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10: How to Finance Research – Publicly or Privately? New Models for a Globalised World

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Hotel Böglerhof
Breakout / Working Group
german language

The current period of crisis markedly influences the financing of research. Stringent government budgets also have an impact on the research expenditure of private enterprises. Apart from the EU research programme comprising 80 billion euros until 2020 there is a variety of new financing models – from crowd financing to private foundations and third party funds – but will this suffice for Europe and Austria to be internationally successful? Which pathway will Austria choose and what sources can be tapped to finance research in the future?

Rector, and Professor of Industrial Mathematics, University of Vienna
Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Seokyeong University; Council Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Seoul
Director, Austrian Archaeological Institute; Head, Ephesos Excavations, Vienna
Attaché for Science and Technology; Director, Office of Science & Technology, Austrian Embassy, Washington, D.C.
Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
Former Member of the Board, ECB - European Central Bank, Luxembourg; Consultant, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
President, Forschung Austria; Managing Director, Holzhausen Scientific Publishing, Vienna
Secretary General, Forschung Austria; Managing Director, Holzhausen Scientific Publishing and Bohmann Publishing Group, Vienna
Editor-in-Chief, Austria Innovativ, Vienna

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Dr. h.c. Heinz W. ENGL

Rector, and Professor of Industrial Mathematics, University of Vienna

Doctoral degree awarded "sub auspiciis praesidentis", University of Linz Full Professor and holder of the Chair for Industrial Mathematics, University of Linz Director, RICAM - Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, Austrian Academy of Sciences Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Corresponding Member since 2000)
1977
since 1988
2003-2011
since 2003

Dr. Ing. Gi-Eun KIM

Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Seokyeong University; Council Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Seoul

 Tutor in Microbiology, Institut für Gärungsgewerbe, TU Berlin
 Stipendiatin der Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der TU Berlin
 Mitglied vom RFTE (Rat für Forschung und Technologieentwicklung), Österreich
 Professor in Dept. Biotechnology, Seokyeong University, Seoul

Mag. Dr. Sabine LADSTÄTTER

Director, Austrian Archaeological Institute; Head, Ephesos Excavations, Vienna

Ph.D., University of Vienna Habilitation, University of Vienna Vice Director, Institute for Studies of Ancient Culture, Austrian Academy of Science Vice-Director, Ephesus Excavation Director, Austrian Archaeological Institute
1997
2007
2001-2007
2007-2009
since 2009

MMag. MAIS Philipp MARXGUT

Attaché for Science and Technology; Director, Office of Science & Technology, Austrian Embassy, Washington, D.C.

Master in Political Science, University of Innsbruck Master in Law, University of Innsbruck Research Assistant, Department of Public Law, Financial Law and Political Science, University of Innsbruck Master of Advanced International Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna Stagiaire, DG Agriculture, European Commission, Brussels Research Assistant, Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, Brussels Assistant to the Deputy Director General for Innovation, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna
2001
2002
2002
2002-2003
2003-2004
2004
2005-2007

Array Robert-Jan SMITS

Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels

 Director-General of DG Research and Innovation (RTD) at the European Commission. In this capacity he is responsible for defining and implementing the EU policy and programmes in the field of research and innovation (average annual budget 8 billion euro).
 Instrumental in the development of several other policy initiatives in the field of European science and innovation such as: the European Research Council (ERC), the European Roadmap for large scale facilities, Public-Private Partnerships in research, the Innovation Union and the European Research Area (ERA).
 Mr Smits is chairing several high-level committees such as European Research Area Committee (ERAC), the Steering Committee of the ERC (ERCEA) and joint S&T committees with Europe's key global partners.
 Mr Smits was born in The Netherlands. He has degrees from Utrecht University in The Netherlands, Institut Universitaire d'Hautes Études Internationales in Switzerland and Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy in the United States of America.

Mag. Dr. Gertrude TUMPEL-GUGERELL

Former Member of the Board, ECB - European Central Bank, Luxembourg; Consultant, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

Master's Degree in Economics and Social Sciences, University of Vienna Ph.D., University of Vienna Advisor in the Cabinet of the Minister of Finance Various Leadership Positions, OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna Vice Governor, Economics and Financial Markets Department, OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna
  OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna
1975
1981
1981-1984
1985-2003
  Austria's Alternate Governor of the International Monetary Fund
  Member of the Economic and Finance Committee
1998-2003

Mag. DDr. Gabriele AMBROS

President, Forschung Austria; Managing Director, Holzhausen Scientific Publishing, Vienna

 Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre
 Studium der Alten Geschichte und Altertumskunde
 Geschäftsführerin des Verlages Holzhausen GmbH

Mag. Robert LICHTNER

Secretary General, Forschung Austria; Managing Director, Holzhausen Scientific Publishing and Bohmann Publishing Group, Vienna

Journalist, Ö1, ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk Assistent der Geschäftsleitung, Stabsstelle Geschäftsleitung, Internationale Projekte, internationales Event- und Projektmanagement, Verlaggruppe BOHMANN Verlagsleitung, Verlag Holzhausen
 Studium der slawischen Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Wien
2000-2002
seit 2002
seit 2010

Technology Symposium

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21.08.2014

08:00 - 10:30 Technology Brunch Social
11:00 - 11:10 Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2014 Plenary
11:10 - 12:00 RTI Policy at the Crossroads Plenary
12:00 - 13:45 Industry 4.0 – The Next Industrial Revolution? Plenary
14:15 - 15:45 Stanford, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology Symposium: Innovation and the Culture of Failure Plenary
18:00 - 19:30 Us and Our Brains – Neuroscience at the Crossroads Plenary
19:45 - 21:00 Evening Reception Social
19:45 - 21:00 Career Lounge Social

22.08.2014

07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 05: Bioenergy – The Way to the Future or a Dead End? Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 03: The Challenge of Disruptive Innovation: Strategies for Successful Coping Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 04: Agile and Robust Supply Chains – How to Manage Volatility Across Your Business Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 10: How to Finance Research – Publicly or Privately? New Models for a Globalised World Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 01: Technology – Global Market: Austrian Technologies for the Global Market Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 02: Future Technology-Hotspots – Does Europe Stand a Chance? Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 08: Science in Society – How to Overcome a Disjuncture Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 06: The Cost of the City of the Future – Socio-Economic Aspects of Smart Cities Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 11: Innovations in Acoustics: Future Trends in Industry and Modern Life Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 09: IP Strategies in Enterprises: Challenges for IP Management and Innovation Policy Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 07: Smart Energy: Challenges of an Interdisciplinary Energy Transition Breakout
14:00 - 14:45 Digital University Plenary
14:45 - 16:15 Open Science – The Place of and for People in Our Knowledge Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 Cities at the Crossroads Plenary
18:00 - 20:00 Urban Innovators Challenge – The Future of Cities Partner

23.08.2014

07:00 - 08:30 Complexity Science – I Plenary
08:30 - 09:15 Complexity Science – II Plenary
09:45 - 11:15 Innovation at the Art Science Interface Plenary
11:15 - 11:30 Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology Symposium Plenary
11:30 - 12:00 Snack Reception Social