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08: European strategies for international research cooperation

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Alpbacher Hauptschule
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Private and public actors in the field of science and technology have developed different strategies to meet the challenges of international competition. It is mainly through international cooperation and joint programmes that responses can be found to some of the challenges of globalisation which cannot be tackled by individual countries acting alone. On the other hand international research cooperations are often a result of foreign policy issues and national priorities.
These and other changes, as e.g. recent developments in the university sector, urge for the development of strategic instruments and the most effective funding schemes to optimize the conditions for innovative research that will be discussed in this working group.

Austrian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, London
Director, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria; Professor, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Honorarprofessor für Europäische und Internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation, Technische Universität Wien
Head, Department Country Innovation Policy Reviews, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
Chief Counsellor for Advanced Technologies, National Office for Research and Technology (NKTH), Budapest
Research Manager, VTT Technology Studies
Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna
Deputy Head, Department C1.12, Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth, Vienna
Head, Department III/I 2 - Research and Technology Funding, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna
Head of Unit, Co-operation with Central East and Southeast European Countries, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, FR of Germany
Director of Directorate N International Scientific Cooperation, European Commission, DG Research
Senior adviser and programme coordinator, The Research Council of Norway, Oslo
Ehemals stellvertretende Sektionsleiterin sowie Leiterin, Abteilung II.6 - Internationale Forschungskooperationen, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien Chair
Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna Chair
Head, Department II/6 - International Research Cooperation, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna Coordination

Mag. Dr. Emil BRIX

Austrian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, London

1979-1980 Forschungsprojekt "Soziale und kulturelle Konflikte in der Donaumonarchie"
seit 1982 Österreichischer Diplomatischer Dienst
1982-1984 Bundesgeschäftsführer des Management Clubs des Österreichischen Wirtschaftsbundes
1984-1986 Klubsekretär im Parlamentsklub der Österreichischen Volkspartei
1986-1989 Leiter des Ministerbüros im Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung
1990-1995 Generalkonsul der Republik Österreich in Krakau/Polen
1995-1999 Direktor des Österreichischen Kulturinstitutes in London
2000-2003 Leiter der Abteilung "Durchführung kultureller und wissenschaftlicher Veranstaltungen im Ausland" (Gesandter) in der Kulturpolitischen Sektion des Bundesministeriums für auswärtige Angelegenheiten
2002-2010 Botschafts Leiter der Kulturpolitische Sektion im Bundesministerium für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten
2007, 2008 Präsident von EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture)
seit 2010 Botschafter der Republik Österreich im Vereinigten Königreich Großbritannien und Nordirland

Dr. Leen HORDIJK

Director, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria; Professor, Wageningen University, Netherlands

 Doctor in Econometrics, Amsterdam, Netherlands
 Leader, Acid Rain Projects, IIASA, Austria
 Head of Laboratory, RIVM, Netherlands
 Professor, Environmental Systems Analysis, Wageningen, Netherlands
 Director, Wageningen Institute for Environment and Climate Research, Netherlands

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.h.c. Manfred HORVAT

Honorarprofessor für Europäische und Internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation, Technische Universität Wien

 Studium des Maschinenbaus an der TU Wien
1972-1980 Universitätsassistent für Strömungslehre an der TU Wien
1975-2001 Universitätslektor, TU Wien und Universität Linz
1980-1993 Leiter des Außeninstitutes der TU Wien (erste österreichische universitäre Einrichtung für Weiterbildung,
  Kooperation Wissenschaft-Wirtschaft sowie für internationale Forschungs- und Bildungsprogramme)
seit 1981 Koordinator, Conference of Rectors and Presidents of European Universities of Technology
1992-1994 Kellogg Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford, UK
1993-2004 Direktor, Büro für Internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation (BIT)
seit 1995 Durchführung gezielter Aktionen und Projekte zur Stärkung der Europäischen Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation mit Mittel- und Osteuropa
 Mitglied und Vorsitzender verschiedener Programm- und Evaluationsausschüsse im Bereich Forschung und
 technologische Entwicklung bei der Europäischen Kommission; z.B. 2006 Chairman, ERA-NET Expert Review Group
seit 2000 Koordinator verschiedener Initiativen und Projekte zur Integration der Westbalkanländer in die Europäische
  Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation
seit 2001 Honorarprofessor für Internationale und Europäische Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation,
  Technische Universität Wien
2001-2005 Mitglied, Wissenschafts- und Forschungsrat des Landes Salzburg
2004-2006 Direktor des Bereiches Europäische und Internationale Programme (EIP), Österreichische
  Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft (FFG)
seit 2006 Rapporteur, External Advisory Group "Research Potential", Europ. Kommission
seit 2006 Senior Advisor für Internationale Forschungskooperation, Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur
  und für International R&D Policy, Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie
2007 Mitglied, Expert Groups zum Green Paper "European Research Area", Europäische Kommission

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.

PhD Béla KARDON

Chief Counsellor for Advanced Technologies, National Office for Research and Technology (NKTH), Budapest

1990-1995 Lecturer, GATE FIZT
1995-1997 Assistant Professor at the Department for Physics & Process Control (FIZT) of the
  Gödöllö University (GATE), Hungary
1997-2001 Attaché for Science & Technology in Bonn
2001-2002 Director for Attachés & Information, OM
2002-2004 Director for International Bilateral R&D Co-operation in the Ministry for Education (OM)
since 2004 Director for Advanced Technologies in the National Office for Research & Technology (NKTH)

M.Sc. Torsti LOIKKANEN

Research Manager, VTT Technology Studies

1986-1987 Secretary General, National Committee of Environmental Economics, appointed by Government of Finland
  (in liaison of The Ministry of The Environment)
1987-1992 Senior Planning Officer and Office Manager, Planning Group of VTT Management Staff
1992-1993 Visiting Scholar, Roskilde University, Denmark
1993 Visiting Scholar, TNO Centre for Technology and Policy Studies, The Netherlands
1993-1997 Senior Planning Officer, Planning Group of VTT Management Staff
1997-2001 Group Manager of VTT Industrial Environmental Economics
since 2001 Research Manager of VTT Technology Studies

Dr. Ph.D. Helga NOWOTNY

Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna

1969 Ph.D. in Sociology, Columbia University, New York
1996-2002 Professor of Philosophy and Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich
  Teaching and Research Positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Vienna; King's College, Cambridge; University of Bielefeld; Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; Ecole des Hautes Etudes et Sciences Sociales, Paris; Science Center for Social Sciences, Berlin; Collegium Budapest
1998-2004 Director, "Collegium Helveticum", ETH Zurich
2001-2006 Chair, EURAB - European Research Advisory Board of the European Commission
2002-2004 Director, Branco Weiss Fellowship Programme "Society in Science"
2005-2011 Chair, Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Vienna
2007-2010 Vice-President ERC - European Research Council
2010-2013 President, ERC - European Research Council
  Professor em., Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich

Mag. Georg PANHOLZER

Deputy Head, Department C1.12, Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth, Vienna

 Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics (branch: International Business Administration)
  Tertiary Economy"
1994-1996 Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs: Division for Small and Medium Enterprises: Project leader of national
  programme to the "Community Initiative for Small and Medium Enterprises" (Structural Funds)
since 1996 Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour, Division for International Technology and Innovation
1996-2002 National Delegate/National Expert in INCO-Committee of EU- Framework Programme for FTD (DG Research)
2000-2002 National Delegate to the eContent Programme of the EU (DG INFSO)
since 2002 Project leader for the programme STRAPAMO (Formation of Strategic S&T-Partnerships
  with Central and Eastern Europe)
since 2004 Project leader for the programme "Technology Initiative Internationalization East" (Technology initiative towards
  Central and Eastern Europe), with the programme CIR-CE (Co-operation in Innovation and Research with
  Central and Eastern Europe) as the central element
2004 Traineeship in European Commission/DG Research Unit B2 - "Coordination of National Research Policies"/
  ERA-Net

Mag. Dr. phil. Rupert PICHLER

Head, Department III/I 2 - Research and Technology Funding, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

 Studies in modern and economic history at the Universities of Innsbruck and Thübingen
 Post graduate terms at Milan and the University of Minnesota
since 1996 Officer at the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Mrin Irene RÜDE

Head of Unit, Co-operation with Central East and Southeast European Countries, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, FR of Germany

 Studies of Law, 1+2. State Examination (Qualification to exercise the functions of a Judge, Berlin), Political Sciences, Economics, Social Sciences
 Head of the Law Firm Martin Hirsch, after he had been elected judge to the Federal Constitutional Court
 Legal Expert in the Geman Bundestag; Science Manager in Ministers Cabinets and the major divisions of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
 Foreign missions, e. g. as legal expert in the Corporacion Andina de Fomento, Caracas, as science counselor at the German Embassy in Washington DC, USA

Dr. András SIEGLER

Director of Directorate N International Scientific Cooperation, European Commission, DG Research

1996-2005 Deputy state secretary for Research and Technological development, Advisor to the state secretary in charge of R&D of the Ministry of Education, vice president of OMFB. Responsibilities: Managing the international policy of the government relating to science and technology (S&T); Representing the Hungarian government in the S&T field at the negotiations on EU-accession and managing the preparations of for the European integration of S&T; Representing Hungary in the research and technological development policy organisations and programs of the EU, NATO and OECD. Running the negotiations with Brussels on the Hungarian participation in the continuous RTD Framework Programmes of the EU. Managing the domestic support of the Hungarian participation.

Inger-Ann ULSTEIN

Senior adviser and programme coordinator, The Research Council of Norway, Oslo

 Present: The Research Council of Norway, Division for Strategic priorities
 Former:
 Research Park, University of Oslo
 The Norwegian Ministry of Science and Higher education/Research Department
 University of Oslo

Dr. Anneliese STOKLASKA

Ehemals stellvertretende Sektionsleiterin sowie Leiterin, Abteilung II.6 - Internationale Forschungskooperationen, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien

1971-1991 Administrative Assistant, Vienna University of Technology
1984 Ph.D. Degree, Medieval History, University of Vienna
1991 Department for International Research Co-operation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
1994-2011 Head, Department for International Research Co-operation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
2009-2011 Deputy Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research

Mag. MA Barbara WEITGRUBER

Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

1986 Certificate in Mass Media, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
1986-1987 MA in Communications, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
1986-1987 Fulbright Grantee and Teaching Assistant, Department of Communications and Theatre, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
1987-1993 Founding Staff Member, Director, Office for International Relations, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
1989 Master Degree in English/American and Interdisciplinary Studies, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
1990-1991 and 1993-1994 Lecturer for Media and Intercultural Issues, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
1993-1994 Director, Office for European Educational Co-operation, Austrian Academic Exchange Service, Vienna
1994-2001 Director, International Relations/Higher Education, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
1994-2002 Lecturer for EU Education Policy, Donau-Universität Krems
2001-2002 Deputy Director General for Higher Education, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
2003-2004 Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
2005-2010 Senior Advisor for Strategy and Coordination in the field of international relations with special consideration for the interface Science - Research - Education, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research
since 2010 Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy

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25.08.2005

08:00 - 10:00Technology brunch sponsored by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 12:00OpeningPlenary
12:00 - 13:30Our futurePlenary
14:00 - 16:00Location of science and research – a global shift?Plenary
18:00 - 19:00SecurityPlenary
19:30 - 21:45Evening reception sponsored by Alcatel AustriaSocial

26.08.2005

07:00 - 13:00Working Group 01: Technology and location strategies for enterprisesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 02: Electronic carBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 03: Science of everyday productsBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 04: Security of energy supplyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 05: NanotechnologyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 06: From scientific journal to breaking news: science and the mediaBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 07: Fuel cells and hydrogen – the future of transport?Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 08: European strategies for international research cooperationBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 09: Excellence – a question of genderBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 10: Converging technologiesBreakout
14:00 - 14:45University/industry interaction – The Atlantic picturePlenary
14:45 - 15:30University/industry interaction – The Austrian solutionPlenary
15:30 - 16:00University/industry interaction – Political ConclusionsPlenary
16:00 - 18:00Reception sponsored by Province of Lower AustriaSocial
18:00 - 19:00The science of saving VenicePlenary

26.08.-27.08.2005

Junior AlpbachBreakout

27.08.2005

07:00 - 08:30Politics and SciencePlenary
08:30 - 09:30Science at the cutting edgePlenary
10:00 - 10:15Alpbach 2005 – Resumée Junior AlpbachPlenary
10:15 - 11:00Reflections and PerspectivesPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Farewell reception sponsored by Microsoft AustriaSocial