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02: The promotion of research and innovation in Austria: governance between management and autonomy

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

More than 10 years after their institutional mergers in their present form, Austria’s federal promotional bank Austria Wirtschaftsservice (AWS) and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) are the central promotion agencies for applied research, technology and innovation for the country. The institutional evaluation of AWS and FFG deals with organizational questions as well as their systemic integration with regard to ownership, commissioning and independent activities. Has the Austrian multidimensional and interdependent model proven itself? What about the future – should form follow function or should we address the problem the other way round?

Speakers

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo Key Note
Head of Department, Competence Center Policy-Industry-Innovation, ISI - Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe
Executive Director, Vinnova Swedish Government Agency for Innovation, Stockholm; Adjunct Professor Research Policy, Lund University
Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Member of the Board, Swiss Federal Foundation for Promotion of the National Economy through Scientific Research; Member of the Advisory Board, Impact Hub Zurich
Head, Department III/I 2 - Promotion of Research and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna Chair
Staff Member, Department III/I 2 - Promotion of Research and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna Coordination

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Ph.D. Tobias BACH

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo

2005-2010 Research Associate, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Potsdam
2010-2014 Research Associate, Department of Political Science, University of Hannover
2014-2015 Postdoctoral Researcher, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
since 2015 Fellow, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
since 2015 Associate Professor, Public Policy and Administration, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo

Dr. Knut KOSCHATZKY

Head of Department, Competence Center Policy-Industry-Innovation, ISI - Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe

1982-1986 Scientific Assistant, Leibniz University Hannover
1986 Ph.D., Economic Geography
1988-1989 Senior Researcher and Advisor, Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs
1989-1993 Senior Researcher, Coordinator Research Policy, Department of Technical Change, ISI - Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe
1993-2007 Head, Department "Regions and Market Dynamics", ISI - Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe
2001-2005 Reader, Economic Geography, Leibniz University Hannover
2002 Habilitation, Economic Geography, Leibniz University Hannover
since 2005 Professor, Economic Geography, Leibniz University Hannover
2006-2007 Coordinator, Department Cluster "Innovation Systems, Markets and Policy", ISI - Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe
since 2008 Head, Competence Center "Policy - Industry - Innovation", ISI - Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe

Dr. Sylvia SCHWAAG SERGER

Executive Director, Vinnova Swedish Government Agency for Innovation, Stockholm; Adjunct Professor Research Policy, Lund University

1992 MA, International Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, MA
1997 Ph.D., Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science
1997-1999 Analyst, Ministry of Industry, Stockholm
1999-2001 Senior Analyst, SLI - Swedish Institute for Food and Agricultural Economics, Lund
2002-2004 Acting Director, IKED - International Organisation for Knowledge Economy and Enterprise Development, Malmö
2005-2007 Science Counsellor, Science Office, Embassy of Beijing
since 2008 Executive Director, International Strategy and Networks, Vinnova Swedish Government Agency for Innovation, Stockholm
since 2013 Adjunct Professor, University of Lund

Dr. sc.nat. Klara SEKANINA

Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Member of the Board, Swiss Federal Foundation for Promotion of the National Economy through Scientific Research; Member of the Advisory Board, Impact Hub Zurich

1985-1994 Dipl. Chem. ETH/Dr. sc. nat. ETH, ETH Zürich - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
1995-1997 Research, Columbia University, New York
1997-1997 Visiting Researcher, Knowledge & Technology Transfer, Stockholm University, Stockholm
1998-2000 Start-up Team Member; Head of Production, and Member, Management Board, Polyphor AG, Allschwil
2000-2004 Head Life Sciences, Business and Economic Development, Canton of Zurich
2002-2004 Founding Member and Official Representative of the Canton of Zurich, Non-Profit Organisation World Cities Alliance
2003-2004 Founding Member and President, biotop Life Science Incubator / Bio Technopark
2003-2005 EMBA - Executive MBA, University of Zurich / Stanford University
2004-2005 Strategic Advisor, Zurich Orient Foundation,
2006-2009 Head Strategic Planning and Member, Management Board, ETH Zürich - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
2010-2015 Director of the Secretariat, appointed by the Federal Council, CTI - Commission for Technology and Innovation, Bern

Mag. Dr. Rupert PICHLER

Head, Department III/I 2 - Promotion of Research and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

1985-1991 Studies, modern and economic history, University of Innsbruck; University of Tübingen
1993-1994 Post graduate terms, Milan; University of Minnesota
1995 Dr. phil., University of Innsbruck
1992-1996 Researcher, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
1996-2004 Staff Member, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna
since 2004 Head, Department III/I 2 - Research and Technology Funding, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

Dr. Mario STEYER

Staff Member, Department III/I 2 - Promotion of Research and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

2007-2011 Lector and Tutor, Vienna University of Economics and Business
2008-2010 Assistant, Department Chair Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
since 2010 Staff Member, Department III/I 2 - Promotion of Research and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

Technology Symposium

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24.08.2017

11:00 - 11:45#ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology, and scienceCulture
12:00 - 13:00Opening of exhibitions - Tec-Xperience RoomPartner
13:00 - 13:10OpeningPlenary
13:10 - 14:15RTI TalkPlenary
14:15 - 15:45The robots are coming. Be (not) afraid!Plenary
16:15 - 17:45New materials and autonomous systemsPlenary
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:15 - 23:00Career LoungePlenary
21:30 - 23:30Evening ReceptionSocial

25.08.2017

08:30 - 09:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order - 24 hours nonstopPlenary
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
09:15 - 10:00OptogeneticsPlenary
10:30 - 12:15Designing the next digital revolution. At the crossroads of science, technology and artPlenary
12:30 - 13:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 01: Digital futures: design as key to future digital worldsBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 02: The promotion of research and innovation in Austria: governance between management and autonomyBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 03: Data-driven innovation - from resources to strategiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 04: Open science, dark knowledge: science in an age of ignoranceBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 05: Second machine age: learning machines - autonomous machinesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 06: From the lab to the plate - the vegan black pudding (Blunzengröstl)Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 07: Does industry 4.0 need education and training 4.0?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 08: Smart production and servicesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 09: Conflict and cooperation in the era of digitisationBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 10: The Paris lifestyle - technologies and opportunities for climate protectionBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 11: Conflict, cooperation - or both: how does innovation occur?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 12: The competition for resources as a driver of green technologiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 13: A new Biedermeier in Europe?Breakout
18:30 - 19:30China Manufacturing 2025: putting industrial policy ahead of market forces?Plenary

26.08.2017

09:00 - 10:30Managing complex systemsPlenary
10:50 - 12:15The second quantum revolution?Plenary
12:15 - 13:00Gravitational wavesPlenary
13:00 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial