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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.

Speakers

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 Chair
Scientific Managing Director, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna Chair
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH, Berlin Chair

B.Sc. Victoria DORRER

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

2011-2012 Bachelor of Science, Dublin Institute of Technology, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharamceutical Science
since 2012 Master of Science, Technical University Wien, Biotechnology and Bioanalytics
2013-2015 Working on master thesis:"Biochemical properties of the bio-glue from Arachnocampa luminosa"
2016 Internship AIT, "Anhydrobiotic engineering to improve desiccation tolerance after femrentation"

Shani ELITZUR

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

2013 Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, PhD Student at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. GPA:99.
2008-2013 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
2003-2007 Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering.
2013-2016 Teaching Assistant - Propulsion and Combustion Laboratory
2007-2012 Military Service, Rank: Captain

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

since 2013 PhD, Nanobiotechnology
2008-2011 MSc, Organic chemistry
2004-2008 BSc, Applied Chemistry

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

1973 MA in Physics, University of Vienna
1977 Ph.D. in Physics, King's College, Cambridge University
1978-1984 Co-founder (later Chairman); Lead, Research and Development team (BBC micro); Head, team ARM micro processor; Acorn Computers, Cambridge
1986 Vice President Research, Olivetti, Ivrea, Italy
1986 Founder Director, Harlequin, Cambridge
1987 Helped with formation, a joint venture between Acorn and Apple Computers, ARM Ltd, Cambridge
1988 Founder, Active Book Company, Cambridge
1991 Co-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer - acquired Active Book Company, EO Incorporated, Mountain View, California
1992 Founder Director, Vocalis, Cambridge
1993 Founder and Chairman, Advanced Telecommunications Modules Ltd, Cambridge (changed name to Virata Corporation and merged with Globespan in 2003 and Conexant in 2004)
1993 Founder Director, joint venture with E*Trade US. Sold to E*Trade US in 2000, Electronic Share Information Ltd, Cambridge
1993 Founder Director - Acquired by CDT, Advanced Displays Ltd, Cambridge
1993 Founder Director, SynGenix, Cambridge
1996 Founder, NetChannel, San Francisco, California (sold to AOL in 1998)
since 1997 Co-founder and Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners Limited
1998 Co-founder, Cambridge Network Ltd, Cambridge

Dr. Wolfgang KNOLL

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

1973 Diploma Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
1976 Ph.D., Biophysics, University of Konstanz
1976-1977 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Konstanz
1977-1980 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ulm
1980-1981 Postdoctoral Fellow, IBM Research Laboratory, San José, CA
1981 Visiting Scientist, Institute Laue-Langevin, Grenoble
1981-1986 Assistant Professor, Technical University of Munich
1985 Visiting Scientist, IBM Research Laboratory, San José, CA
1986 Postdoctoral Degree: "Habilitation" - Physics, Technical University of Munich
1986-1991 Young Investigator/Associate Professor, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz
1988 Visiting Scientist, Optical Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ
1990 Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Chem. & Nuc. Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
1990-1991 Visiting Professor, University of Erlangen
1991-1999 Head of Laboratory, Exotic Nano-Materials, Frontier Research Program, RIKEN-Institute, Japan
since 1992 Consulting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
1993-2008 Director, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz
since 1998 Professor (by Courtesy) Chemistry Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
since 1999 Adjunct Professor, Hanyang University, Korea
1999-2003 Temasek Professor, National University of Singapore
2004-2013 Visiting Principal Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore
since 2008 Scientific Managing Director, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
since 2009 Honorary Professor, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna
since 2009 Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Jürgen MLYNEK

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

1970-1976 Studium der Physik, Technische Universität Hannover; Ecole Polytechnique, Paris
1976-1981 Hauptdiplom Physik; Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Institut für Angewandte Physik, Universität Hannover
1979 Promotion, Dr. rer. nat., Universität Hannover
1982 Post-Doktorand, IBM Research Laboratory, San Jose (USA)
1984 Habilitation, Universität Hannover
1983-1985 Hochschulassistent (C1), Universität Hannover
1985-1986 Heisenberg-Stipendiat der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft
1986-1990 Assistenzprofessor, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zürich
1990-2000 Ordentlicher Professor (C4), Experimentalphysik, Universität Konstanz
1996-2001 Vizepräsident, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
2000-2005 Präsident, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2005-2015 Präsident, Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren
seit 2015 Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH, Berlin

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