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Technology Forum


The Alpbach Technology Forum as part of the European Forum Alpbach has long been a highly respected fixture in Austria's research and technology scene. Due to its international focus it has also become an indicator for new trends, setting benchmarks for technological developments.

It is a challenge and an opportunity for all those involved in the innovation process to bring "construction and reality" in line in a productive, future-oriented and sustainable way also in research and technology. From energy systems to robotics, from digital (media) technologies to genomic research, the 2010 Alpbach Technology Forum will present state-of-the-art approaches and applications. Numerous plenary sessions and ten working groups will join together top experts from Europe, Asia and the United States of America. In order to include the future generations, "Junior Alpbach" and the "Ö1 Children's University" will be integral parts.

Alpbach is an ideal place for networking. The ambience of this cosmopolitan alpine village provides a perfect background for the encounter of science, politics and industry. The successful crossover between scientific disciplines is reflected in the ever increasing number of participants and in the support of numerous sponsors to whom we are especially grateful.

Technology Forum

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Kategorie: all Breakout Plenary Social


08:00 - 10:30 Technology brunch of Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung Social
11:00 - 11:10 Welcome statement Plenary
11:10 - 11:30 Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2010 Plenary
11:30 - 12:30 Opening speeches Plenary
12:30 - 13:20 Engineering Biomolecules for Basic Science and Biotechnological Applications Plenary
13:40 - 15:10 New ways of innovation Plenary
15:10 - 16:00 Energy independence and the availability of resources Plenary
18:00 - 19:30 Robotics – new technologies for an ageing society Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Evening reception hosted by Forschung Austria Social
19:30 - 21:30 Career Lounge Evening event with a buffet dinner for students, graduate scientists and young professionals, hosted by the organisers of the Alpbach Technology Forum Social


07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young people Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 09: Why do we need an RTI-strategy and what is the output? Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 06: Tribology – different aspects of friction and wear and tear Breakout
07:00 - 14:00 Special Event: Opportunities and challenges – ERA-Nets as drivers of international cooperation Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kids Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 08: From idea to innovation Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 04: Excellent research through excellent management. The importance of leadership and management in cooperative research Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 01: Electromobility – from vision to reality Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Technology Workshop: Innovative Internet technologies for intelligent, sustainable and integrative growth Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 05: Mechatronics – the silent revolution Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 03: Finally – intelligent, sustainable, sensual! Climate protection: an opportunity for man, communities and the economy Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 02: Innovation for social changes – equal opportunities in a digital era Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 07: Digital vs. real worlds – limitations of computer models? Breakout
14:30 - 15:45 Genomic research and the future of cancer medicine Plenary
16:15 - 17:30 The digital generation Plenary


07:30 - 08:50 Concept and reality of the Internet Plenary
09:00 - 10:10 Opportunities and risks of key technologies Plenary
10:10 - 11:10 James Bond and what physics has got to do with it Plenary
11:10 - 11:15 Closing statement Plenary
11:15 - 12:00 Snack reception Social