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Open Innovation: New Enlightenment? Participation – Democratisation – New Solutions

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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in englischer Sprache

Opening up innovation processes to the outside world and linking hitherto unconnected knowledge in the fields of economy, science, administration and the populace can lead to a breakthrough of innovative ideas. How can we create a culture of Open Innovation and how can it contribute to substantially increase the competitiveness of countries?

Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels Introduction
Professor and Director, Research Center for Open Digital Innovation, Discovery Learning Research Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Head, Research Group Cyber-Physical Systems, Corporate Technology, Research and Technology Centers, Siemens AG Österreich; Honorary Professor for Innovation and Technology Management, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, winnovation consulting GmbH; Deputy Chairwoman, Kreativwirtschaft Austria, Vienna
Associate Professor, Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg
Editor-in-Chief, "Die Presse", Vienna Chair

Robert-Jan SMITS

Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels

 Director-General of DG Research and Innovation (RTD) at the European Commission. In this capacity he is responsible for defining and implementing the EU policy and programmes in the field of research and innovation (average annual budget 8 billion euro).
2014-2020 One of the main architects and negotiators of Horizon 2020, the new 80 billion EU programme for science and innovation.
 Instrumental in the development of several other policy initiatives in the field of European science and innovation such as: the European Research Council (ERC), the European Roadmap for large scale facilities, Public-Private Partnerships in research, the Innovation Union and the European Research Area (ERA).
 Mr Smits is chairing several high-level committees such as European Research Area Committee (ERAC), the Steering Committee of the ERC (ERCEA) and joint S&T committees with Europe's key global partners.
 Mr Smits was born in The Netherlands. He has degrees from Utrecht University in The Netherlands, Institut Universitaire d'Hautes Études Internationales in Switzerland and Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy in the United States of America.

Dr.-Ing. Sabine BRUNSWICKER

Professor and Director, Research Center for Open Digital Innovation, Discovery Learning Research Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

1989 Researcher Associate - Research Unit for Computational Linguistics - University of Helsinki
1994 Postgraduate studies, University of Cambridge
1998 DG Translation - European Commission
2001 Intermediate Diploma, Mechanical Engineering & Management Sciences University of Technology, Darmstadt
2005 Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering & Management Sciences University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany
Master of University of New South Wales
Project Officer, Cognition, DG Information Society, European Commission
2007-2012 IMP³rove Global Coordinator, IMP³rove, Düsseldorf, Germany
2008 Deputy Head of Unit - Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics - DG Information Society - European Commission
2011 Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences
2011-2013 Senior Lecturer, European School of Business (ESB), Reutlingen, Germany; Teaching in International Partnership of Business Schools Program (IPBs)
2012-2013 Visiting Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
2011-2013 Head of Open Innovation, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO), Stuttgart, Germany
2012-2014 Visiting Scholar, New Science and Engineering Center, School of Information Systems (visiting period over Christmas and during summer breaks). Queensland, University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Senior Research Fellow, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
since 2013 Associate Professor for Innovation, Purdue University, West Lafayette
2014 Head of Unit - Robotics - DG Connect - European Commission
since 2014 Director of Purdue Research Center for Open Digital Innovation (RCODI) in the Discovery Park, Purdue University, West Lafayette
Director of Research of the Joint Purdue-Tsinghua Center for Innovation (JPTC)
Adjunct Professor Digital Innovation, School of Information Systems, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
2013-2015 Strategic Advisor Open Innovation, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO), Stuttgart, Germany
2014-2016 Visiting Professor Open Innovation and Public Policy, Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
since 2014 Director of Purdue Research Center for Open Digital Innovation (RCODI) in the Discovery Park, Purdue University, West Lafayette

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Michael HEISS

Head, Research Group Cyber-Physical Systems, Corporate Technology, Research and Technology Centers, Siemens AG Österreich; Honorary Professor for Innovation and Technology Management, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

1986 Master's in Electrical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology
1989 PhD, 1995 Habilitation for Control Eng., Vienna University of Technology
1986-1990 Voest Alpine Automotive (today: Bosch)
1990-1991 Visiting Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
1991-1995 Vienna University of Technology (associate professor since 1995, honorary professor since 2015)
1996 Siemens AG Austria (System Engineering and Development)
1998 Vice President Technology Management, responsible for knowledge networking, innovation management and technology management
2007-2009 Global Vice President for Knowledge, Innovation and Technology at Siemens IT Solutions and Services
2009 Additionally responsible to build up the knowledge networking for Siemens globally, leveraging the innovation potential of Siemens as an Enterprise 2.0
2010-2014 Corporate Technology, Innovation and Technology Management (CT TIM), Open Innovation and Scouting, Siemens AG, responsible for Open Innovation Networks (globally).
since 2015 Head, Research Group Cyber-Physical Systems, Corporate Technology, Siemens AG Österreich;

Dr. MPA Gertraud LEIMÜLLER

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, winnovation consulting GmbH; Deputy Chairwoman, Kreativwirtschaft Austria, Vienna

1990-1994 Freie Journalistin, Tageszeitung Der Standard, Wien
1993 Mag.rer.nat, Universität Wien, Diplomstudium Ernährungswissenschaften
1994-2006 Redakteurin, Tageszeitung Salzburger Nachrichten, Büro Wien
1997 Dr. rer. nat., Universität Wien, Doktoratsstudium in Ernährungswissenschaften
1999-2008 Lektorin, Universität Wien
2004-2005 Studium, Harvard University, USA; Master in Public Administration (MPA)
Studium, Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
2006-2013 Vorsitzende der arge creativ wirtschaft austria, der bundesweiten Creative Industries Plattform in der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
seit 2006 Gründerin, Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin, Innovationsberatung winnovation
seit 2007 Wöchentliche Innovationskolumne "Gewagt Gewonnen", Tageszeitung Salzburger Nachrichten sowie als Blog im Internet
seit 2013 Gewählte stellvertretende Vorsitzende der arge creativ wirtschaft austria

Dr. Marion POETZ

Associate Professor, Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg

1990-1995 Student, Technical College for Mechanical Engineering and Business Management, Weiz
2003-2008 Research Assistant, WU Vienna, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Austria
2004 Magister rer. soc. oec. (MBA equivalent) in International Business, WU Vienna, Austria
2006-2008 Visiting Scholar, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, USA
since 2006 Academic Advisor and Innovation Consultant to organizations from various industries including national and international firms and policy-making institutions
2008 Ph.D. in Social and Economic Sciences, WU Vienna, Austria
since 2008 Head of the Academic Advisory Board, winnovation consulting, Austria
2008-2013 Assistant Professor (tenure track), Copenhagen Business School, Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics, Denmark
2011 Visiting Scholar, Bocconi University, Italy
Visiting Professor, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
since 2014 Associate Professor (tenured), Copenhagen Business School, Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics, Denmarkssince 2014 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum
Academic Director, Lab for Open Innovation in Science (LOIS), Austria
Advisory Board Member, Danish Crowdsourcing Association, Denmark
since 2015 Member of the Foundation Council, Julius Raab Stiftung, Austria

Rainer NOWAK

Editor-in-Chief, "Die Presse", Vienna

1992-1997 Study of History and Political Science (without completing)
1994 Freelancer "Vorarlberger Nachrichten"
1996 Entry to "Die Presse"
2002 Editor, Domestic Policy Department, "Die Presse", Vienna
2004 Appointment to Department head "Chronik/Wien", "Die Presse", Vienna
2009 Appointment to Editorial Director for the new "Presse am Sonntag", Vienna
2010 Appointment to Head of Domestic Policy, "Die Presse", Vienna
since 2012 Editor-in-Chief, "Die Presse", Vienna
since 2014 Publisher, "Die Presse", Vienna
2017 Appointment as Managing Director, "Die Presse", Vienna

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