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05: The Potential of the Alps: Focus Sustainable Use of Resources

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in deutscher Sprache

(Meeting point shuttle bus station Böglerhof, 8.30 a.m.)

Dealing efficiently with scarce resources is more and more becoming a key factor for economic development and the quality of life. Because of their natural conditions the Alps are eminently suited for scientific investigation and practice of innovative use of resources. In the working group we will discuss how mountain research makes a vital contribution to the sustainable use of resources; in addition, taking as an example the raw material timber, the potential use for industry and society will be demonstrated. The working group will provide recommendations how multilateral cooperation can contribute to a profitable development of the Alps.

President, Austrian Research Council; Professor emeritus, University of Innsbruck; Member of the Austrian Parliament, Vienna Introduction
Scientific Program Manager, MRI Mountain Research Initiative Europe, Institute of Geography, University of Bern
Vice-Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck
Senior Researcher, Institute for Regional Development and Location Management, EURAC - European Academy, Bolzano
Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
Head, Department for Forest Technique and Economics, Slovenian Forestry Institute, Ljubljana
Professor, Institute of Wood Science and Technology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Tulln; Cooperation Platform Forest-Wood-Paper (FHP), Vienna
Professor, Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck; Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck Chair
Head, Department II.4a - Ecology, Resource Management and Sustainability, Federal Ministry of Science and Research, Vienna Coordination

Mag. Dr. Karlheinz TÖCHTERLE

President, Austrian Research Council; Professor emeritus, University of Innsbruck; Member of the Austrian Parliament, Vienna

1978 Abschluss der Lehramtsprüfung aus Deutsch und Latein und Sponsion zum Mag.Phil.
1986 Habilitation für Klassische Philologie
1976-1997 Universitätsassistent am Institut für Klassische Philologie der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
1987-1988 Gastprofessur an der Universität Graz
1988 Gastprofessur an der Universität München
1987-1989 Vorsitzender der Gesamtösterreichischen Studienkommission Klassische Philologie
1997 Berufung auf ein Ordinariat für Klassische Philologie der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
1998-2004 Vorsitzender des Kollegiums der Geisteswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
2000-2007 Vorstand/Leiter des Institutes für Sprachen und Literaturen der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
2005-2007 Studienleiter der Philologisch-Kulturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
2007-2011 Rektor der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
2011-2013 Bundesminister für Wissenschaft und Forschung der Republik Österreich
seit 2013 Abgeordneter zum Nationalrat

Dr. Astrid BJÖRNSEN GURUNG

Scientific Program Manager, MRI Mountain Research Initiative Europe, Institute of Geography, University of Bern

1990-1995 Study of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich
1996-1998 Master of Advanced Studies ETH in Development And Cooperation, Mas Eth Eza
1998-2002 Ph.D. Research on "Indigenous Knowledge Of Storage Pest Management In Nepal", ETH Zurich/Icimod, Nepal
1993-1994 Internship with IUCN Nepal on "Insect Biodiversity And Education"
since 1995 Scientific Illustrator (FH Aarau, ETH, And others) and free-lance writer (Newspaper)
1996 Preparatory study on "Indigenous Knowledge of Pest Management in Nepal" Hosted By ICMOD/NARC, funded by SDC
1997 Module development for integrated Pest Management for Jiri Technical School, SDC Nepal
1997-1998 Evaluation and monitoring of Farmer Field Schools, CIP Indonesia
1997-1999 Teaching german language for foreigners, Switzerland
2003-2005 Scientific Project Coordinator Glochamore (EU FP6), Bern
2005-2007 Scientific Project Manager, Mountain Research Initiative, ETH Zurich
since 2007 Scientific Program Manager MRI - Europe, University Of Berne/ IGF Innsbruck
2009 Project Coordinator University Of Central Asia, Bishkek and Centre for Development and Environment, Bern
2011 Mountain Research and Development, Centre for Development and Environment, Bern
since 2013 Federal Research Institute for Forest, Landscape and Snow Research, Birmensdorf

Mag. Dr. Georg GRABHERR

Vice-Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck

1975-1980 Ass.Prof., Inst. für Botanik, Universität Innsbruck
1980 Visiting Scientist, University of North Wales
1984 Habilitation, Universität Innsbruck
seit 1986 O.Univ.Prof. für Naturschutzforschung, Vegetations- und Landschaftsökologie, Universität Wien
  Berufungsabwehren: Univ. Hannover, ETH Zürich
seit 2011 Ruhestand

DI. Dr. Christian HOFFMANN

Senior Researcher, Institute for Regional Development and Location Management, EURAC - European Academy, Bolzano

2002-2006 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in Ausbildung am Institut für Agrar-& Forstökonomie (Dissertationsstudium: Die Anwendungspotenziale der DEA - Data Envelopment Analysis - zur Effizienzbewertung in der Forstwirtschaft, Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien
2004 Young Scientist Summer Programm an der IIASA - Internationales Institut für Angewandte System Analyse, Laxenburg
seit 2006 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Standortmanagement, Europäische Akademie in Bozen

Dr. Pavel KABAT

Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

1983 Advanced programme Stochastic Hydrology and Water Resources
1986 Ph.D. in Hydrology, Water Resources and Amelioration
2006-2012 Full Professor and Chair, Earth System Science and Climate Change Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre
2004-2012 Science Director and Programme Council Chair, Dutch National Climate Research Programme; Vice-Chair, Dutch National Climate Facility
2007-2010 Dutch Cabinet Appointed Member of the 'Delta Committee'
2000-2012 Chair of the Board and Director, Wageningen Climate Change and Biosphere Research Centre

Dr. Nike KRAJNC

Head, Department for Forest Technique and Economics, Slovenian Forestry Institute, Ljubljana

 Dr Nike Krajnc is forest engineer with experience in working in international teams. Dr Nike Krajnc's research and specialist work concerns the sphere of wood biomass production, processing and effective use. In the last 15 years, she has worked on the assessment of wood biomass potentials for energy purposes, analysis of wood biomass economy, and promotion of wood biomass amongst forest owners. Since 2002, she has been coordinating domestic and foreign research projects with emphasis on cooperation with industries and other end users of knowledge (primarily forest owners, farmers and local community representatives). Her bibliography includes more than 400 bibliographic units.
 Since 2009 she is head of department for forest technique and economics at Slovenian Forestry institute.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. nat. techn. Alfred TEISCHINGER

Professor, Institute of Wood Science and Technology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Tulln; Cooperation Platform Forest-Wood-Paper (FHP), Vienna

 Studium der Holzwirtschaft an der Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, anschließend Universitätsassistent und Dissertation am Institut für Holzforschung der BOKU Wien, Forschungsstipendium an der University of Washington, Seattle/USA
2000 Ruf an die Universität für Bodenkultur (BOKU) Wien als Universitätsprofessor für Technologie des Holzes und Leiter des Instituts für Holzforschung
seit 2001 Wissenschaftlicher Leiter des Kompetenzzentrums für Holzverbundwerkstoffe und Holzchemie, wissenschaftlicher Leiter, Kompetenzzentrum Wood Kplus

Dr. Axel BORSDORF

Professor, Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck; Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck

1976 DPhil. in Tübingen (geography major, geology and German studies minor), thesis Valdivia und Osorno. Strukturelle Disparitäten in chilenischen Mittelstädten, published in the series Tübinger Geographische Studien
1974-1980 Academic assistant to the chair of Prof. Wilhelmy in Tübingen
1980-1991 Akademischer Rat at the Dept. of Geography in Tübingen
1984 Habilitation (post-doc thesis), Grenzen und Möglichkeiten der räumlichen Entwicklung Westpatagoniens published in the series Acta Humboldtiana, Franz-Steiner Verlag, Wiesbaden. Venia legendi for the entire subject range of geography
1986 Guest professorship at the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon, Eugene
1991 Appointment to the Chair of Geography at the University of Innsbruck (successor to Prof. Leidlmair)
1994 Corresponding member, 1995 active Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
1999 Director of the ISR (Institute for Urban and Regional Research) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences
since 2006 Director of the Research Unit of Mountain Research: Man and Environment (now Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, at Innsbruck

Technology Forum

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22.08.2013

08:00 - 10:30Technology Brunch hosted by Standortagentur TirolPartner
11:00 - 11:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2013Plenary
11:10 - 11:45Innovation and PolicyPlenary
11:45 - 13:15Future Innovation – International PerspectivesPlenary
13:40 - 14:40Graphene – A Great Hope of Future Technologies?Plenary
14:40 - 16:00From Research to Economic SuccessPlenary
18:00 - 19:45Our Place in the UniversePlenary

22.08.-21.08.2013

Evening Reception hosted by Forschung AustriaSocial
Career Lounge hosted by the Organisers and Siemens AG ÖsterreichSocial

23.08.2013

06:30 - 13:00Working Group 05: The Potential of the Alps: Focus Sustainable Use of ResourcesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 01: The Value Chains of the FutureBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 02: To Develop the Future – Tomorrow’s Innovation as Exemplified by International Leading EnterprisesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 03: Smart City – Pathways to Future Urban MobilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 04: “Frontrunner”, a New Approach in RTI PolicyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 06: The Potential of ICT Tools in Open Innovation ProcessesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 07: Web attack! The Fight against Hackers and Data LossBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 08: Industry 4.0 – Impact on the Future of Working LivesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 09: Green Tech: Visions and Business of eco-mobilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 10: Identity 2.0: Digital ManBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 11: Intellectual Property Management – Conditions for Prosperity and SuccessBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 12: Secure Society = Secured Future = Security ResearchBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Special Event: RTI Internationalization in Austria – Strategic RecommendationsBreakout
14:00 - 15:30i-Learning – The Future of Learning in the Digital WorldPlenary
15:45 - 18:00Challenges for Biomedical ResearchPlenary
18:00 - 20:00Open Dialogue – Smart Mobility for Smart CitiesPartner

24.08.2013

07:30 - 08:15Planning Innovation: At the CrossroadsPlenary
08:15 - 10:00Cybercrime and CybersecurityPlenary
10:15 - 11:15The Wonderful World of Quantum MechanicsPlenary
11:15 - 11:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology ForumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack Reception hosted by the OrganisersSocial