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Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People

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Liechtenstein-Saal
Breakout / Science Bastler
german language

What makes things work? Take apart toys and tinker with technology

Have you ever wondered how your toys and gadgets look inside? Get some screwdrivers, scissors and saws and break toys and electronic objects open, dissect them, unveil their components and explore their mechanical and electrical principles. As soon as the toys are taken down to their smallest pieces, you will hack them together and build something new out of them: a tiny robot, a “Franken-toy”, or an interactive piece of art. Taking things apart and unveiling their inner workings has proven to be a playful and meaningful way of getting to know how the world works. Exploring contemporary meanings of the age-old practice of taking things apart may create a particular instantiation of a new enlightenment, aiming to illuminate our changing relations to the technology that surrounds us.

Participants: Only children of participants of the Technology Symposium aged 13 to 17 years or children that have special invitations from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education and Women’s Affairs.

Please note: limited number of participants, registration necessary!

Information and registration: Karin Kohlfürst, T +43 (664) 340 20 71, E karin@highent.org

Member of the Council, European Forum Alpbach, Graz
Austrian Federal Minister for Education, Vienna
Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna
Cellist, Vienna
Research Fellow, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg
Research Fellow, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg
Scientist, Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
Managing Director, Rohde-BeSB Noise + Vibration GmbH; Lecturer, Graz University of Technology and University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna; Salzburg
Research Fellow, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg

Array Kathryn LIST

Member of the Council, European Forum Alpbach, Graz

Dr. Sonja HAMMERSCHMID

Austrian Federal Minister for Education, Vienna

Promotion zum Doktor der Naturwissenschaften (Medizinische Genetik) Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Boehringer Ingelheim Austria GmbH Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Universität Wien (Postdoc) Produktmanagerin bei Margaritella-Biotrade GmbH Leiterin von Life Science Austria bei der Innovationsagentur GmbH (seit 2003 aws) Investmentmanagerin der UniVenture Fonds Geschäftsführerin, ARGE LISA Vienna Region Leiterin des Bereichs Technologie & Innovation und Gesamtprokuristin (seit 2003) in der Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (aws) Geschäftsführerin der ARGE Impulsprogramm Creativwirtschaft Stellvertretende Vorsitzende, Universitätsrat Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien Aufsichtsrätin Innovacell Biotechnologie AG Rektorin, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien Aufsichtsrätin Vetwidi Forschungsholding GmbH Aufsichtsratsvorsitzende Kunsthalle Wien GmbH
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Mag. MA Barbara WEITGRUBER

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

Translator's diploma in English, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Certificate in Mass Media, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz MA in Communications, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Fulbright Grantee and Teaching Assistant, Department of Communications and Theatre, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Founding Staff Member, Director, Office for International Relations, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Master Degree in English/American and Interdisciplinary Studies, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz and 1993-1994 Lecturer for Media and Intercultural Issues, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Director, Office for European Educational Co-operation, Austrian Academic Exchange Service, Vienna Director, International Relations/Higher Education, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Lecturer for EU Education Policy, Donau-Universität Krems Deputy Director General for Higher Education, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture 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
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Array Friedrich KLEINHAPL

Cellist, Vienna

soloist and chamber musician mainly in Europe, Asia, North- and South America and the Emirates. Artistic director, concert series of Austrian television (ORF) internationally performning with pianist Andreas Woyke Kultur.Partnerschaft, HYPO Steiermark performing with instruments on loan of the Austrian National Bank´s collection of preciouse instruments numerouse internationally awarded cd recordings mainly for the German CD Label ARS Production developing special cultural project together with his wife Heidrun Maya Hagn
 studies Cello, University of Music and Dramatic Arts, Graz
 studies cello with Philippe Muller, Paris
since 2000
2003-2006
since 2003
since 2003
 Concerts with many orchestras, including the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, the Vienna Concertverein under Fabio Luisi, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Slovenian Philharmonic, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra or the Israel Chamber Orchestra
since 1998
since 1998
since 2007

MA Alina KRISCHKOWSKY

Research Fellow, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Martin MURER

Research Fellow, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg

Research Associate, Viennese Institute for Social Science Documentation and Methodology Research Fellow, HCI Unit, ICT&S Center, University of Salzburg Visiting Researcher, MOBILE LIFE, Stockholm University
2006-2007
2008-2015
2013

DI Georg REGAL

Scientist, Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

Dipl.-Ing. Thorsten ROHDE

Managing Director, Rohde-BeSB Noise + Vibration GmbH; Lecturer, Graz University of Technology and University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna; Salzburg

MA Daniela WURHOFER

Research Fellow, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg

Technology Symposium

show timetable

25.08.2016

11:00 - 11:10 Opening Plenary
11:10 - 12:15 RTI Talk Plenary
12:30 - 12:50 From Austria to Silicon Valley – Cyber Security as a Global Factor Plenary
12:50 - 14:10 Cybernetics in Advanced Energy and Production Systems Plenary
14:30 - 15:45 Complexity and the New Enlightenment Plenary
18:00 - 18:15 Best of Art and Science Culture
18:15 - 19:15 Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Alpbach Summer School on Entrepreneurship Plenary
19:30 - 21:00 Career Lounge Social
19:30 - 21:30 Evening Reception Social

26.08.2016

07:00 - 08:30 Digital Medicine Plenary
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
08:30 - 10:30 Cross-sektorale Kooperationen von Clustern Partner
09:00 - 10:30 Personalized Cancer Medicine Plenary
10:30 - 11:00 Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout Sessions Social
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 01: Innovation by Making: Paradigm Shifts and New Innovation Cultures Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 05: Heavy Impact of Lightweight Design Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 08: The Acceptance of Technologies by Pupils with Migration History – a Plea for Transcultural Competence as new Enlightenment Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 13: Security of Supply as a Locational Factor Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 02: Silicon Austria: A Game Changer for Austria as a High-Tech Location? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 04: The Cycle of Innovation and its Ecology Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 06: Looking Into the Unknown and Shifting Horizons Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 09: Cyber Security: A Fundamental Right Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 11: Realities and Futures of Robotics Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 07: Radical Innovations: More Courage to Take Risks Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: Open Access & Open Innovation – Tools for a New Enlightenment? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 12: Energiewende – Empowering Consumers Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 03: Creating the Future: How to Reinvent Innovation Processes Breakout
17:00 - 18:30 Innovation Marathon: Ideas Made to Order – 24 Hours Nonstop Plenary

27.08.2016

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