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12: The competition for resources as a driver of green technologies

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
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Resource conflict can lead to innovation in both societies and technology development, as has been indicated by the successful creation of a broad range of environmental and energy technologies. There are ongoing conflicts for scarce resources on both global and local levels. Growing world population and increasing prosperity will lead to enhanced competition for resources and the potential for conflict may even include armed hostilities. Therefore, it will be critical to increase resource efficiency through innovative technology to guarantee sustainable developments on a national and global level.

Speakers

Minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna Introduction
Managing Director, Climate and Energy Fund, Vienna
Managing Director, BTW Plant Solutions and REDWAVE, BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH, Gleisdorf
Senior Researcher, Economica - Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
Director-General for Water Management and Resource Conservation, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Bonn
Managing Director, Environment Agency Austria, Vienna Chair
Head of Department, Environmental Protection at Company Level and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna Chair
Collaborator, Department of Environmental Protection at Company Level and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna Coordination

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DI Andrä RUPPRECHTER

Minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna

1988-1989 Assistant to the Director, Austrian Farmers' Union, Vienna
1989-1997 Member, Cabinet of Austrian Federal Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry Franz Fischler, Wilhelm Molterer, Vienna
1993-1994 Member, Negotiation team on expert level for the agriculture chapter of the Austrian accession negotiations to the European Union
1995-2002 Head, EU-Coordination Unit, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna; Austrian Spokesman, SCA - Special Committee on Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels
1998 President, SCA - Special Committee on Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels
1998-2002 Deputy Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
2002-2007 Director General, Department Agriculture and Nutrition, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna
2006 Head, National delegation, Council of Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels
2007-2013 Director for Rural Development and Agriculture Finances, General Secretariat, Council of the European Union, Brussels
since 2013 Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
since 2017 President, Union of European Federalists Austria, Vienna

DI Ingmar HÖBARTH

Managing Director, Climate and Energy Fund, Vienna

1982-1995 Studies, Landscape Ecology and Planning, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
1982 Founding member, GLOBAL 2000; "Freunde von Greenpeace", Vienna
1982-1988 Formation and development, GLOBAL 2000, Management of environmental protection campaigns (e.g. Power plant Hainburg, acid rain, transit traffic)
1983-2006 Member, "Plenum", GLOBAL 2000, Vienna
1992-2006 Chairman, GLOBAL 2000, Vienna
1995-2006 Political chief executive, GLOBAL 2000, Vienna
1996-2006 Head, Department "Politics & campaigns", GLOBAL 2000, Vienna
1998-2006 Representative, GLOBAL 2000 at "Friends of the Earth International"
1998-2006 Board Member, Ökobüro, Vienna
since 2007 Chief Executive, Climate and Energy Fund, Vienna

Mag.a (FH) Silvia SCHWEIGER-FUCHS

Managing Director, BTW Plant Solutions and REDWAVE, BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH, Gleisdorf

 Diploma, College for international business relationship, Eisenstadt
2007-2013 Sales; Project management, REDWAVE, BTW Plant Solutions
since 2013 Managing Director, Finance and Controlling, Fuchs Holding GmbH

Dr. Manfred STADLBAUER

Senior Researcher, Economica - Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

1998-1999 Marketing Systems Analyst, Procter & Gamble, Schwalbach
1999-2001 Forschungsassistent, Doktorand, JKU, Linz
2002-2003 Forscher, Borealis GmbH, Linz
2004-2006 Projektleiter F&E, Borealis GmbH, Linz
2006-2008 Gruppenleiter, F&E, Borealis GmbH, Linz
2008-2009 Strategischer Einkaufsleiter, Polymere, Plastal GmbH, Weißenburg
seit 2009 Gründungsgesellschafter und Geschäftsführer, TechMeter GmbH, Hagenberg
seit 2013 Senior Researcher, Economica, Wien

Dr. Helge WENDENBURG

Director-General for Water Management and Resource Conservation, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Bonn

1979-1982 Doctorate in law, Institute for Political Science, University of Göttingen
1983-1990 District Government of Brunswick
1990-2005 Ministry of Environment, Lower Saxony, Germany
since 2005 Head, Directorate for Water Management and Resource Conservation, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Bonn
2014-2017 President, ICPE International Commission for the Protection of the Elbe River, Magdeburg

Mag. Georg REBERNIG

Managing Director, Environment Agency Austria, Vienna

1981-1989 Studium der Handelswissenschaften an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Abschluss Mag.rer.soc.oec.
1989 Revisionsassistent, Danubia Wirtschaftstreuhandgesellschaft mbH
1989-1990 Erstellung einer Studie "Ökosteuern" im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Umwelt, Jugend und Familie
1990-1994 Stellvertretender Leiter der Abteilung Umweltökonomie und Energie, Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Jugend und Familie
1994-1999 Umweltattaché, Ständige Vertretung Österreichs bei der EU, Brüssel
1998 Vorsitzender der Arbeitsgruppe Umwelt des Rates der EU während der österreichischen Präsidentschaft
seit 1999 Geschäftsführer, Umweltbundesamt Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
seit 2002 Alleingeschäftsführer

Dipl.-Ing. Andreas TSCHULIK

Head of Department, Environmental Protection at Company Level and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna

1980-1987 Studies, Technical Physics, Vienna University of Technology
1987-1989 Assistant Professor, General Physics Institute, Vienna University of Technology
1989-1994 Unit I/3, Environmental Research and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for the Environment, Vienna
1993-1994 Head, Subunit I/3b, Environmental Research, Austrian Federal Ministry for the Environment, Vienna
1994-1996 Head, Unit I/2 - Environmental Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for the Environment, Vienna
since 1996 Head, Unit V/7 - Environmental Management and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for the Environment, Vienna

Mag. Dr. MBA Josef BEHOFSICS

Collaborator, Department of Environmental Protection at Company Level and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna

1994-2001 Principal Administrator for the Environment, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Protection, Vienna
2001-2009 Economic Advisor on Environmental and Nuclear Topics, Permanent Representation of Austria to the OECD, Paris
since 2010 Department Environmental Protection at Company Level and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Protection, 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