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Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Alpbach Summer School on Entrepreneurship

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Science Slam
German and English language

In this challenging, inspiring, and interdisciplinary format, young scientists and entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative ideas, research and business projects. The audience will decide who will be the winners of the two tickets to the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin this November.

Master Student, Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, Vienna University of Technology; Finalist, Falling Walls Lab Austria; Vienna
Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology; Finalist, 2015 Falling Walls Lab Berlin; Haifa
Postdoctoral Fellow, IQOQI Innsbruck
Master Student and Research Assistant, Institute for Creative Media Technologies, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences; Finalist, Falling Walls Lab Austria; St. Pölten
Project Manager, InnerSpace, Wattens
Ph.D. Student, Institute for Biologically Inspired Materials, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences; Finalist, Falling Walls Lab Austria; Vienna
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Cambridge
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. John Lewis Laboratory, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta; Finalist, 2015 Falling Walls Lab Berlin; Edmonton
Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd.; Member, ERA Council Forum Austria; Cambridge
Scientific Managing Director, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH, Berlin

B.Sc. Victoria DORRER

Master Student, Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, Vienna University of Technology; Finalist, Falling Walls Lab Austria; Vienna

Bachelor of Science, Dublin Institute of Technology, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharamceutical Science Master of Science, Technical University Wien, Biotechnology and Bioanalytics Working on master thesis:"Biochemical properties of the bio-glue from Arachnocampa luminosa"
2011-2012
since 2012
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Array Shani ELITZUR

Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology; Finalist, 2015 Falling Walls Lab Berlin; Haifa

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, PhD Student at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. GPA:99. Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering - Cum Laude (with Excellence). GPA: 92.7. Thesis Grade: 94. Thesis Subject: "Parametric Investigation of Hydrogen Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering. Teaching Assistant - Propulsion and Combustion Laboratory
2013
2008-2013
2003-2007
2013-2016

Dr. Alexander GLÄTZLE

Postdoctoral Fellow, IQOQI Innsbruck

B.Sc. Peter Alexander KOPCIAK

Master Student and Research Assistant, Institute for Creative Media Technologies, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences; Finalist, Falling Walls Lab Austria; St. Pölten

B.Sc. Sebastian SCHELER

Project Manager, InnerSpace, Wattens

M.Sc. Behzad SHIRMARDI SHAGHASEMI

Ph.D. Student, Institute for Biologically Inspired Materials, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences; Finalist, Falling Walls Lab Austria; Vienna

PhD, Nanobiotechnology MSc, Organic chemistry
since 2013
2008-2011

Ph.D. Julia TISCHLER

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Cambridge

Ph.D. Lian WILLETTS

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. John Lewis Laboratory, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta; Finalist, 2015 Falling Walls Lab Berlin; Edmonton

 Postdoctoral Fellow
 Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada 2014-Present
 " Develop and validate novel and robust ex vivo and in vivo screen for cancer metastasis
 " Develop immuno-competent animal models to study human prostate cancer metastasis
 Postdoctoral Fellow 2012-2013
 Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, USA (Visiting Scientist)
 Develop sensitive clinical diagnostic assays for eosinophil degranulation as part of the asthma and allergy research team, and utilize mouse models to examine the role of eosinophils in allergic inflammation
 Generate and maintain complex transgenic mouse colonies for animal model-based research
 Graduate Research Fellow 2008-2012
 Pulmonary Research Group, University of Alberta, Edmonton
 Investigated the impact of eosinophil degranulation on the pathophysiology of allergic asthma
 Designed and executed in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo assays to measure eosinophil degranulation and pulmonary pathogenesis using transgenic mouse models
 Undergraduate Student Researcher 2005-2008
 Division of Anatomy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
 Divisions of Neurosurgery and Anatomy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
 Investigated neuronal deficits of the cerebellum in ethanol-induced guinea pigs for fetal alcohol syndrome
 Assisted in the investigation of locomotion and biomechanics in primates
 Assisted in a cadaveric study of purely percutaneous C1-C2 fusion

Dr. Hermann HAUSER

Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd.; Member, ERA Council Forum Austria; Cambridge

MA in Physics, University of Vienna Ph.D. in Physics, King's College, Cambridge University Co-founder (later Chairman); Lead, Research and Development team (BBC micro); Head, team ARM micro processor; Acorn Computers, Cambridge Vice President Research, Olivetti, Ivrea, Italy Founder Director, Harlequin, Cambridge Helped with formation, a joint venture between Acorn and Apple Computers, ARM Ltd, Cambridge Founder, Active Book Company, Cambridge Co-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer - acquired Active Book Company, EO Incorporated, Mountain View, California Founder Director, Vocalis, Cambridge Founder and Chairman, Advanced Telecommunications Modules Ltd, Cambridge (changed name to Virata Corporation and merged with Globespan in 2003 and Conexant in 2004) Founder Director, joint venture with E*Trade US. Sold to E*Trade US in 2000, Electronic Share Information Ltd, Cambridge Founder Director - Acquired by CDT, Advanced Displays Ltd, Cambridge Founder Director, SynGenix, Cambridge Founder, NetChannel, San Francisco, California (sold to AOL in 1998) Co-founder and Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners Limited
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Dr. Wolfgang KNOLL

Scientific Managing Director, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

Diploma Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Ph.D., Biophysics, University of Konstanz Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Konstanz Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ulm Postdoctoral Fellow, IBM Research Laboratory, San José, CA Visiting Scientist, Institute Laue-Langevin, Grenoble Assistant Professor, Technical University of Munich Visiting Scientist, IBM Research Laboratory, San José, CA Postdoctoral Degree: "Habilitation" - Physics, Technical University of Munich Young Investigator/Associate Professor, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz Visiting Scientist, Optical Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Chem. & Nuc. Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA Visiting Professor, University of Erlangen Head of Laboratory, Exotic Nano-Materials, Frontier Research Program, RIKEN-Institute, Japan Consulting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA Director, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz Professor (by Courtesy) Chemistry Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Adjunct Professor, Hanyang University, Korea Temasek Professor, National University of Singapore Visiting Principal Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore Scientific Managing Director, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna Honorary Professor, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna
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since 2008
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Dr. Jürgen MLYNEK

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH, Berlin

Studium der Physik, Technische Universität Hannover; Ecole Polytechnique, Paris Hauptdiplom Physik, Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Institut für Angewandte Physik, Universität Hannover Promotion, Dr. rer. nat., Universität Hannover Post-Doktorand, IBM Research Laboratory, San Jose (USA) Habilitation, Universität Hannover Hochschulassistent (C1), Universität Hannover Heisenberg-Stipendiat der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft Assistenzprofessor, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zürich Ordentlicher Professor (C4), Experimentalphysik, Universität Konstanz Vizepräsident, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Präsident, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Präsident, Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren
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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