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Technology Symposium

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This year's Technology Symposium will be searching for new pathways and tools for a society in transition, under the headline theme of "Conflict and Cooperation". The battle for resources, new disruptive technologies, climate change and many other factors (such as approaching the limits of growth) require new solutions for economic and social issues. The digital world is especially suitable for creating innovative approaches. The virtual world seems to have almost no borders and sharing and cooperation are highly popular. Will new digital technologies help us to achieve more equality by cooperation? Social networks, big data and the internet of things offer huge opportunities which have not been exhausted so far. The competition and disputing of ideas are essential for innovation and social development. However, only broad-based cooperation uniting researchers, enterprises and citizens will enable us to finally tackle the big social challenges. For example, how can smart cities deploy new sustainable mobility concepts? Can decarbonization help us regain balance with ourselves and the world? In any case, cooperation will be one of the decisive factors for the development of mankind and the whole evolution of life.

Technology Symposium

show timetable

24.08.2017

09:00 - 09:45 #ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology, and science Culture
10:00 - 11:00 Opening of exhibitions – Tec-Xperience Room Partner
11:00 - 11:10 Opening Plenary
11:10 - 12:15 RTI Talk Plenary
12:15 - 13:45 The robots are coming. Be (not) afraid! Plenary
14:15 - 15:45 New materials and autonomous systems Plenary
18:15 - 19:15 Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Summer School on Entrepreneurship Plenary
19:15 - 21:00 Career Lounge Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Evening Reception Social

25.08.2017

06:30 - 07:00 TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order – 24 hours nonstop Plenary
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People Breakout
07:15 - 08:00 Optogenetics Plenary
08:30 - 10:15 Designing the next digital revolution. At the crossroads of science, technology and art Plenary
10:30 - 11:00 Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout Sessions Social
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 13: A new Biedermeier in Europe? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 01: Digital futures: design as key to future digital worlds Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 03: Data-driven innovation – from resources to strategies Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 02: The promotion of research and innovation in Austria: governance between management and autonomy Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 04: Open science, dark knowledge: science in an age of ignorance Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 05: Second machine age: learning machines – autonomous machines Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 06: From the lab to the plate – the vegan black pudding (Blunzengröstl) Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 07: Does industry 4.0 need education and training 4.0? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 08: Smart production and services Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 09: Conflict and cooperation in the era of digitisation Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: The Paris lifestyle – technologies and opportunities for climate protection Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 11: Conflict, cooperation – or both: how does innovation occur? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 12: The competition for resources as a driver of green technologies Breakout
16:30 - 17:30 China Manufacturing 2025: putting industrial policy ahead of market forces? Plenary

26.08.2017

07:00 - 08:30 Managing complex systems Plenary
08:50 - 10:15 The second quantum revolution? Plenary
10:15 - 11:00 Gravitational waves Plenary
11:00 - 12:00 Snack Reception Social

Organisers

Scientific Partner

Industrial Partner

Cooperation Partners

Media Partner

Media Partner / Online

Supporting Partners

General Partner European Forum Alpbach 2017

Event Partners