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09: The governance of applied research: responsibilities, independence and resources

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Applied research institutions (RTO s) predominantly engage in ‘target-oriented research’, developing concrete research applications for industrial enterprises. Their forms of financing and thematic flexibility free them from industrial constraints. Within the European research area RTO s play an important bridge-building role between universities and industry. Experts and decision-makers from research and industry will discuss well-tried strategies and financing models as well as visions for the future and background scenarios.

Retired Deputy Director, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque
Secretary General, European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), Brussels
Chief Executive Officer, AVL List GmbH, Graz
Head of Research & Development, voestalpine AG, Linz
Director Strategy and Research Planning, Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Delft
Leiter des Geschäftsbereichs Informationstechnologien, Austrian Research Centers GmbH - ARC; Geschäftsführer, Advanced Computer Vision GmbH - ACV, Wien Comment
Leiter des Instituts für Nanostrukturierte Materialien und Photonik, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Weiz Comment
Scientific Managing Director, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna Chair
Project Manager Site Development, Department Health and Environment, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Wien Coordination

Ph.D. Wilhelm B. GAUSTER

Retired Deputy Director, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque

1966 Ph.D. (Physics), University of Tennessee (National Science Foundation Fellow)
1972-1974 Adjunct Professor, University of New Mexico
1974-1975 Visiting Scientist, Kernforschungsanlage Jülich, Germany
1966-1992 Research and management positions, Sandia National Laboratories
1993-1995 Deputy Head of Site, Garching Joint Work Site, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Project, Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany
1996-2003 Deputy Director, Physical, Chemical and Nano Sciences Center, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM USA
2004-2005 Senior Manager for Energy Technology and Systems and Deputy to the Vice-President for Science, Technology and Research Foundations
since 2006 Consultant

BA M.Sc. Christopher John HULL

Secretary General, European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), Brussels

1974-1986 Research Fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
1986-1989 Expert, SPRINT Programme, European Commission and Innovation
1990-1997 Secretary General, TII-European Association for the Transfer of Technologies, Innovation and Industrial Information
1994-1999 Secretary General, FEICRO-Federation of European Cooperative Research Organisations
2000-2007 Deputy Secretary General and Advisor, European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO)
since 2007 Secretary General, European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO)

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Helmut LIST

Chief Executive Officer, AVL List GmbH, Graz

 Studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Graz
1967 Graduation in mechanical engineering at the Graz University of Technology, Graz; Head of blood gas analysers development project, in cooperation with Prof. Karl Harnoncourt
1969 Responsible for the production of electronic and precision instruments and prototype engines; Introduction of product management, better market orientation of product development and set up of a network of representatives in import and export markets
1970 Vice President AVL - Head of Instrumentation Division
since 1979 Chairman and CEO, AVL List GmbH
1984-1986 President, Austrian Physical Society
since 1992 Honorary Consul, Republic of Korea for Styria; Chairman, Research and Technology Committee, Federation of Austrian Industry
1994-1997 Member, IRDAC Industrial Research and Development Advisory Committee for the EU, Brussels
1994-2003 Board of Directors, VOEST Alpine Technologies
1995 Elected Fellow, SAE Society of Automotive Engineers
1997-1998 Chairman, IRDAC Industrial Research and Development Advisory Committee, Brussels
1998-2002 Member, EAG European Advisory Group "Land transport and marine technology"
1998-2004 Board of Directors, AMS Austria Micro Systems
2000 Foreign Associate, NAE National Academy of Engineering; Chairman, AEBF V Asia Europe Business Forum V
2001-2007 Member, EURAB I and II European Research Advisory Board of the EU, Brussels
2001-2008 Chairman, EARPA European Automotive Research Partners Association, Brussels
2002-2006 Chairman, SSTAG Sustainable Surface Transport Advisory Group, Brussels
2002-2010 Vice-Chairman, ERTRAC Road Transport Research Advisory Council, Brussels
2003-2013 Chairman, University Board, Graz University of Technology, Graz
since 2007 Chairman, Austrian-Russian Business Council

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Peter SCHWAB

Head of Research & Development, voestalpine AG, Linz

1989-1993 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (Angewandte Physik) und Dissertation
1993-1996 Mitarbeiter Research and Development - Mechatronik und Qualitätsstelle, voestalpine Stahl GmbH
1996-2002 Leiter der Qualitätsstelle, voestalpine Stahl GmbH
seit 2002 Leiter der Forschung, voestalpine AG und voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Linz

Dr. Jan VOGEL

Director Strategy and Research Planning, Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Delft

1973-1981 University Rotterdam development of echo-acoustic diagnosis
1981-1988 Head of Echo-acoustics Department TNO
1988-1993 Head of electronic and IT division TNO
1993-2004 Director Physics and Electronics Laboratory TNO
2004-2008 Director Strategy and Research Planning TNO

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Heinrich GARN

Leiter des Geschäftsbereichs Informationstechnologien, Austrian Research Centers GmbH - ARC; Geschäftsführer, Advanced Computer Vision GmbH - ACV, Wien

1985 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im Österreichischen Forschungszentrum Seibersdorf (ÖFZS)
1990 Dissertation an der Technischen Universität Wien
seit 1992 Lehrbeauftragter an der Technischen Universität Wien
1993-2000 Associate Editor der Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on EMC, New York
1994 Leiter der Abteilung Industrielle Elektronik im ÖFZS
1999 Habilitation für das Fachgebiet "Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit" an der Technischen Universität Wien
2000 Leiter des Geschäftsbereiches Informationstechnologien/Seibersdorf research
seit 2002 Geschäftsführer Advanced Computer Vision GmbH
seit 2003 Prokurist Austrian Research Centers GmbH - ARC

Dr. Joachim KRENN

Leiter des Instituts für Nanostrukturierte Materialien und Photonik, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Weiz

1997 Forschungsassistent, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
1998 Post-Doc, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon
1999-2000 Forschungsassistent, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
2001 Habilitation Experimentalphysik, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
seit 2001 ao. Universitätsprofessor, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
2002 Gastprofessor, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon
2003 Gastprofessor, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7
seit 2007 Leiter des Instituts für Nanostrukturierte Materialien und Photonik, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Weiz

Dr. Wolfgang KNOLL

Scientific Managing Director, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

1976 Ph.D., Biophysics, University of Konstanz
1976-1977 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Konstanz
1977-1980 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ulm
1980-1981 Postdoctoral Fellow, IBM Research Laboratory, San José, CA
1981 Visiting Scientist, Institute Laue-Langevin, Grenoble
1981-1986 Assistant Professor, Technical University of Munich
1985 Visiting Scientist, IBM Research Laboratory, San José, CA
1986 Postdoctoral Degree: "Habilitation" - Physics, Technical University of Munich
1986-1991 Young Investigator/Associate Professor, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz
1988 Visiting Scientist, Optical Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ
1990 Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Chem. & Nuc. Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
1990-1991 Visiting Professor, University of Erlangen
1991-1999 Head of Laboratory, Exotic Nano-Materials, Frontier Research Program, RIKEN-Institute, Japan
since 1992 Consulting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
1993-2008 Director, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz
since 1998 Professor (by Courtesy) Chemistry Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
since 1999 Adjunct Professor, Hanyang University, Korea
1999-2003 Temasek Professor, National University of Singapore
2004-2013 Visiting Principal Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore
since 2008 Scientific Managing Director, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
since 2009 Honorary Professor, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna
since 2009 Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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21.08.2008

08:00 - 10:30Technology brunch hosted by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 11:20Opening by the European Forum AlpbachPlenary
11:20 - 12:00Plenary sessionPlenary
12:00 - 12:30Plenary sessionPlenary
13:00 - 13:45Ethics of sciencePlenary
13:45 - 14:30Stem cellsPlenary
15:00 - 16:00Politics and science – Advice through sciencePlenary
18:00 - 19:30BionicsPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Reception hosted by Alcatel-Lucent Austria AGSocial

22.08.2008

07:00 - 14:00Working Group 01: From basic research to economic valueBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 02: Research integrity in scienceBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 03: The myths of life sciences and their consequencesBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 04: Aviation and the environmentBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 05: Think Tanks in AustriaBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 06: Gender mainstreaming in science and development. Perceive realities and decide visionarilyBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 07: Success factor human resources – Regions in competitionBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 08: Climate change – The future of transportBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 09: The governance of applied research: responsibilities, independence and resourcesBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 10: Digital healthcareBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young peopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kidsBreakout
08:00 - 14:00Working Group 11: Energy efficiency – Recognizing opportunities, utilizing potentialsBreakout
08:00 - 13:00Special Event: From the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe to the Regional Cooperation Council – A New Momentum for the Western Balkans’ Perspective in Higher Education and Research?Breakout
14:30 - 15:15The frontiers of science, part IPlenary
15:15 - 16:30Global competition for global talentsPlenary
18:00 - 19:30Information and communications infrastructures – The nerve centres of modern societiesPlenary

23.08.2008

08:00 - 08:30Science education for a science-driven societyPlenary
08:30 - 09:15The frontiers of science, part IIPlenary
09:15 - 09:45The future of the environment and agriculturePlenary
10:00 - 10:15Junior Alpbach and Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach 2008Plenary
10:15 - 11:15Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel prizePlenary
11:15 - 12:00Snack reception, hosted by AVL List GmbHSocial