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The second quantum revolution?

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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Quantum research constantly surprises us with new discoveries and the radical new technologies which it allows to be developed. However, it will still take some time until the first commercially applicable quantum computer is up and running. Fields like quantum informatics, quantum optics and electronics have been making huge progress lately. Where do we stand today?

Professor, Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck; Managing and Research Director, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck
Professor and Director, Centre for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology, University of Ulm
IBM Fellow, Director Physical Sciences, IBM Research, Zurich
Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
Professor of Industrial Bioengineering, Biorobotics Institute, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies; Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies; Pisa

Dr. Rainer BLATT

Professor, Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck; Managing and Research Director, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck

Dissertation in physics, University of Mainz Research Associate, University of Mainz (w/ Prof. G. Werth) Research fellowship, DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, JILA Joint Institute of Laboratory Astrophysics, Boulder, CO, USA (Dr. J. L. Hall) Research Associate, Freie Universität Berlin (w/ Prof. E. Matthias) Research Associate, University of Hamburg (w/ Prof. P. Toschek) Habilitation thesis; lecturer, University of Hamburg Heisenberg fellow, University of Hamburg Researcher, JILA Joint Institute of Laboratory Astrophysics, Boulder, CO, USA Professor of Physics, 3. Physikalisches Institut, University of Göttingen Full Professor of Physics, University of Innsbruck Director, Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck CEO, Institut für Quanteninformation Ges.m.b.H, Innsbruck Member, academic senate, University of Innsbruck Scientific Director, IQOQI Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna Managing Director of the IQOQI Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna Corresponding member, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna Full member, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
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Ph.D. Tommaso CALARCO

Professor and Director, Centre for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology, University of Ulm

BA, Music (classic guitar), Trento M. Sc., Physics, University of Padua Ph.D., Physics, University of Ferrara Post-doctoral fellow, University of Innsbruck Post-doctoral fellow, ECT European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas, Trento Guest researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD Research assistant, University of Innsbruck Post-doctoral fellow, ECT European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas, Trento Researcher, Centro BEC-INFM, Trento Senior researcher (Tenure-Track), Centro BEC-INFM, Trento Post-doctoral employee, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Full Professor (W3), Quantum Information Processing, university of Ulm Director, Institute for Quantum Information Processing, University of Ulm Director, Centre for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology, Universities of Ulm and Stuttgart; Max-Planck Institute for Solid-State Research
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Dr. Heike RIEL

IBM Fellow, Director Physical Sciences, IBM Research, Zurich

Studies of Physics, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg Summer Internship, Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA Diploma thesis work, IBM Research, Zurich Diploma degree, Physics, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg Ph.D. work, IBM Research, Zurich Ph.D. degree, Dr.rer.nat., University of Bayreuth Postdoc, IBM Research, Zurich Research Staff Member, IBM Research, Zurich Manager, Materials Integration and Nanoscale Devices Group, IBM Research, Zurich IBM Fellow, Technical Executive; Member, IBM Academy of Technology, IBM Research, Zurich Director, Physical Sciences, IBM Research, IBM T.J. Watson Research Laboratory, Armonk, NY Director, IoT Technology & Solutions, IBM Research, IBM T.J. Watson Research Laboratory, Armonk, NY
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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.

Ph.D. Maria Chiara CARROZZA

Professor of Industrial Bioengineering, Biorobotics Institute, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies; Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies; Pisa

Rector, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa Member, Italian Parliament, Rome Italian Minister for Education and Research Member, Board of Directors, Piaggio & C. S.p.a., Pontedera President, Italian National Group of Bioengineering, Trieste Chair, Evaluation of FET Flagships Program, European Commission, DG Communication Networks, Brussels
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Technology Symposium

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24.08.2017

09:00 - 09:45 #ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology, and science Culture
10:00 - 11:00 Opening of exhibitions – Tec-Xperience Room Partner
11:00 - 11:10 Opening Plenary
11:10 - 12:15 RTI Talk Plenary
12:15 - 13:45 The robots are coming. Be (not) afraid! Plenary
14:15 - 15:45 New materials and autonomous systems Plenary
18:15 - 19:15 Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Summer School on Entrepreneurship Plenary
19:15 - 21:00 Career Lounge Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Evening Reception Social

25.08.2017

06:30 - 07:00 TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order – 24 hours nonstop 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
07:15 - 08:00 Optogenetics Plenary
08:30 - 10:15 Designing the next digital revolution. At the crossroads of science, technology and art Plenary
10:30 - 11:00 Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout Sessions Social
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 13: A new Biedermeier in Europe? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 01: Digital futures: design as key to future digital worlds Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 03: Data-driven innovation – from resources to strategies Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 02: The promotion of research and innovation in Austria: governance between management and autonomy Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 04: Open science, dark knowledge: science in an age of ignorance Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 05: Second machine age: learning machines – autonomous machines Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 06: From the lab to the plate – the vegan black pudding (Blunzengröstl) Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 07: Does industry 4.0 need education and training 4.0? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 08: Smart production and services Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 09: Conflict and cooperation in the era of digitisation Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: The Paris lifestyle – technologies and opportunities for climate protection Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 11: Conflict, cooperation – or both: how does innovation occur? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 12: The competition for resources as a driver of green technologies Breakout
16:30 - 17:30 China Manufacturing 2025: putting industrial policy ahead of market forces? Plenary

26.08.2017

07:00 - 08:30 Managing complex systems Plenary
08:50 - 10:15 The second quantum revolution? Plenary
10:15 - 11:00 Gravitational waves Plenary
11:00 - 12:00 Snack Reception Social