studies transport phenomena across thin oxide layers and lipid bi-layers with the help of Atomic Force Microscopy combined with Impedance Spectroscopy.
1975 PhD, University of Vienna - Physics (1975)

Ph.D. Buddy D. RATNER

Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering and Michael L. & Myrna Darland Endowed Chair in Technology Commercialization, College of Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1967 B.S., Brooklyn College
 Research Interests:
 Biointerface synthesis, modification and characterization
 Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
 Synthesis and characterization of polymeric biomaterials
 Healing, inflammation
1972 Ph.D., Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Technology Symposium

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21.08.2014

10:00 - 12:30Technology BrunchSocial
13:00 - 13:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2014Plenary
13:10 - 14:00RTI Policy at the CrossroadsPlenary
14:00 - 15:45Industry 4.0 - The Next Industrial Revolution?Plenary
16:15 - 17:45Stanford, this Year's Special Guest at the Technology Symposium: Innovation and the Culture of FailurePlenary
20:00 - 21:30Us and Our Brains - Neuroscience at the CrossroadsPlenary
21:45 - 23:00Career LoungeSocial
21:45 - 23:00Evening ReceptionSocial

22.08.2014

09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 01: Technology - Global Market: Austrian Technologies for the Global MarketBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 02: Future Technology-Hotspots - Does Europe Stand a Chance?Breakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 03: The Challenge of Disruptive Innovation: Strategies for Successful CopingBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 04: Agile and Robust Supply Chains - How to Manage Volatility Across Your BusinessBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 05: Bioenergy - The Way to the Future or a Dead End?Breakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 06: The Cost of the City of the Future - Socio-Economic Aspects of Smart CitiesBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 07: Smart Energy: Challenges of an Interdisciplinary Energy TransitionBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 08: Science in Society - How to Overcome a DisjunctureBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 09: IP Strategies in Enterprises: Challenges for IP Management and Innovation PolicyBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 10: How to Finance Research - Publicly or Privately? New Models for a Globalised WorldBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Breakout Session 11: Innovations in Acoustics: Future Trends in Industry and Modern LifeBreakout
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
16:00 - 16:45Digital UniversityPlenary
16:45 - 18:15Open Science - The Place of and for People in Our KnowledgePlenary
18:30 - 20:00Cities at the CrossroadsPlenary
20:00 - 22:00Urban Innovators Challenge - The Future of CitiesPartner

23.08.2014

09:00 - 10:30Complexity Science - IPlenary
10:30 - 11:15Complexity Science - IIPlenary
11:45 - 13:15Innovation at the Art Science InterfacePlenary
13:15 - 13:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology SymposiumPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial