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Technology Symposium


The Alpbach Technology Symposium is Austria s most important discussion platform for politics, the economy and science. It intends to show the importance of technological developments for the economy and society as a whole as well as for the standard of living, the quality of life and competitiveness.

In plenary lectures and working groups more than a hundred outstanding personalities from the scientific community, the political area and the economic scene will take part in discussions. In order to underscore the interdisciplinary character of the plenary lectures, they are fashioned according to a "cross over" model. In the working groups, experts discuss and elaborate on relevant questions in such a way that politicians can be provided with the fundamental basics for making decisions.

Junior Alpbach will again be one of the main programmes of the Technology Forum: in confrontation and through discussions with the most excellent and interesting scientists present in Alpbach, young people shall become enthusiastic about science and especially the natural sciences.

Technology Symposium

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kategorie: Alle BreakoutPlenary


13:00 - 14:15OpeningPlenary
13:15 - 14:00Time of change - chage as chancePlenary
14:00 - 14:4550 Years of Schrödingers Reflections on Life and LivingPlenary
15:00 - 16:15Location Strategies for Know-how Intensive IndustriesPlenary
16:15 - 17:15Medical Technology and Preventive MedicinePlenary
17:15 - 18:30The Future of European Reseach - New Instruments and ResourcesPlenary
20:00 - 20:45The Living ClockPlenary
20:45 - 21:30The Devices of Wonder - the Science of Devices of WonderPlenary


09:00 - 14:00Off AlpbachPlenary
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 1: RiskBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 2: R&D Infrastructure - a Location Strategy for Metropolitan AreasBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 3: Utilities and Infrastructure - the Backbone for an Industrialised CountryBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 4: Kyoto and CO2 - Technology Pull and/or Location PushBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 5: Innovation Motor Micro- and NanotechnologiesBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 6: Brain gain, brain drain - Future networks Austria - USABreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 7: New mobility - new partnerships for the western Balkan countriesBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 8: Medical Technology and Preventive Medicine -Finance and OrganisationBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 9: Digitalisation of communication - "Your Personal Radio and TV-program"Breakout
20:00 - 20:45The Decade of Machines, that Understand SpeechPlenary
20:45 - 21:30Technology and Know-how Management in and for Intelligence ServicesPlenary


09:00 - 10:00The Location of SciencePlenary
10:00 - 11:00Reflections on the Alpbach Technology-Symposium - Presenation of "Junior Alpbach"Plenary
11:30 - 12:15Cosmic Background RadiationPlenary
12:15 - 13:00Architecture für Science - the New Architecture of SciencePlenary