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02: Bio-Economy in Action: National Bio-Economy Strategies in Comparison

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

The aim is to compare the different national Bioeconomy approaches (Finland, Germany, Italy, India, USA) and to derive viable trajectories for an Austrian Bioeconomy Strategy. Currently, Austria concentrates its activities in the field of research, technology and innovation; further steps certainly remain to be taken for strong political support and social acceptance. Those shall be discussed with international experts and decision-makers lifting the Austrian process to the next level.

Rector, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences; President, BIOS Science Austria, Vienna
Principal Scientist and Program Manager, Bioeconomy Transformation Program, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Biosciences Principal Deputy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Secretary General, ICABR - International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research; Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome
Professor and Head, Plant Sciences, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich; Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Center, Jülich
Professor of Forest and Environmental Policy, Department of Forest Sciences, University of Freiburg Chair
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Comment
Professor, Institute of Forest Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna; General Manager, OeAD - Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research; President, Austrian Association for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Vienna Chair
Economic Policy Advisor, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna Coordination

DI Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Martin H. GERZABEK

Rector, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences; President, BIOS Science Austria, Vienna

1980-1985 Studies, Agriculture, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
1984 Scientific Staff Member, Austrian Research Centers (now: AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology), Vienna
1987 Promotion, Dr. rer.nat techn.
1993 Habilitation, Soil Science
1997-2003 Head, Department of Environmental Research, AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna
since 2001 Full Professor, Environmental Toxicology and Isotopic Methods, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
2003-2010 Vice-Rector for Research, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
since 2009 Rector, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

Dr. Jussi MANNINEN

Principal Scientist and Program Manager, Bioeconomy Transformation Program, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

1999-2006 Various research and managerial positions at VTT
2006-2009 Technology manager for Process Chemistry at VTT
2009-2001 Project manager for ERP-projects for the VTT Group
2011-2014 Programme Manager for a national Efficient Energy Use research programme
2013-2014 Programme Manager for Bioeconomy Transformation reseach programme at VTT and secretary for the Finnish
  Bioeconomy Strategy preparation
2014-2015 Development Manager for implementation of the Finnish Bioeconomy strategy , Ministry of Employment and the Economy

Ph.D. Mary E. MAXON

Biosciences Principal Deputy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

2001-2004 Associate Director & Anti-Infective Program Leader Cytkinetics, Inc.
2004-2006 Deputy Vice Chair California Institute for Regenerative Medinice
2007-2009 Marine Microbiology Initiative Lead, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
2009-2012 Assistant Director for Biological Research, Executive Office of the President of the United States
since 2012 Biosciences Principal Deputy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Ph.D. Sara SAVASTANO

Secretary General, ICABR - International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research; Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome

1992-1998 Programme Project Manager, International Centre for Economic and Financial Studies, Orbiter International S.r.l.
1997 B.A., Economics, Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Rome
2001-2005 Consultant, Development Economic Research Group, World Bank, Washington DC
2003 PhD, Economics, Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Rome
2005-2008 Economist, Evaluation Unit of Public Investment, Department for Development Policies, Italian Ministry of Development, Rome
2005 Agriculture Economist, Commodity and Trade Division, FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome
 Assistant Professor, Economics, Department of Economics, Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Rome
 Secretary General, ICABR - International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research
 Board Member, CEIS - Centre for Economics and International Studies, Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Rome

Dr. Ulrich SCHURR

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

1982-1988 Studies Biology, University Bayreuth
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
German Head, LABEX Germany of EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agro Research Organization)
Member, Science Advisory Board, German Association for the Support of Private German Plant Breeding
Chief Executive Officer, QS Science Fund - Fruits, Vegetables and Potato
Member, CEPLAS - Center of Excellence in Plant Sciences
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
Programme Speaker, Helmholtz Programme Key Technologies for the Bioeconomy
2014-2018 Chairman of the European Technology Platform Plants for the Future
since 2015 Chairman of the International Plant Phenotyping Network (IPPN)
since 2016 Chairman of the ESFRI-project EMPHASIS: European Plant Phenotyping Infrastructure
since 2019 Member of the Excellence Cluster CEPLAS (Plant Sciences) and member of the steering committee
Member of the Excellence Cluster PhenoRob (Robotics for Phenotyping and Digital Agriculture) and member of the board of PhenoRob

Dr. Daniela KLEINSCHMIT

Professor of Forest and Environmental Policy, Department of Forest Sciences, University of Freiburg

1993-1998 Studied Forestry Sciences and Social Sciences at the University of Göttingen
1998-2003 Doctoral Thesis in the area of Forest Policy (Contribution of the media to political success)
2003 Post-doc at the University of Hamburg on Agricultural Policy
2004-2008 Head of research group on international forest discourses at the University of Göttingen
2008 Researcher in agricultural policy at the University of Göttingen
2008-2010 Assistant Professor on Forest Policy at the Swedish University of Agriculture (SLU) in Uppsala
2010-2014 Associate Professor on Forest Policy at SLU

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1973-1979 Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1978 Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1979-1984 Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1985-1989 Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1989-1994 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
1995-2004 European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels
2005-2011 Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna
2005-2015 Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels
2014-2015 Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015
since 2012 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
since 2016 President, Board of Trustees to the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

Dr. Dr. h.c. Hubert DÜRRSTEIN

Professor, Institute of Forest Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna; General Manager, OeAD - Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research; President, Austrian Association for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Vienna

1981-1989 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent am Lehrstuhl für forstliche Arbeitswissenschaft und Verfahrenstechnik an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
1989-1999 Leitender Mitarbeiter und Mitinhaber (ab 1993) im Beratungsbüro DENDRON AG für Forstwesen und Raumplanung, Muntelier, Schweiz
seit 1999 Ordinarius für Forstliches Ingenieurwesen und Waldarbeit an der Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
1999-2001 Vorstand des Instituts für alpine Naturgefahren und forstliches Ingenieurwesen der Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
2000-2001 Vorsitzender des Fachsenats Wald- und Holzwissenschaften
2001-2003 Vizerektor für Ressourcen, Universität für Bodenkultur; Stellvertreter des Rektors nach UOG 1993
2003-2007 Rektor der Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
seit 2009 Geschäftsführer der OeAD-GmbH - Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education & Research

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