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01: 2015: The End of Energy Revolution

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When talking about “alternative energy”, we always think about the future; the more we talk , the longer it will take to be put into practice. From a technological point of view, however, we are already in the thick of it: industrial and energy producing corporations are nearing their maximum efficiency levels. Only by linking individual disciplines and by recognising that global conditions differ greatly can regional or national laws on energy and climate policy be usefully and specifically assessed.

Professor of Nonferrous Metallurgy and Head, Institute of Nonferrous Metallurgy, University of Leoben
Environmental Economist, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
Spokesman of the Board, SMS Elotherm GmbH, Remscheid
Associate Expert, Migration, Environment and Climate Change, IOM - International Organization for Migration, Geneva
Co-President, Club of Rome, Emmendingen
Research Fellow, Chair of Resource Strategy, Departement of Physics, Augsburg University, Augsburg
Professor and Head, Department of Environmental and Energy Process Engineering, University of Leoben Chair
Ph.D. Student, Chair of Thermal Processing Technology, Montanuniversität Leoben Coordination

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. Helmut ANTREKOWITSCH

Professor of Nonferrous Metallurgy and Head, Institute of Nonferrous Metallurgy, University of Leoben

1987-1989 Military Service
1988-1989 Process engineer, Alusuisse, Salzburger Aluminium GmbH, Lend
1989-1994 Master's Degree Programme, Metallurgy, University of Leoben
1994 Graduation M.Sc. / Dipl.-Ing.
1995-1999 Research Assistant, Institute of Nonferrous Metallurgy, University of Leoben
1998 Dissertation (Dr. mont.), University of Leoben
1998-2002 Research Assistant and Self-Employed in the fields of nonferrous metallurgy and materials science
2002-2009 Head, Christian Doppler Laboratory for Secondary Metallurgy of Nonferrous Metals
2003 "venia docendi" (Priv.-Doz.), field: Nonferrous Metallurgy
since 2004 Head, Institute of Nonferrous Metallurgy, University of Leoben
since 2010 Professor, Nonferrous Metallurgy, University of Leoben

Mag. Dr. Angela KÖPPL

Environmental Economist, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

1985-1987 Scholar, Institute for Advanced Studies
1991 Doctor's Degree, Economics, University of Vienna
since 1992 Economist, Environmental Economics, Austrian Institute of Economic Research
1996- 2006 Deputy Director, Research Area Co-Ordination, Austrian Institute of Economic Research
2002 Visiting Scholar, MIT Centre for Energy & Environmental Policy Research and MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

Dr. Johann RINNHOFER

Spokesman of the Board, SMS Elotherm GmbH, Remscheid

1989-1992 Veitscher Magnesitwerke AG, Vienna
1993-1997 Chief Executive Officer, Voest Alpine Mining & Tunnelling Australia Pty.Ltd., Sydney
1998-2006 Chief Executive Officer, MAERZ-Gautschi Industrieofenanlagen GmbH, Düsseldorf
2002-2006 Chief Operating Officer, Hochtemperatur Engineering GmbH, Wiesbaden
2006-2008 Chief Executive Officer, Austrian Research Centers GmbH, Vienna
2008-2012 Chief Executive Officer, Otto Junker GmbH, Simmerath

M.Sc. Mariam TRAORE CHAZALNOEL

Associate Expert, Migration, Environment and Climate Change, IOM - International Organization for Migration, Geneva

2011-2012 Project Assistant, GFMD - Global Forum on Migration and Development, International Organization for Migration, Geneva
2012-2013 Programme Co-ordinator and Project Development Officer, International Organization for Migration, Bamako
since 2013 Associate Expert, Migration, Environment and Climate Change, International Organization for Migration, Geneva

Dr. Ernst Ulrich VON WEIZSÄCKER

Co-President, Club of Rome, Emmendingen

 Earlier stations: Professor of Biology, University President, Director, UN Centre for Science and Technology for Development, New York, Director, Institute for European Environmental Policy, President, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy. 1998-2005 MP, Germany, Chair of the Bundestag Environment Committee. 2006-08 Dean, Bren School for Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara, California.

Dr. Volker ZEPF

Research Fellow, Chair of Resource Strategy, Departement of Physics, Augsburg University, Augsburg

2008 Master Thesis, Human Geography and Geoinformatics
since 2009 Scientist, Chair of Resource Strategy, Institute of Physics, University of Augsburg
2012 PhD, Chairs of Human Geography and Resource Strategy, University of Augsburg
2012 Coordinator Graduate School, University of Augsburg

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Harald RAUPENSTRAUCH

Professor and Head, Department of Environmental and Energy Process Engineering, University of Leoben

1997 Habilitation, Graz University of Technology
1997 Guest Lecturer, Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg
1998 Visiting Professor, The Queen's University of Belfast
1999-2006 Associate Professor, Graz University of Technology
2000 Visiting Professor, Rutgers University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
2002 Visiting Professor, Delft University of Technology
2002-2006 Visiting Professor, University of Leoben
2004 Visiting Professor, Rutgers University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
since 2007 Full Professor and Head of Chair, Thermal Processing Technology, University of Leoben

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