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05: Urban Europe, Urban Technologies – The City in the 21st Century

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The future of Europe will be decided in its cities. Even today, a majority of Europe s population lives in urban regions which generate a large portion of our welfare. They are engaged in a worldwide competition for quality of life, productivity and communications, they vie for investments and the “best brains”. At the same time they confront us with environmental damage, urban sprawl, problems of urban traffic and transport, the segregation of migratory groups, security problems and their climate impact. The working group will deal with global urban challenges, joint European solutions and available technologies.

Professor, Mathematical Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
Vice Director of the Management Board, EU-Joint Programming Initiative "Urban Europe"; Corporate Strategy, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
ALDAR Professor of Real Estate Development, School of Real Estate and Planning, Henley Business School, University of Reading
Director, POLICIES - Institute for Economic and Innovation Research, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Vienna
Director of Policy, Council of European Municipalities and Regions, Brussels
Founding Partner, Carlo Ratti Associati, architecture design office, Turin; Director, SENSEable City Laboratory, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Deputy Director General for Innovation and Telecommunication; Head of Directorate for Innovation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna Chair
Managing Director, Climate and Energy Fund, Vienna Chair
Strategic Programme Coordinator, Energy and Environmental Technologies Unit, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna Coordination

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. MA Alexia FÜRNKRANZ-PRSKAWETZ

Professor, Mathematical Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

1990-1991 Fulbright Scholar, M.A. in Economics, University of Chicago
1992 Doctorate, Technical Mathematics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
1992-1998 Research Assistant, ÖAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences and Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
1998 Habilitation, Venia in "Population Economics and Applied Econometrics"
1997-1998 Max Kade Post-Doctorate, University of California, Berkeley
1998-2003 Head of Research Group on Population, Economy and Environment, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
2003-2007 Vienna Institute of Demography, ÖAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
since 2003 Deputy Director, Vienna Institute of Demography, ÖAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
since 2008 Professor, Mathematical Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
since 2011 Director, Research Training, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital
2012-2014 Head, Institute of Mathematical Methods in Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
since 2013 Research Associate, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
since 2015 Head, Institute of Statistics and Mathematial Methods in Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

Dr. MBA Margit NOLL

Vice Director of the Management Board, EU-Joint Programming Initiative "Urban Europe"; Corporate Strategy, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

 PhD in Physics at the Vienna University of Technology
2004-2008 Strategy development and research management for the business unit electric drive technologies, AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology
since 2008 Corporate strategy, AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology

Ph.D. Kathy PAIN

ALDAR Professor of Real Estate Development, School of Real Estate and Planning, Henley Business School, University of Reading

1973-1977 PhD in Geography at the University of Reading
1977-1979 Senior Planning Officer, Forward Planning and Policy, London
1979- 1980 Lecturer, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Birmingham
1982- 1996 Associate Lecturer, Assistant Staff Tutor in Social Sciences, The Open University
1996-2000 Staff Tutor in Social Sciences, Geography Discipline, The Open University
2000-2003 Senior Researcher, Associate Lecturer in Geography, Loughborough University
2003-2007 Research Fellow, Institute of Community Studies/ The Young Foundation, London
2007-2009 Lecturer in Geography, Loughborough University
since 2009 Aldar Chair of Real Estate Development, University of Reading

Mag. Wolfgang POLT

Director, POLICIES - Institute for Economic and Innovation Research, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Vienna

1985-1992 Research Fellow, Institute for Research on Socio-Economic Development and Technology Assessment of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
1992-1999 Senior Research Fellow, Department of Technology Studies of the Austrian Research Centers Seibersdorf
1996-1998 Full time Consultant, OECD/Directorate Science, Technology and Industry/Division for Science and Technology Policy in Paris
since 2000 Head, Viennese Office, INTERREG - Institute of Technology and Regional Policy and of the Viennese office of JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
since 2006 Authorised representative, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
since 2010 Head of POLICIES, Institute for Economic and Innovation Research of - JOANNEUM RESEARCH Ltd., Graz/Wien/Klagenfurt

Dr. Angelika POTH-MÖGELE

Director of Policy, Council of European Municipalities and Regions, Brussels

1986-1992 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Augsburg
1992 Promotion
1992-1996 Stv. Leiterin des Europabüros der bayerischen Kommunen, Brüssel
1996-2000 Leiterin des Brüsseler Büros des Österreichsichen Gemeindebunds
2000-2004 Leiterin des Europabüros der bayerischen Kommunen und der Bürogemeinschaft mit den Europabüros der baden-württembergischen und sächsischen Kommunen, Brüssel
2004-2006 Head of Policy, CEMR - Council of European Municipalities and Regions
seit 2006 Director of Policy, CEMR - Council of European Municipalities and Regions
seit 2010 Vorsitzende der zwischenstaatlichen Arbeitsgruppe zur Erarbeitung eines Referenzrahmens für nachhaltige europäische Städte

Ph.D. Carlo RATTI

Founding Partner, Carlo Ratti Associati, architecture design office, Turin; Director, SENSEable City Laboratory, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

1989-1995 MSc Degree (Diplôme) at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris
1989-1995 MSc Degree (Laurea) cum laude in Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino,Turin
1995-1996 MPhil in Environmental Design in Architecture, University of Cambridge, UK
1998-2001 PhD in Architecture, The Martin Centre, University of Cambridge, UK
since 1996 Ingénieur de l'Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées (France), government decree 1996
since 1998 Architects Registration Board ARB, United Kingdom
since 1999 Member of the Italian Institute of Chartered Engineers
2001-2002 Fulbright Senior Scholar at MIT, Tangible Media Group, Media Lab, Cambridge MA
 Currently:
 Director, Senseable city laboratory, MIT, Cambridge MA
 Director, MIT Italy Program, International Science and Technology Initiatives, MIT, Cambridge MA
 Co-Founder and Consultant, Superpedestrian (urban mobility start-up), Cambridge MA
 Partner, Carlo Ratti Associati , architecture design office, Turin

Mag. Ingolf SCHÄDLER

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

1978-1979 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

DI Theresia VOGEL

Managing Director, Climate and Energy Fund, Vienna

2001-2005 Leiterin des Wissenschaftsbereichs Umwelttechnik und Qualitätsmanagement, Lektorin, Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt, Campus Wieselburg
2005-2010 Bereichsleiterin Strukturprogramme und Programmleiterin "Nachhaltig Wirtschaften", Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft
seit 2010 Geschäftsführerin, Klima- und Energiefonds
 laufend diverse Vorträge an Universitäten und Fachhochschulen

Technology Forum

show timetable

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