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Technology Symposium


The Alpbach Technology Forum is Austria's most important discussion platform for politics, the economy, science and academics. This year's objective is to identify the value of technological achievements for the economy and society and to point out examples of success for increasing Austria's competitiveness.

The plenary sessions will include discussions on a wide variety of technology topics, making clear the in-terdisciplinary nature of these areas of influence. Renowned figures from politics, science and academia as well as high-profile executives from Austrian and international companies will discuss the various topics with plenary participants and in each work group. Junior Alpbach offers young people the opportunity to understand complex technology issues in simplified form. Off-Alpbach offers a new target group the op-portunity to play a role in the interaction of artistic performance with research and technology.

Technology Symposium

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11:00 - 11:05WelcomePlenary
11:15 - 12:00Cooperations, Networks and RisksPlenary
12:00 - 12:30Plenary statement: Civilizations: Why Did the Best Win?Plenary
12:30 - 13:30Discusion: Why Did the Best Win?Plenary
14:00 - 15:00Looking up -looking downPlenary
15:00 - 15:30Perspectives of Borderless NetworksPlenary
15:30 - 16:00Culture Technology: Graz ’03Plenary
18:00 - 18:30Original, Copy and FakePlenary
18:30 - 19:30The Robot and the Heart Surgeon – Zeus meets SocratesPlenary
22:00 - 22:00Junior AlpbachBreakout


07:00 - 13:00Working Group 01: Risk and Perception of Risk (in English)Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 02: The Risk of Climate ChangeBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 03: A Regional Network for Science and Teaching (in English)Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 04: Research as a Commodity on the Benefits of Research ResultsBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 05: Technology Networks and Structures of Non-University ResearchBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 06: Network: Private Public PartnershipBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 07: The Valuation of Companies between Cyber Capitalism and Economic RealityBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 08: Innovation, Technology and Quality Control – the Risks of the Medical SystemBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 09: Science and Technology Advice for Policy Makers (in English)Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 10: Air and Space Technologies – a Chance for AustriaBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 11: Mobility 2020Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 12: Information Security: The Science and Technology of Recognizing and Protecting Valuable Intellectual Assets (in English)Breakout
11:30 - 13:00Off-Alpbach: An Ontoesthetic ExperimentBreakout
14:00 - 16:30The Big ChallengesPlenary
18:00 - 19:00Networking in Health Systems: From the patients via the doctor s office to the hospitals – medical services onlinePlenary
19:00 - 20:00Future Technologies – Future SocietyPlenary


07:00 - 07:45Cooperations, Networks and RisksPlenary
07:45 - 08:15Resumée “Junior Alpbach”Plenary
08:30 - 09:30Reflections on the 2002 Alpbach Technology ForumPlenary
08:30 - 09:30Resumée of the working groupsPlenary
09:30 - 09:45Resumée “Off-Alpbach”Plenary
09:50 - 11:00Final discussion: The Future of SciencePlenary
11:00 - 11:15Final remarksPlenary