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04: The Efficiency of RTI Investments

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Due to ever scarcer national budgets the discussion about evaluating research inputs to measure output efficiency is intensifying. The resources allocated for R&D increasingly have to be connected to measurable effects and performances. In addition, public subsidies have to be legitimised through economic returns higher than those of other potential recipient projects. Research has to face this challenge as well. In times when rankings become more and more important this poses the question of how research can be evaluated meaningfully and how input and output can be compared in a useful way.

Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
Head, Department Country Innovation Policy Reviews, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
Director, WPZ - Economic Policy Center, and Professor for Public Economics, University of St.Gallen
Program Director, Science of Science and Innovation Policy, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
Member of the Austrian National Council, Green Party; Chair, Parliamentary Committee on Research, Innovation and Technology, Vienna
Management Consultant; Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development, Vienna Chair
Adviser, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development, Vienna Coordination

Dr. Wolfgang BURTSCHER

Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels

 Wolfgang Burtscher is Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.
 An Austrian national, Wolfgang Burtscher acted before joining DG Research and Innovation as a Director in DG Agriculture of the European Commission since 2000. Before his Commission career Mr Burtscher was representative of the Länder at the Austrian Permanent Representation to the EU. From 1992 to 1996 he was Director of European Affairs in the Vorarlberg administration. Previously, from 1990 to 1992, he was a legal advisor at the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Geneva, at the time of negotiations on the European Economic Area (EEA). He focused particularly on the free circulation of goods and capital and on competition issues. Between 1983-1990 he was a lecturer in International and European Law at the University of Innsbruck. Wolfgang Burtscher holds a doctorate in law and also has a qualification from the Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales in Nice.

Mag. Gernot HUTSCHENREITER

Head, Department Country Innovation Policy Reviews, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

 Trained as an economist at the University of Vienna Gernot Hutschenreiter joined the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) in 1989. From 1998 to 2002 he served as Deputy Director of WIFO. At the international level he has worked as a consultant for a number of organisations such as UNIDO, the OECD and the European Commission. He was a guest research scholar with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Decision Science at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. In 2003 he joined the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris as a Senior Economist. He has managed and contributed to a series of innovation policy reviews of OECD and Non-OECD countries, including the first OECD Review of China s innovation policy.

Dr. Christian KEUSCHNIGG

Director, WPZ - Economic Policy Center, and Professor for Public Economics, University of St.Gallen

1987 Doktor rer.soc.oec. (Ph.D. in Economics), Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
1995 Venia Docendi, Economic Policy and Public Finance, University of Vienna
1997-2001 Professor of Public Economics, University of Saarland; Director of European Institute, Economics, University of Saarland
since 2001 Professor of Public Economics and Director of FGN-HSG, University of St. Gallen
2012-2014 Director, Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna
since 2015 Director, Wirtschaftspolitisches Zentrum, St. Gallen

Dr. Julia I. LANE

Program Director, Science of Science and Innovation Policy, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

1982 1983 Assistant Professor of Economics, Western Illinois University
1984 1990 Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics, University of Louisville
1990 2001 Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Economics, American University
1996 1997 Private Sector Development, World Bank (on sabbatical)
2000 2004 Director, Employment Dynamics Program and Principal Research Associate, The Urban Institute
2004 2005 Program Director, Economics, National Science Foundation
2005 2008 Senior Vice President and Director, Economics, Labor, and Population, NORC at the University of Chicago
since 2008 Program Director, Science of Science and Innovation Policy, National Science Foundation

Dr. Ruperta LICHTENECKER

Member of the Austrian National Council, Green Party; Chair, Parliamentary Committee on Research, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

 Studium der Volkswirtschaftslehre
seit 1990 Ökonomin und Wissenschafterin u.a. am Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
seit 1993 Universitätslektorin für Volkswirtschaftslehre, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
2003-2006 Bundesrätin der Grünen
seit 2006 Abgeordnete zum Nationalrat
  Vorsitzende des Ausschusses für Forschung, Innovation u. Technologie im Parlament
  Wirtschafts- und Forschungssprecherin der Grünen

Mag. Dr. Karin SCHAUPP

Management Consultant; Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development, Vienna

1978 Promotion zum Dr. Phil. am Institut für Pharmazeutische Chemie, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
  Hochschulassistentin am Institut für Pharmazeutische Chemie, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
1980 Leiterin der Analytischen Abteilung und Qualitätskontrolle, Firma Leopold Pharma
1985 Leitung der Forschung und Entwicklung, Firma Leopold Pharma
1987 Leitung der Forschungsaktivitäten, Knoll Hospitalgruppe
1992 Forschungsleitung für definierte Konzernproduktbereiche, Fresenius AG
1997 Geschäftsführerin der Fresenius Kabi Austria und Übernahme der gewerberechtlichen Geschäftsführung
1999 Regionalleiterin für Österreich/Südost Europa für den Produktbereich Parenterale und Enterale Ernährung
2000 Ernennung zum Mitglied des Vorstandes der Fresenius Kabi AG, Bad Homburg
2003 Unternehmensberaterin mit Schwerpunkt strategische Unternehmensentwicklung, Innovationsmanagement und Technologietransfer, Organisationsstrukturen, Merger und Akquisition

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25.08.2011

08:00 - 10:30Technology Brunch Hosted by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 11:10Welcome statementPlenary
11:10 - 11:30Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2011Plenary
11:30 - 12:15Opening SpeechesPlenary
12:15 - 13:40New Ways of InnovationPlenary
14:00 - 14:50The Cancer Genome: Challenge and PromisePlenary
14:50 - 15:45CybercrimePlenary
18:00 - 19:30The City of the Future – Demographics and SustainabilityPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening Reception Hosted by Forschung AustriaSocial
19:30 - 21:30Career Lounge – Evening Event with a Buffet Dinner for Students, Graduate Scientists and Young Professionals Hosted by the Organisers of the Alpbach Technology ForumSocial

26.08.2011

07:00 - 13:30Working Group 01: The Future of High-Tech Production in EuropeBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 02: The Future of Urban MobilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 03: Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP): An Instrument for Creating InnovationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 04: The Efficiency of RTI InvestmentsBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 05: Urban Europe, Urban Technologies – The City in the 21st CenturyBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 06: Food Security and Distributive JusticeBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 07: Research Promotion Followed by Financial Bottleneck?Breakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 08: Research in the Classroom: New Ways of Learning in Natural SciencesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 09: Simple – Functional – Trendy? Technological Solutions for Old and YoungBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 10: IT – Challenging the Present, Defining the Future!Breakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 11: The Digital City of TomorrowBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 12: Design Thinking and Open Innovation – The Customer is KingBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
07:45 - 13:00Special Event: New Ways of Internationalisation? European Strategies for the Globalisation of Research and InnovationBreakout
14:00 - 15:45Natural Science Education for Future GenerationsPlenary
16:15 - 17:30Frontier Technologies – A Gateway to the Future in cooperation with the European Research CouncilPlenary

27.08.2011

07:30 - 09:00International Year of ChemistryPlenary
09:20 - 10:10The Future of the InternetPlenary
10:10 - 11:05The Physics of SuperheroesPlenary
11:05 - 11:15Closing StatementPlenary
11:15 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial