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05: The Location of future Production Sites – Decision Criteria, Opportunities and Risks

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Austria’s and Europe’s economic performance depends in large measure on the production of material goods and thus on industrial activity. Globalisation has brought the shift of production sites as well as research and development to non-European countries, posing big challenges for us. Asian countries, and especially China and India, have long ceased to be just “the West’s workbench”. The development of this region towards a knowledge-based society cannot be stopped. Which trends are to be expected for the production of material goods in Europe and Austria? What about the opportunities and risks and how can public authorities and R&D policy react to them?

President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Vorstandsvorsitzender, AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG, Leoben
Deputy Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna
Head, Automation and Control Institute, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
Leiter, Abteilung Halbleiterfertigungsgeräte und -methoden, Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Systeme und Bauelementetechnologie IISB, Erlangen
Managing Director, FFG - The Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Vienna
Professor und Vorstand, Institut für Regelungstechnik und Prozessautomatisierung, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Director, Directorate G - Industrial Technologies, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
President, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH, Rüsselsheim
Deputy Director General for Innovation and Telecommunication; Head of Directorate for Innovation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna Chair
Head, Department Key Technologies for Industrial Innovation: ICT, Production and Nanotechnology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna Chair
Referent, Abteilung III.I 5 - Informations- und industrielle Technologien, Raumfahrt, Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, Wien Coordination

Ph.D. Robert D. ATKINSON

President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington, D.C.

1989 Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1989-1995 Project Director, (former) Congressional Office of Technology Assessment
1996-1997 First Executive Director, Rhode Island Economic Policy Council
1998-2006 Director, Technology & New Economy Project, Progressive Policy Institute
Vice President, Progressive Policy Institute, Washington DC
since 2006 President and Founder, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

DI (FH) Andreas GERSTENMAYER

Vorstandsvorsitzender, AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG, Leoben

1985-1990 Abschluss als Diplomingenieur (FH) Produktionstechnik, Fachhochschule Rosenheim
1990-1997 Geschäftsgebiet Beleuchtungstechnik: u. a. Gruppenleitung Qualitätsplanung, Leitung des Produktsegments Feuchtraumleuchten, Siemens AG, Traunreut
1997-2000 Leiter für Einkauf, Produktion und Logistik, Kompetenzzentrum Fahrwerke, Siemens AG, Graz
2000-2003 Gesamtprojektleitung internationaler Restrukturierungsprogramme, Geschäftsbereich Transportation Systems, Siemens AG, Erlangen
2003-2008 Geschäftsführer Siemens Transportation Systems GmbH, Graz, Österreich & CEO der Business Unit Fahrwerke Graz (World Headquarters)
2009 Persönlicher Gesellschafter, FOCUSON Business Consulting GmbH Graz/Wien, Berlin
seit 2010 Vorsitzender des Vorstandes, AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG, Leoben/Wien

Ing. Mag. Peter KOREN

Deputy Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna

1988 Landwirtschaftlich/technische Matura mit Auszeichnung
1988-1995 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
1995-1996 Stage, Generaldirektion Landwirtschaft, Europäische Kommission, Abteilung Agrarrecht, Brüssel
1996-1997 Trainee, Industriellenvereinigung (IV): Österreichischer Raiffeisenverband, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
1997-2000 Ministersekretär, Kabinett des Bundesministers für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft
2001-2003 Beauftragter des Konzern-Vorstandes, Österreichische Elektrizitätswirtschafts AG (Verbundgesellschaft)
seit 2004 Vize-Generalsekretär, Industriellenvereinigung
2015 Executive Certificates in Strategy and Innovation, Leadership and Management, MIT, Boston, USA

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Andreas KUGI

Head, Automation and Control Institute, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

1986-1992 Electrical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.), TU Graz
1992-1995 PhD in Automatic Control (Dr.techn.), JKU Linz
1995/1996 Military service in Austria
2000 venia docendi, Habilitation in Control Systems Technology and Control Theory, JKU Linz
1992-2002 Research assistant, Associate Professor, JKU Linz
2002-2007 Full professor for System Theory and Automatic Control, Saarland University, Germany
since 2007 Full professor for Complex Dynamical Systems and Head of the Automation and Control Institute (ACIN), TU Wien
since 2016 Head Complex Dynamical Systems, Austrian Institute of Technology

Dr. Lothar PFITZNER

Leiter, Abteilung Halbleiterfertigungsgeräte und -methoden, Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Systeme und Bauelementetechnologie IISB, Erlangen

 M.S. (Dipl.-Ing.) degree in Materials Science and a Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Electronics Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Medicine, finished the second state examination
1976-1985 Assistant lecturer, Erlangen Engineering Faculty
since 1985 Heading 'Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment & Manufacturing Methods', Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB), Erlangen
since 1988 Lecturer on 'Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques', Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
1998-1999 Creation of spin-off company isiltec GmbH
1999-2003 CEO from isiltec GmbH, a world leading Technology Company
since 2002 Leader of the "Yield Enhancement" ITWG (International Technical Working Group) and ITRS, the "International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors"
2003 Professor for Micro electronics

Dr. Klaus PSEINER

Managing Director, FFG - The Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Vienna

1976-1983 Studium der Biologie an der Universität Wien, Fachrichtung Ökologie
1981-1983 Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
1984 Dornier GmbH, Deutschland
1985-1989 ORS, Österreichische Raumfahrt- und Systemtechnik GmbH
1989-1998 ESA/ESTEC, Systems Technology Department
1998-2004 Geschäftsführer, Austrian Space Agency - Österreichische Gesellschaft für Weltraumfragen GmbH
seit 2004 Geschäftsführer, FFG - Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Kurt SCHLACHER

Professor und Vorstand, Institut für Regelungstechnik und Prozessautomatisierung, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

1973-1979 Studium der Elektrotechnik, Spezialisierung in Regelungstechnik, Technische Universität Graz
1980 Ableisten des ordentlichen und des außerordentlichen Präsenzdienstes
1981-1981 Vertragsassistent, Institut für Regelungstechnik, Technische Universität Graz
1981 Beginn der Tätigkeit als Universitätsassistent, Institut für Regelungstechnik, Technische Universität Graz
1984 Habilitation, Technische Wissenschaften, mit Auszeichnung
1990 Verleihung der Lehrbefugnis, Universitätsdozent für Regelungstechnik und Prozessautomatisierung
1992 Verleihung der ordentlichen Professur für Automatisierungstechnik (Regelungstechnik), Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
seit 2004 Institutsvorstand, Institut für Regelungstechnik und Prozessautomatisierung, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

Dr. Herbert VON BOSE

Director, Directorate G - Industrial Technologies, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission, Brussels

1968-1975 Law studies in the Universities of Bonn, Geneva and Heidelberg
1975-1976 Assistant at the Law Faculty of the University of Montpellier
1976-1979 Civil Servant in the Ministry of Justice
1979-1983 Lawyer in Mannheim/Heidelberg
since 1983 in the European Commission: Social Affairs - Coal and Steel, Energy-Internal Energy Market, Industry-Aeronautics, space, rail and maritime
1996-2004 in Directorate General Research: Head of Unit for Aeronautics and Space Research
2004 in Directorate General Research: Head of Unit for Preparatory Action for Security
2005-2007 in Directorate General Enterprise and Industry: Head of Unit for Security Research and Development
since 2007 in Directorate General Research and Innovation: Director "Industrial Technologies"

M.Sc. Seung-Wook YANG

President, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH, Rüsselsheim

1985-1998 Research Engineer-Senior Research Engineer, Hyundai Motor Company, Mabook R&D Center
1999-2003 Senior Research Engineer-Principal Research Engineer, Kia Motors Corporation, R&D Division
2003-2009 Principal Research Engineer-Director-Managing Director, Hyundai Motor Company, R&D Division
 Since 2010 President of HMETC in Ruesselsheim, Germany

Mag. Ingolf SCHÄDLER

Deputy Director General for Innovation and Telecommunication; Head of Directorate for Innovation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

1978 Studienabschluss, Volkswirtschaft, Universität Wien
1978-1979 Studium, Internationale Politik, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins Universität, Bologna
1979-1980 Forschungsassistent, Wiener Institut für Entwicklungsfragen, Wien
1981 Eintritt in den öffentlichen Dienst, Referent, Bundeskanzleramt, Wien
1993 Leiter, Abteilung für Technologiepolitik und -programme, Bundesministerium für öffentliche Wirtschaft und Verkehr, Wien
2003 Leiter, Bereich Innovation; stellvertretender Sektionsleiter, Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, Wien
2010 Übernahme des Vorsitzes, EU-Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe

Mag. Michael WIESMÜLLER

Head, Department Key Technologies for Industrial Innovation: ICT, Production and Nanotechnology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

 Initially stemming from the humanities and holding a degree in philosophy of science, working several years as scientists in the Humanities and as Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney he joined the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) in late nineties. He is currently Head of Department for ICT, Industrial & Nano Technologies and Space. Main responsibility of this department covers the design of Innovation Policies for High-Tech-Industries, national R&D strategies and programs in these domains, and all areas of International R&D Policy and Coordination. Among others he acts as Austrian Delegate to the European ICT-Program, as Governance Board Member of the JTI s ECSEL, as Director of the EUREKA Clusters. ITEA 3 and CATRENE and Austrian Lead Delegate to the Key Enabling Technologies. He represents Austria in various Mirror-Groups of European Technology Platforms and in several European Policy Coordination Initiatives.

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23.08.2012

08:00 - 10:30Technology Brunch hosted by Standortagentur TirolSocial
11:00 - 11:10Welcome statementPlenary
11:10 - 11:30Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2012Plenary
11:30 - 12:15Opening SpeechesPlenary
12:15 - 13:05Powering the FuturePlenary
13:25 - 14:55Global Earth Research – Research for the Future of the Globe in cooperation with the Helmholtz Association of German Research CentersPlenary
14:55 - 15:45The Fight against Cancer – Breakthroughs and ExpectationsPlenary
18:00 - 19:30The global Competition for Production and Research – who will determine the Future?Plenary
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 Forum and Siemens AG ÖsterreichSocial

24.08.2012

07:00 - 13:30Working Group 01: Key Technologies – a Future for Europe’s YouthBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 02: Ambient Assisted LivingBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 03: Smart City – Human beings at the Focus of AttentionBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 04: Demographics and Human Resources as an Opportunity for InnovationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 05: The Location of future Production Sites – Decision Criteria, Opportunities and RisksBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 06: Supporting Careers in ScienceBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 07: Key Elements of successful Innovation CulturesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 08: Learning through innovative Education NetworksBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 09: Wanted: young, technologically savvy, curiousBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 10: Smart Governance for smart SpecialisationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 11: Medical technology: challenges and opportunitiesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 12: Cyber-security as a critical factory of stabilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 13: Modern Technologies and their Role in Democratic ProcessesBreakout
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: RTI Internationalisation in Austria and the EUBreakout
14:00 - 15:15Individualisation – the Basis for Education and InnovationPlenary
15:30 - 17:30Pathways to the Nobel Prize – Laureates in Conversation with Austrian Junior Scientists in cooperation with the Foundation Lindau Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake ConstancePlenary

25.08.2012

07:00 - 08:30Emerging Technologies that will change our Lives – a Selection of EU “Flagship Projects”Plenary
08:45 - 10:00Future Scenarios: how long can we plan ahead?Plenary
10:00 - 11:05The physics of footballPlenary
11:05 - 11:15Closing StatementPlenary
11:20 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial