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02: Silicon Austria: Ein Game-Changer für den österreichischen Hochtechnologiestandort?

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Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

Im globalen Rennen um die Digitalisierung der Wirtschaft und die Umbrüche von Industrie 4.0 kommt der IKT/Elektronikindustrie zunehmend eine Sonderrolle zu: Sie hat strategische Bedeutung für die Organisation von Wertschöpfungsketten, für Produkt- und Prozessqualität und bildet die technologische Grundlage für fast alle kritischen Innovationen in den meisten Wirtschaftssektoren. Obwohl Österreich über eine traditionell gut entwickelte IKT/Elektronikindustrie verfügt, erscheint das nationale Ökosystem für diesen wissensintensiven Sektor noch ausbaufähig zu sein. Ist es daher Zeit für ein Silicon Austria?

Vortragende

Vice President, Technological Research Division, CEA - French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, Grenoble Abstract
1. Grenoble Ecosystem: a story based on innovation in the field of microelectronics
2. Specific contribution of CEA-Léti to Grenoble Ecosystem: common features of the European RTO's are first presented, and specific features of CEA-Léti, technological heart of Grenoble's ecosystem pointed.
3. Think global, act local: balance is shown between local actions within Grenoble Ecosystem and international cooperations, illustrated by practical examples along the innovation chain from ideas to market.
4. Return of investment of technological research in Grenoble Ecosystem: the value of co- locating R&D and production is illustrated by the established economic impact found over the past ten years on the industrial ecosystem Grenoble.
5. Conclusion
Chief Executive Officer, LIST - Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Esch-sur-Alzette Abstract
It is now universally agreed that it is the capacity to innovate and commercialise technology that strongly differentiates regional and national economies. As a result, innovation now plays a central role in the competitiveness agenda of advanced nations around the globe.
From a European perspective, the European Council, together with other European institutions, has put in place ambitious policies to maintain the competitiveness of the European Union in a globalized world and ensure high-quality European jobs. However, the cold political reality is that the backbone of European economic competitiveness remains at the member state and indeed at regional level.
This presentation reviews innovation trends and competitiveness agendas from globally competitive nations. It highlights the vital importance of key enabling technologies and research technology organisations and addresses the critical policy roadmaps for nations to develop high technology ecosystems, and sustain the technology and innovation advantage required today for robust economic competitiveness.
Chief Executive Officer, American Institute for Manufacturing of Integrated Photonics; Professor and Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY Abstract
SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York's high-tech educational ecosystem, formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology. As one of the world's most advanced, university-driven research enterprises, SUNY Poly boasts multi-billions in high-tech investments, over 300 corporate partners, and maintains a statewide footprint. The 1.3 million-square-foot Albany NanoTech complex is home to more than 3,200 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, faculty, and staff, in addition to Tech Valley High School. SUNY Poly operates multiple focused centers across up-state NY, e.g. a Solar Energy Development Center near Albany, a MEMs Commercialization Center near Rochester where SUNY Poly also leads the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics. SUNY Poly founded and manages the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) at its Utica location and also manages the New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium. The recently established American Institute for Manufacturing Photonics (AIM Photonics) is a manufacturing consortium headquartered in NY, with funding from the US Department of Defense, New York State, California and Massachusetts, and industrial partners to advance the state of the art in the design, manufacture, testing, assembly, and packaging of integrated photonic devices. Using the example of AIM Photonics, Dr. Michael Liehr, CEO of AIM Photonics, will describe the organizational approach, state involvement, and best practices used to establish high tech centers across New York State.
Co-Founder and Managing Director, TTTech Computertechnik AG, Wien Abstract
During the last two decades, TTTech Computertechnik AG developed from an ambitious start up with strong links to the Vienna University of Technology in the Electronic Based Systems (EBS) domain towards a global player in the area of embedded data communication systems, platforms and control computers. From the beginning, their products and offerings stand for highest reliability, robustness and for satisfying highest safety standards. Starting off in the automotive and aerospace domains, TTTech group has conquered significant stakes in the off-highway-, industrial-, space-, railway-, IoT- and robotics-markets. Winning significant, cutting edge technology contracts in the series production segments made TTTech known at major OEMs and primary tier 1 suppliers. Contracts concerned were for example the data backbone architecture and network for the NASA Orion program, the Airbus Safran Launchers Arian 6 avionics backbone network, the Airbus A380 cabin pressure control system, the Boeing 787 electrical power generation and distribution system, the primary flight control system data communication network for Bombardier and Embraer aircrafts, the ADAS and piloted driving computers and networks in the next generation of passenger cars i.e. with Audi, the control data communication for the off-shore wind turbines by Vestas, and many more.
TTTech showcases that it is, indeed, possible to develop a world-leading high-tech company in Austria from its infancy as a three men start-up to a five-hundred employees enterprise within little more than one and a half decades. One of the key elements in this success story is the availability of highly-qualified experts. However, this availability is at risk. Since the field of EBS is growing rapidly with megatrends like IoT, autonomous driving, or Industry 4.0, many more experts will be necessary to solve the arising complex technical challenges. TTTech growth estimates alone make up for a minimum of one hundred new employees in the EBS domain per year for the next five years - and there will be a much higher demand from the overall Austrian EBS industry. The Austrian higher education system is not optimized for this exploding demand of workforce leading to a shortage of technical experts that we can observe even today. The funding initiative "Silicon Austria" can play a crucial role in mitigating this risk.
In particular, "Silicon Austria" denotes a major opportunity to duplicate success stories like the one by TTTech and to drive Austria into a leading position with international dimension in the EBS segment. "Silicon Austria" is interpreted to be "the instrument" to propel academic education in universities, colleges of higher education and polytechnic institutions for higher education towards substantially increasing the numbers of diploma holders suitable to cope with the problems of EBS design and development.
Companies active in the field including TTTech denote employees qualified for this complex and challenging work field as the "backbone of EBS industry". Eliminating the shortage of suitably skilled workforce will automatically propel the Austrian EBS industry and will significantly contribute to qualify for a leading position in EBS design. Financing endowed professorships and stimulating higher education respecting practical orientation with industrial focus will significantly improve the situation in Austria. It will long term secure a large number of high-tech jobs in Austria for establishing a sustainable industrial growth derived from the Silicon Austria activities.
Vice President Technology, Research and Development, ams AG, Premstaetten Abstract
Electronics Based Systems including microelectronic hardware and software are a key part of smart, energy-efficient and environmentally aware products. Applications include consumer electronics such as smartwatches or smartphones, car electronics and automated driving, smart buildings, as well as multiple medical and industrial applications, robotics, & just to name a few. Austrian companies cooperating in organizations like ECSEL-Austria play an important macroeconomic role at local, European and global level including their manufacturing operations located in Austria. ams AG, headquartered in Premstätten near Graz, is one example of such a company. Being a globally renowned provider of sensor solutions that enable smart products, ams AG operates a modern wafer manufacturing fabrication and several pilot lines in Austria. Products include optical and environmental sensor solutions such as the world's first 3D-integrated photosensor IC enabling very low radiation dose Computer Tomography, the industry's first 3D integrated Ambient Light Sensor used in smart watches, and many other industry-leading microelectronic circuits and systems. In spite of expanding manufacturing activities into North America and Asia, the company shows strong growth in investment and the number of employees at its Austrian site. Root causes for the positive development at the Austrian site are analyzed, and recommendations are made, how this momentum can be further strengthened with special focus on R&D collaborations and industrial framework conditions.
President and CEO, Imec; Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Leuven Abstract
Several key societal challenges in domains such as healthcare, energy, urbanization and mobility call for sustainable solutions that can be enabled by combining various technologies. These solutions will be backboned by wireless sensor systems, smart mobile devices and huge data centers and servers, the key constituents of a new information universe. Imec is the world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology. As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and academia it brings together top researchers from all over the world in a creative and stimulating environment. By leveraging its world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of diverse expert partners across a multitude of industries, imec is accelerating progress towards a connected, sustainable future.
Former Executive Director, Joint Undertaking ENIAC and ECSEL, Munich Abstract
Silicon Austria is an initiative by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) aimed at increasing the contribution of the high tech sector to the Austria GDP by coordinating and leveraging an investment programme in Electronic Based Systems (EBS). The EBS are at the basis of the modern evolutions described as Industrial Internet, Industry 4.0 or Internet of Things: while this label partially overlap, and partially have specificities, they capture the dominant contemporary trend consisting in the massive penetration of the information and communication technologies, in particular its Internet aspects, in all sectors of the industry, both in the manufacturing processes and in the products they generate and the services they enable. This programme shall contribute to positioning the country in a globally competitive position, at the forefront of the technological progress in hardware, software and system integration in the domains of interest for the Austrian economy. This presentation summarizes the current status of the programme and the future perspective.
Head, Section III.I 5 - Information and Industrial Technologies, Space Travel, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna Chair
Head, Research, Development and Energy, FEEI - Association for the Electrical and Electronics Industries, Vienna Coordination

Jean-Frédéric CLERC

Vice President, Technological Research Division, CEA - French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, Grenoble

1977-1988 R&D, Liquid Crystal Displays, CEA-Léti
1988 Project Leader, Stanley Electric, Japan
1992 Research Activities, Seiko-TECDIS, Italy
1992 Research & Development Activities, Pixtech, U.S.A.
1995 Manager, Vice President CEA
2005-2010 Director, Technological Research Division of CEA
since 2010 Vice President, CEA Technological Research Division

Dr. Gabriel CREAN

Chief Executive Officer, LIST - Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Esch-sur-Alzette

since 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
2012- 2015 Vice-President, Director, Europe of CEAtech, Technological Research of the Atomic Energy and Alternatives Energy Commission, France
2009- 2012 Scientific Director, Technological Research of CEA

Dr. Michael LIEHR

Chief Executive Officer, American Institute for Manufacturing of Integrated Photonics; Professor and Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY

since 2015 Chief Executive Officer, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Albany, NY
2012-2015 Executive Vice President for Innovation and Technology, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Albany, NY
2012 General Manager, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Albany, NY
since 2011 Vice President for Research, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Albany, NY
2009-2011 Associate Vice President for Business, alliances, and Consortia, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Albany, NY
2008-2009 Executive for Strategic Production Alliances, International Business Machines Corporation, East-Fishkill, NY
2002-2004 Foundry Technical Enablement Manager, International Business Machines Corporation, Burlington, VT

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Stefan POLEDNA

Co-Founder and Managing Director, TTTech Computertechnik AG, Wien

 Dr. Stefan Poledna is co-founder and member of the executive board at TTTech. He is responsible for the company's automotive business, all R&D activities, supply chain and quality management. He has over 30 years of international industry experience in innovative embedded systems development and has authored and co-authored several patents. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in computer science with distinction from Vienna University of Technology, where he also lectures on Dependable Computer Systems.

DI Dr. Martin SCHREMS

Vice President Technology, Research and Development, ams AG, Premstaetten

 over 20 years experience in the semiconductor industry with previous positions held at
 TOSHIBA Corporation (Japan),
 Siemens Semiconductors (US)
 and Infineon (Germany).

Prof. Luc VAN DEN HOVE

President and CEO, Imec; Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Leuven

1984 research of silicide and interconnect technologies
1988 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Leuven, Belgium
1988 Manager, imec s micro-patterning group
1996 Department Director, R&D
1998 Vice-President, Silicon Process & Device Technology Division
2007 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, imec
2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, imec

Dr. Andreas WILD

Former Executive Director, Joint Undertaking ENIAC and ECSEL, Munich

 Dr. Andreas Wild retired from the position of Executive Director of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership on nanoelectronics, embedded software and smart system integration established as an autonomous European Union body, following the ENIAC JU. Before working in European institutions, he has been the European R&D Director for Freescale Semiconductor and Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector, and managed Motorola R&D laboratories in U.S.A. and Latin America. He has an MS degree from the University "Politehnica" Bucharest, and a Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Atomic Physics in Bucharest, Romania, authored 28 patents and more than 50 technical publications. He is now consulting.

Mag. Michael WIESMÜLLER

Head, Section III.I 5 - Information and Industrial Technologies, Space Travel, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

 Initially stemming from the humanities and holding a degree in philosophy of science, working several years as scientists in the Humanities and as Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney he joined the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) in late nineties. He is currently Head of Department for ICT, Industrial & Nano Technologies and Space. Main responsibility of this department covers the design of Innovation Policies for High-Tech-Industries, national R&D strategies and programs in these domains, and all areas of International R&D Policy and Coordination. Among others he acts as Austrian Delegate to the European ICT-Program, as Governance Board Member of the JTI s ECSEL, as Director of the EUREKA Clusters. ITEA 3 and CATRENE and Austrian Lead Delegate to the Key Enabling Technologies. He represents Austria in various Mirror-Groups of European Technology Platforms and in several European Policy Coordination Initiatives.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. MBA Klaus BERNHARDT

Head, Research, Development and Energy, FEEI - Association for the Electrical and Electronics Industries, Vienna

1993-1998 Assistant Institute for General Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Technical University Vienna
1998 Quality and process management, Semperit Technische Produkte AG, Wimpassing
1997 Civil Service, Cardiosurgery Dept.,Center of Biomedical Research, General Hospital Vienna
1998-2000 Project Management TETRA, FREQUENTIS Nachrichtentechnik GmbH, Wien
2000-2002 Project Management and Solutions Management for backbone systems, Ericsson Austria AG, Vienna
 research and technology cooperation, which is recently part of the Austrian research promotion agency FFG)
2002-2004 Head of the ICT unit and national expert in the European framework programme IST-Committee; BIT (bureau for international
since 2004 Head Research, Development and Energy, FEEI - Association for the Electrical and Electronics Industries, Vienna

Technologiegespräche

Timetable einblenden

25.08.2016

13:00 - 13:10EröffnungPlenary
13:10 - 14:15FTI-TalkPlenary
14:30 - 14:50Von Österreich ins Silicon Valley - Cyber-Sicherheit als globaler FaktorPlenary
14:50 - 16:10Kybernetik in modernen Energie- und ProduktionssystemenPlenary
16:30 - 17:45Komplexität und die neue AufklärungPlenary
20:00 - 20:15Best of Art and ScienceCulture
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Alpbach Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:30 - 23:30AbendempfangSocial
21:30 - 23:00KarriereloungeSocial

26.08.2016

09:00 - 10:30Digitale MedizinPlenary
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Wissenschaft und Technologie für junge MenschenBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Kinderuni Alpbach - Wissenschaft und Technologie für KinderBreakout
10:30 - 12:30Cross-sektorale Kooperationen von ClusternPartner
11:00 - 12:30Personalisierte KrebsmedizinPlenary
12:30 - 13:00Imbiss für die TeilnehmerInnen der Breakout SessionsSocial
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 01: Innovation by Making: Paradigmenwechsel und neue InnovationskulturenBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 02: Silicon Austria: Ein Game-Changer für den österreichischen Hochtechnologiestandort?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 03: Zukunft erfinden: Innovationsprozesse neu gestaltenBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 04: Der Zyklus der Innovation und seine ÖkologieBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 05: Zukunftstechnologie LeichtbauBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 06: Der Blick ins Ungewisse und die Verschiebung des HorizontsBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 07: Radikale Innovationen: Mehr Mut zum RisikoBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 08: Technologierezeption von neuen Bildungswerbenden - ein Plädoyer für transkulturelle Kompetenz als neue AufklärungBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 09: Cyber Security: Ein GrundrechtBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 10: Open Access & Open Innovation als Instrumente einer neuen Aufklärung?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 11: Robotik - Realitäten und ZukunftsperspektivenBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 12: Energiewende - die Macht der KonsumentenBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 13: Standortfaktor VersorgungssicherheitBreakout
19:00 - 20:30Innovations-Marathon: Ideen auf Bestellung - 24 Stunden nonstopPlenary

27.08.2016

09:00 - 10:30Art Meets Science and Technology - Wege einer neuen AufklärungPlenary
10:45 - 11:45Open Innovation: Neue Aufklärung? Partizipation - Demokratisierung - neue LösungenPlenary
12:15 - 13:30Die ETH Zürich zu Gast bei den TechnologiegesprächenPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Imbiss zum Abschluss der VeranstaltungSocial