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ETH Zurich, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology Symposium

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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ETH Zurich is widely recognized as a world-leading research university. It has also succeeded in creating the institutional and technical conditions that enable it to transform its research results into innovative products and to shape markets.

ETH Pioneer Fellow, Institute for Mechanical Systems, ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Professor for Trace Element and Micro Analysis, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry and Vice President Research and Corporate Relations, ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Professor, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Professor for Information Architecture, Founding Director of the Singapore-ETH Centre, Lead Principal Investigator of the Responsive Cities Scenario at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore and Senior Vice President ETH Global, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Professor for Autonomous Systems and Director, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna Chair

Dr. Sabrina BADIR

ETH Pioneer Fellow, Institute for Mechanical Systems, ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

2008-2010 MSc Human Movement Science with Major in Biomechanics, ETH Zurich
2011-2015 PhD Thesis: Towards a diagnostic device: mechanical characterization of the uterine cervix in pregnancy

Univ.-Prof. Vice President Dr. Detlef GÜNTHER

Professor for Trace Element and Micro Analysis, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry and Vice President Research and Corporate Relations, ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

1990 Dissertation, Analytical Chemistry, MLU - Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
1994 Post-Doc, Memorial University Newfoundland, St. John's
1995 Post-Doc, Earth Science Department, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
1998 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
2008 Full Professor, Trace Element and Micro Analysis, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
2015 Vice President, Research and Corporate Relation, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

Prof. Dr. Maksym KOVALENKO

Professor, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

2008-2011 Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, with Prof. Dmitri V. Talapin
2006&2007 Research visits to Molecular Foundry (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), with Dr. Dmitri V. Talapin and Prof. Paul Alivisatos
2004-2007 Ph.D. study, Research Assistant, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Linz, Austria, with Prof. Wolfgang Heiss
2003&2004 Internships, Institute of Solid State Physics, Linz, Austria, with Prof. Wolfgang Heiss

Prof. Dr. Gerhard SCHMITT

Professor for Information Architecture, Founding Director of the Singapore-ETH Centre, Lead Principal Investigator of the Responsive Cities Scenario at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore and Senior Vice President ETH Global, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

1981 Master of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
1983 Dissertation, Architecture and Energy, Technische Universität München
1984-1988 Assistant / Associate Professor, Computer Aided Architectural Design, Carnegie Mellon University
1988-1992 Associate Professor for CAAD, ETH Zurich
1992-1998 Full Professor for Architecture and CAAD, ETH Zurich
1993.1994 Guest Professor, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
1994-1996 Dean, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
1998-2008 Vice President for Planning and Logistics, ETH Zurich
2000 Initiation of the Virtual Campus ETH World
2003 Initiation and Concept for the ETH Science City Campus, Zurich
2006 Initiation of a CO2-neutral Science City ETH Hönggerberg until 2020
2004-2007 Chairman, Visiting Committee, Graduate Design School, Harvard University
2008 Senior Vice President ETH Global
2010-2013 Founding Director of the Singapore-ETH Centre in Singapore
2014 First Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Future Cities
2015 Lead PI in Responsive Cities, Singapore-ETH Centre

Prof. Dr. Roland Yves SIEGWART

Professor for Autonomous Systems and Director, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

1984-1985 Research and Teaching Assistant, Turbomachinery Lab (Prof. Gyarmathy), ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
1985-1986 Lecturer, Turbomachinery, Technical University (HTL), Zurich
1985-1989 Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute of Mechanics (Prof. Schweitzer), ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
1989 PhD, Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
1989-1990 Post-Doc, CDR - Center of Design and Research, Stanford University, California
1990-1996 Senior Scientist and Lecturer, Institute of Robotics, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
1990-1997 Vice-President Research & Development, MECOS Traxler AG
1996-2006 Associate / Full Professor in Microengineering, EPFL - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
2002-2006 Vice Dean, School of Engineering (STI), EPFL - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
2005 Visiting Professor, NASA Ames and Stanford University, California
since 2006 Full Professor for Autonomous Systems, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
2010-2014 Vice President Research and Corporate Relations, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
since 2015 Co-Director of Wyss Translational Center Zürich

Prof. Dr. Ph.D. Helga NOWOTNY

Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna

1969 Ph.D. in Sociology, Columbia University, New York
1996-2002 Professor of Philosophy and Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich
  Teaching and Research Positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Vienna; King's College, Cambridge; University of Bielefeld; Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; Ecole des Hautes Etudes et Sciences Sociales, Paris; Science Center for Social Sciences, Berlin; Collegium Budapest
1998-2004 Director, "Collegium Helveticum", ETH Zurich
2001-2006 Chair, EURAB - European Research Advisory Board of the European Commission
2002-2004 Director, Branco Weiss Fellowship Programme "Society in Science"
2005-2011 Chair, Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Vienna
2007-2010 Vice-President ERC - European Research Council
2010-2013 President, ERC - European Research Council
  Professor em., Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich

Technology Symposium

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25.08.2016

11:00 - 11:10OpeningPlenary
11:10 - 12:15RTI TalkPlenary
12:30 - 12:50From Austria to Silicon Valley – Cyber Security as a Global FactorPlenary
12:50 - 14:10Cybernetics in Advanced Energy and Production SystemsPlenary
14:30 - 15:45Complexity and the New EnlightenmentPlenary
18:00 - 18:15Best of Art and ScienceCulture
18:15 - 19:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Alpbach Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial
19:30 - 21:00Career LoungeSocial

26.08.2016

07:00 - 08:30Digital MedicinePlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
08:30 - 10:30Cross-sektorale Kooperationen von ClusternPartner
09:00 - 10:30Personalized Cancer MedicinePlenary
10:30 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: Innovation by Making: Paradigm Shifts and New Innovation CulturesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Silicon Austria: A Game Changer for Austria as a High-Tech Location?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Creating the Future: How to Reinvent Innovation ProcessesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: The Cycle of Innovation and its EcologyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Heavy Impact of Lightweight DesignBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: Looking Into the Unknown and Shifting HorizonsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Radical Innovations: More Courage to Take RisksBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: The Acceptance of Technologies by Pupils with Migration History – a Plea for Transcultural Competence as new EnlightenmentBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Cyber Security: A Fundamental RightBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Open Access & Open Innovation – Tools for a New Enlightenment?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Realities and Futures of RoboticsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Energiewende – Empowering ConsumersBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Security of Supply as a Locational FactorBreakout
17:00 - 18:30Innovation Marathon: Ideas Made to Order – 24 Hours NonstopPlenary

27.08.2016

07:00 - 08:30Art Meets Science and Technology – Towards a New EnlightenmentPlenary
08:45 - 09:45Open Innovation: New Enlightenment? Participation – Democratisation – New SolutionsPlenary
10:15 - 11:30ETH Zurich, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology SymposiumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial