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Open Science – Wissen von und für Menschen in der Gesellschaft

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Die Bemühungen, die Bevölkerung durch „open science“ direkt in das Forschungsgeschehen einzubinden, nehmen rapide zu. Wie wird die Öffnung der Wissenschaften das Verhältnis zwischen Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft neu ordnen? Welche Veränderungen bringen der offene Zugang und gemeinsame Plattformen?

Visiting Professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna
Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
Founder and Director, Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity, Faculty of Medicine, Paris Descartes University, Paris
Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna Chair

Mag. Dr. Katja MAYER

Visiting Professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna

 Katja Mayer studied sociology, physics and philosophy at the University of Vienna. She works as sociologist in the field of science and technology studies, has wide experience in science communication and administration. She held a position as research associate of the president of the European Research Council (2011-2013). From 2009-2011 she worked at the Information Retrieval Facility, an open research platform for search engine science. Besides being a freelance IT consultant with a special focus on open source content management systems and databases, she was research assistant in a philosophical research project on performativity (2005-2007). Before that she was responsible for content development, research and production of lecture series and exhibitions at Public Netbase/Institute of New Cultural Technologies, Vienna (http://world-information.org/wio).
 Recently she was invited as Visiting Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, Institute for Software Research. She has been teaching at the Department of Social Studies of Science and Technology, the Department of Sociology, both University of Vienna, at the Art University Linz, and at the Danube University Krems.
 Her research interests are manifold: open data, scientific visualization and imagination practices, the various enactments of social scientific knowledge, science communication, computer machine interfaces, information retrieval, new digital methodologies, social and semantic networks.

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).
2014-2020 One of the main architects and negotiators of Horizon 2020, the new 80 billion EU programme for science and innovation.
 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. Francois TADDEI

Founder and Director, Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity, Faculty of Medicine, Paris Descartes University, Paris

 After having studied mostly math, physics and engineering in the French "grandes écoles" Ecole Polytechnique (1986-1989) and ENGREF (1989-1991), he has held a tenured position as a higher civil servant of the French Agriculture Administration (Ministère de l Agriculture, Paris) since 1991. Being so early on a tenured track has allowed him to develop original interdisciplinary projects, although at the cost of having to work as a civil servant in France for at least 10 years. After his PhD in molecular genetics in 1995, he was able to broaden his scientific education, learning new concepts and techniques while visiting the labs of colleagues. He spent his postdoctoral training with the late John Maynard-Smith in Sussex (1996) and with his colleague Pierre-Henri Gouyon in Orsay (1997), focusing on population genetics and evolution. In addition, he had the opportunity to witness the development of the novel tools pioneered in the lab of physics & biology lead by Stan Leibler in Rockfeller (2001) or Ouyang Qi in Peking University in 2007. Since 1997, he has held the position of a full-time research scientist in INSERM.
 Working at the interface between many disciplines, he had the privilege to present his results to a wide diversity of audiences, including mathematicians, computer scientists, system biologists, ecologists, microbiologists, physicists, demographers, geneticists and evolutionary biologists.
 He also holds the position of Head of the interdisciplinary (M2) master program for life sciences, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris 7 University and Paris 5 Universities, and is the Founder of the Paris Interdisciplinary college (Faculty of Medecine, Paris 5), the "Festival de sciences Paris-Montagne" and the Founder of the interdisciplinary graduate school: life frontiers.


Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna

1959 Doctorate in Jurisprudence, University of Vienna
1969 Ph.D. in Sociology, Columbia University, New York
1996-2002 Professor of Philosophy and Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich
  Teaching and Research Positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Vienna; King's College, Cambridge; University of Bielefeld; Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; Ecole des Hautes Etudes et Sciences Sociales, Paris; Science Center for Social Sciences, Berlin; Collegium Budapest
1998-2004 Director, "Collegium Helveticum", ETH Zurich
2001-2006 Chair, EURAB - European Research Advisory Board of the European Commission
2002-2004 Director, Branco Weiss Fellowship Programme "Society in Science"
2005-2011 Chair, Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Vienna
2007-2010 Vice-President ERC - European Research Council
2010-2013 President, ERC - European Research Council
  Professor em., Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich


Timetable einblenden


08:00 - 10:30TechnologiebrunchSocial
11:00 - 11:10Eröffnung der Alpbacher Technologiegespräche 2014Plenary
11:10 - 12:00FTI-Politik at the CrossroadsPlenary
12:00 - 13:45Industrie 4.0 – Die nächste industrielle Revolution?Plenary
14:15 - 15:45Stanford zu Gast bei den Technologiegesprächen: Innovation und die Kultur des ScheiternsPlenary
18:00 - 19:30Wir und unser Gehirn – Neurologische Forschung at the CrossroadsPlenary
19:45 - 21:00AbendempfangSocial
19:45 - 21:00KarriereloungeSocial


07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 01: Technology – Global Market: Österreichische Technologien für den globalen MarktBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 02: Technologie-Hotspots der Zukunft – Hat Europa eine Chance?Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 03: Herausforderung Disruptive Innovation: Strategien für eine erfolgreiche BewältigungBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 04: Agile und robuste Supply Chain – Volatilität im Wirtschaftsleben erfolgreich managenBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 05: Bioenergie – Ausweg oder Irrtum?Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 06: Was kostet die Zukunft der Stadt? Sozioökonomische Aspekte der Smart CityBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 07: Smart Energy: Herausforderungen an eine interdisziplinäre EnergiewendeBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 08: Wissenschaft in der Gesellschaft – Wie man Barrieren überwinden kannBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 09: IP-Strategien in Unternehmen: Herausforderungen für das IP-Management und die InnovationspolitikBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 10: Forschungsfinanzierung – Öffentlich oder privat? Neue Modelle in einer globalisierten WeltBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 11: Akustik-Innovationen: Trends in Industrie und AlltagBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Wissenschaft und Technologie für junge MenschenBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Kinderuni Alpbach – Wissenschaft und Technologie für KinderBreakout
14:00 - 14:45Digital UniversityPlenary
14:45 - 16:15Open Science – Wissen von und für Menschen in der GesellschaftPlenary
16:30 - 18:00Städte at the CrossroadsPlenary
18:00 - 20:00Urban Innovators Challenge – Stadt und ZukunftPartner


07:00 - 08:30Complexity Science – IPlenary
08:30 - 09:15Complexity Science – IIPlenary
09:45 - 11:15Innovation an der Schnittstelle von Kunst und WissenschaftPlenary
11:15 - 11:30Abschluss-Statement der Alpbacher TechnologiegesprächePlenary
11:30 - 12:00Imbiss zum Abschluss der VeranstaltungSocial