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Bioeconomy

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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german language

The fact that growth will not last forever and resources are limited has contributed to the disappearance of many advanced civilisations. Global warming and imminent shortages in global food and energy supplies call for better, more sustainable and more balanced economic models. Bioeconomy uses living systems that have evolved over millions of years of evolution.

Junior Scientist, Bioresources, Department Health & Environment, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
Founder, ZERI Network; Author "The Blue Economy: Report to the Club of Rome", Tokyo
Professor and Head, Plant Sciences, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich; Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Center, Jülich
Director, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn; Chairman, German Bioeconomy Council, Berlin
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH, Berlin Chair

DI Teresa BERNINGER

Junior Scientist, Bioresources, Department Health & Environment, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

2010 Intern at AGES (Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety), Inssbruck
2011 Intern at FOEME (Friends of the Earth Middle East), Al Auja
2011-2013 Study program Agrobiology at BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and
  Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Tulln
since 2013 Doctoral study program at BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
  Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Tulln

Gunter PAULI

Founder, ZERI Network; Author "The Blue Economy: Report to the Club of Rome", Tokyo

 Bachelors, Economics
 Master of Business Administration
 Honorary Masters, Ecodesign, Faculty of Architecture, School of Design, Politecnico di Torino
 Doctor honoris causa, Management and Economic Development, University of Pécs
 Visiting Professor, Politecnico di Torino and Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey
 Chair, Nobel Laureates in Science Conference, organised by Elie Wiesel (Jordan)
 Fellow, World Academy of Arts and Sciences, USA
1991-1993 relaunched a small detergent company
since 1994 Leader, ZERI network of scientists and scholars
since 2009 Supporting Blue Economy Projects
since 2013 Chairman, Board of Novamont

Dr. Ulrich SCHURR

Professor and Head, Plant Sciences, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich; Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Center, Jülich

1988-1991 Ph.D., University Bayreuth
1991-2001 Group Leader, Institute for Botany, University Heidelberg
2001 Habilitation, Botany, University Heidelberg
since 2001 Forschungszentrum Jülich
2001-2011 Director, ICG - Institute for Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere, ICG-4: Phytosphere
since 2011 Director, IBG - Institute for Bio- and Geosciences, IBG-2: Plant Sciences
2004-2011 Member, Executive Board, EPSO - European Plant Science Organization
2006-2008 Research Director, Research Area Earth and Environment, Forschungszentrum Jülich
since 2006 Member, Executive Board, European Technology Platform Plants for the Future
2006 Founder, JPPC - Jülich Plant Phenotyping Center
2007-2012 Member, Steering Committee, European Technology Platform Biofuels
since 2007 Member, Directorate, KoGa - Competence Center for Horticulture
2008-2011 Vice President, EPSO - European Plant Science Organization
since 2009 Spokesman, IPPN - International Plant Phenotyping Network
since 2010 Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Centers
since 2011 Coordinator, Cross-Program Activity Sustainable Bioeconomy, Helmholtz Association
since 2012 Coordinator, EPPN - European Plant Phenotyping Network
since 2012 German Head, LABEX Germany of EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agro Research Organization)
since 2012 Member, Science Advisory Board, German Association for the Support of Private German Plant Breeding
since 2012 Chief Executive Officer, QS Science Fund - Fruits, Vegetables and Potato
since 2012 Member, CEPLAS - Center of Excellence in Plant Sciences
since 2012 Coordinator, DPPN - German Plant Phenotyping Network
since 2013 Senior Official, EU-CELAC - workgroup Bioeconomy in the cooperation process between Latin America and Europe, Government of the Federal Republic of Germany
since 2013 Programme Speaker, Helmholtz Programme Key Technologies for the Bioeconomy
since 2014 Chairman of the European Technology Platform Plants for the Future
since 2016 Coordinator of EMPHASIS - European Infrastructure for multi-scale Plant Phenomics and Simulation for food security in a changing climate

Dr. Dr. h.c. Joachim VON BRAUN

Director, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn; Chairman, German Bioeconomy Council, Berlin

1975-1980 Research Associate, Faculty of Agriculture, Institute of Agricultural Economics, University of Göttingen
1978 Doctoral Degree, Agricultural Economics, University of Göttingen
1979-1980 Visiting Fellow, Institute of National Planning, Cairo
1981-1982 Research Fellow, IFPRI - International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC
1982-1983 Assistant Professor, Institute of Agricultural Economics, University of Göttingen, Germany
1984-1990 Research Fellow, IFPRI - International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC
1990-1993 Director, Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, IFPRI - International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC
1993-1997 Professor, Food Economics, Food Policy, and World Food Issues; and Director, Institute for Food Economics and Consumer Analyses, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Kiel
1997-2002 Director; Chair of Department and Professor, Economics and Technical Change, ZEF - Center for Development Research, University of Bonn
2002-2009 Director General, IFPRI - International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC
since 2009 Director; Chair of Department and Professor, Economics and Technical Change, ZEF - Center for Development Research, University of Bonn

Dr. Jürgen MLYNEK

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH, Berlin

1976-1981 Hauptdiplom Physik, Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Institut für Angewandte Physik, Universität Hannover
1979 Promotion, Dr. rer. nat., Universität Hannover
1982 Post-Doktorand, IBM Research Laboratory, San Jose (USA)
1984 Habilitation, Universität Hannover
1983-1985 Hochschulassistent (C1), Universität Hannover
1985-1986 Heisenberg-Stipendiat der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft
1986-1990 Assistenzprofessor, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zürich
1990-2000 Ordentlicher Professor (C4), Experimentalphysik, Universität Konstanz
1996-2001 Vizepräsident, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
2000-2005 Präsident, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2005-2015 Präsident, Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren
seit 2015 Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH, Berlin
seit 2019 Vorsitzender, Scientific Advisory Board, Europäisches Quantum Flagship

Technology Symposium

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27.08.2015

08:00 - 10:30Technology BrunchSocial
11:00 - 11:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2015Plenary
11:10 - 12:00RTI Policy TalkPlenary
12:00 - 13:30Living with the Machine in the FuturePlenary
14:00 - 15:30Cyber Physical SystemsPlenary
17:45 - 19:15Regional Debate Central Eastern EuropePlenary
19:15 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial
19:15 - 21:30Career LoungeSocial

28.08.2015

07:00 - 08:30BioeconomyPlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
08:50 - 10:15Complexity SciencePlenary
10:15 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: 2015: The End of Energy RevolutionBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Bio-Economy in Action: National Bio-Economy Strategies in ComparisonBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Human Enhancement Technologies: Amplifying or Reducing InequalityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Research Promotion at the Interfaces of Risk, Creativity and MainstreamBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Market Upheavals: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: Entrepreneurship: What Can Science Contribute?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Games of InEqualityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Physical Internet: A Seismic Shift for Logistics and MobilityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Dynamics by Heterogeneity: How Economy and Research Profit from DiversityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Energy Transition: Same Goal – Different WaysBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A Market Breakthrough Ahead?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: A Bright Future? Challenges and Opportunities for LED LightingBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Truth and Reality: The Importance of Models in Economy, Science and PhilosophyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Virtual Learning: InEquality in Education?Breakout
18:00 - 19:30Urban Innovators Challenge – Start Up Your CompanyPartner

29.08.2015

07:00 - 08:30MIT and its Media Lab, Special Guest at this Year’s Technology SymposiumPlenary
08:30 - 09:30InEquality: The New Silk RoadPlenary
09:50 - 11:15Art, Design and Architecture as a Laboratory of Digital ModernityPlenary
11:15 - 11:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology SymposiumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial