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

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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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
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

Array 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).
 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

Researcher Associate - Research Unit for Computational Linguistics - University of Helsinki Postgraduate studies, University of Cambridge DG Translation - European Commission Intermediate Diploma, Mechanical Engineering & Management Sciences University of Technology, Darmstadt 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 IMP³rove Global Coordinator, IMP³rove, Düsseldorf, Germany Deputy Head of Unit - Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics - DG Information Society - European Commission Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences Senior Lecturer, European School of Business (ESB), Reutlingen, Germany; Teaching in International Partnership of Business Schools Program (IPBs) Visiting Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia Head of Open Innovation, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO), Stuttgart, Germany 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 Associate Professor for Innovation, Purdue University, West Lafayette Head of Unit - Robotics - DG Connect - European Commission 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 Strategic Advisor Open Innovation, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO), Stuttgart, Germany Visiting Professor Open Innovation and Public Policy, Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
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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

Master's in Electrical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology PhD, 1995 Habilitation for Control Eng., Vienna University of Technology Voest Alpine Automotive (today: Bosch) Visiting Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Vienna University of Technology (associate professor since 1995, honorary professor since 2015) Siemens AG Austria (System Engineering and Development) Vice President Technology Management, responsible for knowledge networking, innovation management and technology management Global Vice President for Knowledge, Innovation and Technology at Siemens IT Solutions and Services Additionally responsible to build up the knowledge networking for Siemens globally, leveraging the innovation potential of Siemens as an Enterprise 2.0 Corporate Technology, Innovation and Technology Management (CT TIM), Open Innovation and Scouting, Siemens AG, responsible for Open Innovation Networks (globally).
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Dr. MPA Gertraud LEIMÜLLER

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

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

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

Student, Technical College for Mechanical Engineering and Business Management, Weiz Research Assistant, WU Vienna, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Austria Magister rer. soc. oec. (MBA equivalent) in International Business, WU Vienna, Austria Visiting Scholar, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, USA Academic Advisor and Innovation Consultant to organizations from various industries including national and international firms and policy-making institutions Ph.D. in Social and Economic Sciences, WU Vienna, Austria Head of the Academic Advisory Board, winnovation consulting, Austria Assistant Professor (tenure track), Copenhagen Business School, Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics, Denmark Visiting Scholar, Bocconi University, Italy Visiting Professor, ETH Zurich, Switzerland 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
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Array Rainer NOWAK

Editor-in-Chief, Die Presse, Vienna

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Technology Symposium

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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