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04: Research Promotion at the Interfaces of Risk, Creativity and Mainstream

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Hauptschule
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german language

Austria’s system of research promotion is well established – but is it in good shape for the future? Do we promote the right projects – and do we promote them well? What are the conflicts that arise between societal benefit and risk acceptance for the state? Is our research system able both to foster exceptional innovation, i.e. creative entrepreneurial approaches, and to take the accompanying risk? Or do risk-minimizing and perfectly styled controlling systems force us to only promote the mainstream? Almost to the point of facilitating the so-called ‘free-rider effect’?

Executive Director and Scientific Head, Nexus - Institute for Cooperation Management and Interdisciplinary Research, Berlin
Head, Research Group Technology, Innovation and Policy Consulting, POLICIES - Institute for Economic and Innovation Research, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Graz
Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Member of the Board, Swiss Federal Foundation for Promotion of the National Economy through Scientific Research; Member of the Advisory Board, Impact Hub Zurich
Former Member of the Board, ECB - European Central Bank, Luxembourg; Consultant, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
Vice President, and General Manager, BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG, Gunskirchen
Managing Director, FFG - The Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Vienna
Deputy Director General for Innovation and Telecommunication; Head of Directorate for Innovation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna
Staff Member, Department III/I 2 - Promotion of Research and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

Dr. Hans-Liudger DIENEL

Executive Director and Scientific Head, Nexus - Institute for Cooperation Management and Interdisciplinary Research, Berlin

MA Dipl.-Ing. Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Forschungsinstitut, Deutsches Museum, München Dr.phil. Wissenschaflticher Geschäftsführer, Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft, Technische Universität Berlin Gastprofessor, Technische Universität Wien Geschäftsführer, Nexus Institut für Kooperationsmanagement GmbH
1988
1989
1992-1995
1993
1996-2013
1997
seit 1999

Mag. Michael PLODER

Head, Research Group Technology, Innovation and Policy Consulting, POLICIES - Institute for Economic and Innovation Research, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Graz

Freelancer at JOANNEUM RESEARCH InTeReg Research Fellow, Project Manager (Policy Analysis and Evaluation) at JOANNEUM RESEARCH InTeReg Vice Head of the Research Group Technology, Foresight and Planning of JOANNEUM RESEARCH POLICIES
2000-2001
2001-2010
2010-2013

Dr. sc.nat. Klara SEKANINA

Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Member of the Board, Swiss Federal Foundation for Promotion of the National Economy through Scientific Research; Member of the Advisory Board, Impact Hub Zurich

Dipl. Chem. ETH/Dr. sc. nat. ETH, ETH Zürich - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich Research, Columbia University, New York Visiting Researcher, Knowledge & Technology Transfer, Stockholm University, Stockholm Start-up Team Member; Head of Production, and Member, Management Board, Polyphor AG, Allschwil Head Life Sciences, Business and Economic Development, Canton of Zurich Founding Member and Official Representative of the Canton of Zurich, Non-Profit Organisation World Cities Alliance Founding Member and President, biotop Life Science Incubator / Bio Technopark EMBA - Executive MBA, University of Zurich / Stanford University Strategic Advisor, Zurich Orient Foundation, Head Strategic Planning and Member, Management Board, ETH Zürich - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
1985-1994
1995-1997
1997-1997
1998-2000
2000-2004
2002-2004
2003-2004
2003-2005
2004-2005
2006-2009

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

Thomas UHR

Vice President, and General Manager, BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG, Gunskirchen

Manager Process Development, Beam-Technology, Mercedes-Benz AG; Stuttgart Germany Manufacturing and Manager Process Development, Ballard Power, Burnaby, Canada Senior Manager Production Conrod, Crankshafts & High-Pressure Tubing, Daimler Chrysler AG, Plant Untertürkheim Germany General Manager and Head of Strategic Engine Project A9 (Mitsubishi/Daimler JV), MDC Power GmbH, Kölleda, Germany Director Production and Technology Forming and Casting, Daimler AG, Plant Untertürkheim, Germany Head of Plant, Daimler AG, Berlin Germany Director Prototyping and Testing R&D, Daimler AG, Stuttgart Germany
1994
1998
2000
2001
2003
2007
2011

Dr. Klaus PSEINER

Managing Director, FFG - The Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Vienna

Studium der Biologie an der Universität Wien, Fachrichtung Ökologie Universität für Bodenkultur Wien Dornier GmbH, Deutschland ORS, Österreichische Raumfahrt- und Systemtechnik GmbH ESA/ESTEC, Systems Technology Department Geschäftsführer, Austrian Space Agency - Österreichische Gesellschaft für Weltraumfragen GmbH
1976-1983
1981-1983
1984
1985-1989
1989-1998
1998-2004

Mag. Ingolf SCHÄDLER

Deputy Director General for Innovation and Telecommunication; Head of Directorate for Innovation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

Studienabschluss, Volkswirtschaft, Universität Wien Studium, Internationale Politik, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins Universität, Bologna Forschungsassistent, Wiener Institut für Entwicklungsfragen, Wien Eintritt in den öffentlichen Dienst, Referent, Bundeskanzleramt, Wien Leiter, Abteilung für Technologiepolitik und -programme, Bundesministerium für öffentliche Wirtschaft und Verkehr, Wien Leiter, Bereich Innovation; stellvertretender Sektionsleiter, Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, Wien
1978
1978-1979
1979-1980
1981
1993
2003

Dr. Mario STEYER

Staff Member, Department III/I 2 - Promotion of Research and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

Lector and Tutor, Vienna University of Economics and Business Assistant, Department Chair Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
2007-2011
2008-2010

Technology Symposium

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27.08.2015

08:00 - 10:30 Technology Brunch Social
11:00 - 11:10 Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2015 Plenary
11:10 - 12:00 RTI Policy Talk Plenary
12:00 - 13:30 Living with the Machine in the Future Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 Cyber Physical Systems Plenary
17:45 - 19:15 Regional Debate Central Eastern Europe Plenary
19:15 - 21:30 Career Lounge Social
19:15 - 21:30 Evening Reception Social

28.08.2015

07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People Breakout
07:00 - 08:30 Bioeconomy Plenary
08:50 - 10:15 Complexity Science Plenary
10:15 - 11:00 Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout Session Social
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 11: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A Market Breakthrough Ahead? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 03: Human Enhancement Technologies: Amplifying or Reducing Inequality Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 14: Virtual Learning: InEquality in Education? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 02: Bio-Economy in Action: National Bio-Economy Strategies in Comparison Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 01: 2015: The End of Energy Revolution Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 06: Entrepreneurship: What Can Science Contribute? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 07: Games of InEquality Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 13: Truth and Reality: The Importance of Models in Economy, Science and Philosophy Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: Energy Transition: Same Goal – Different Ways Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 09: Dynamics by Heterogeneity: How Economy and Research Profit from Diversity Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 08: Physical Internet: A Seismic Shift for Logistics and Mobility Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 05: Market Upheavals: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 12: A Bright Future? Challenges and Opportunities for LED Lighting Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 04: Research Promotion at the Interfaces of Risk, Creativity and Mainstream Breakout
18:00 - 19:30 Urban Innovators Challenge – Start Up Your Company Partner

29.08.2015

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