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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

Speakers

Member of the Council, European Forum Alpbach, Graz Welcome
Austrian Federal Minister for Education, Vienna Introduction
Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna Introduction
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

Dr. Sonja HAMMERSCHMID

Austrian Federal Minister for Education, Vienna

1995 Promotion zum Doktor der Naturwissenschaften (Medizinische Genetik)
1990-1995 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Boehringer Ingelheim Austria GmbH
1995-1997 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Universität Wien (Postdoc)
1998-1999 Produktmanagerin bei Margaritella-Biotrade GmbH
1999-2005 Leiterin von Life Science Austria bei der Innovationsagentur GmbH (seit 2003 aws)
2000-2010 Investmentmanagerin der UniVenture Fonds
2002-2005 Geschäftsführerin, ARGE LISA Vienna Region
2003-2010 Leiterin des Bereichs Technologie & Innovation und Gesamtprokuristin (seit 2003) in der Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (aws)
2004-2006 Geschäftsführerin der ARGE Impulsprogramm Creativwirtschaft
2008-2010 Stellvertretende Vorsitzende, Universitätsrat Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
2009-2010 Aufsichtsrätin Innovacell Biotechnologie AG
2010-2016 Rektorin, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
seit 2010 Aufsichtsrätin Vetwidi Forschungsholding GmbH
seit 2011 Aufsichtsratsvorsitzende Kunsthalle Wien GmbH
seit 2016 Bundesministerin für Bildung und Frauen

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

Friedrich KLEINHAPL

Cellist, Vienna

 studies Cello, University of Music and Dramatic Arts, Graz
 studies cello with Philippe Muller, Paris
since 2000 soloist and chamber musician mainly in Europe, Asia, North- and South America and the Emirates.
2003-2006Artistic director, concert series of Austrian television (ORF)
since 2003 internationally performning with pianist Andreas Woyke
since 2003 Kultur.Partnerschaft, HYPO Steiermark
 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 performing with instruments on loan of the Austrian National Bank´s collection of preciouse instruments
since 1998 numerouse internationally awarded cd recordings mainly for the German CD Label ARS Production
since 2007 developing special cultural project together with his wife Heidrun Maya Hagn
2015 foundation of "Get a Hearing" association of artists supproting children with hearing loss together with Heidrun Maya Hagn and pianist Andreas Woyke

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Martin MURER

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

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

Technology Symposium

show timetable

25.08.2016

13:00 - 13:10OpeningPlenary
13:10 - 14:15RTI TalkPlenary
14:30 - 14:50From Austria to Silicon Valley - Cyber Security as a Global FactorPlenary
14:50 - 16:10Cybernetics in Advanced Energy and Production SystemsPlenary
16:30 - 17:45Complexity and the New EnlightenmentPlenary
20:00 - 20:15Best of Art and ScienceCulture
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Alpbach Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:30 - 23:00Career LoungeSocial
21:30 - 23:30Evening ReceptionSocial

26.08.2016

09:00 - 10:30Digital MedicinePlenary
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
10:30 - 12:30Cross-sektorale Kooperationen von ClusternPartner
11:00 - 12:30Personalized Cancer MedicinePlenary
12:30 - 13:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 01: Innovation by Making: Paradigm Shifts and New Innovation CulturesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 02: Silicon Austria: A Game Changer for Austria as a High-Tech Location?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 03: Creating the Future: How to Reinvent Innovation ProcessesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 04: The Cycle of Innovation and its EcologyBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 05: Heavy Impact of Lightweight DesignBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 06: Looking Into the Unknown and Shifting HorizonsBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 07: Radical Innovations: More Courage to Take RisksBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 08: The Acceptance of Technologies by Pupils with Migration History - a Plea for Transcultural Competence as new EnlightenmentBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 09: Cyber Security: A Fundamental RightBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 10: Open Access & Open Innovation - Tools for a New Enlightenment?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 11: Realities and Futures of RoboticsBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 12: Energiewende - Empowering ConsumersBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 13: Security of Supply as a Locational FactorBreakout
19:00 - 20:30Innovation Marathon: Ideas Made to Order - 24 Hours NonstopPlenary

27.08.2016

09:00 - 10:30Art Meets Science and Technology - Towards a New EnlightenmentPlenary
10:45 - 11:45Open Innovation: New Enlightenment? Participation - Democratisation - New SolutionsPlenary
12:15 - 13:30ETH Zurich, this Year's Special Guest at the Technology SymposiumPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial