From the very beginning, mediation between science and practice has been an important goal of the European Forum Alpbach. Over 75 years later, technology and innovation continue to be cross-cutting subjects in all four thematic tracks.
The European Forum Alpbach is committed to serving science and promoting open dialogue. Technology and innovation are the fabric science is made of, and therefore key pillars of the EFA programme. In order to preserve free and pluralistic societies, we need to ground our discussions in evidence and connect knowledge on an interdisciplinary level. The 2023 event’s schedule will feature 25 sessions with a focus on cutting-edge technology and its implications. This marks EFA’s transformation in the realm of technological developments, integrating those into every subject matter at the forum. We welcome debates on how fast-paced innovation impacts humanity. Accordingly, our thematic tracks (Climate, Democracy, Security, and Economy) are interwoven with technology and innovation. These are just a few example topics:
We are happy to collaborate with our partners in the area of technology and innovation, especially in continuation with our Premium Partner Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). In addition to the above mentioned example sessions, EFA also provides practical insights: at the Innovation Marathon, participants will engage in a hands-on experience. The task is to develop solutions for real assignments within 24 hours. Results will later be presented in a plenary session.