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09: Dynamics by Heterogeneity: How Economy and Research Profit from Diversity

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Technology locations with strategic orientation and tailored promotion systems show higher profitability. The key to success is based on the exchange of know-how between different research groups and economic institutions. Interdisciplinary cooperation increases the potential for innovation and creates new ways of thinking. What are the necessary steps for research and development to recognize market necessities and what forms of communication are indispensable to promote better cooperation of potential innovation drivers?

Member of the Provincial Government of Lower Austria for Economic Affairs, Tourism, Technology and Sports, St. Pölten Introduction
Head of Research and Development Paper, Mondi International; Head of Product & Process Development, Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper
Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, Medical University of Vienna; Member of the Steering Committee, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Chief Economist, Federation of Austrian Industries; Head, Economica - Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
Managing Director, Forster Verkehrs- und Werbetechnik GmbH, Waidhofen an der Ybbs
Professor of Applied Biochemistry and Vice-Rector for Research, Danube University Krems
Managing Director, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development, Vienna Chair
Head of Department, Company and Technology, ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten Coordination

Dr.in Petra BOHUSLAV

Member of the Provincial Government of Lower Austria for Economic Affairs, Tourism, Technology and Sports, St. Pölten

1991-1994 Marketing manager, Railtours Austria
1995 Head of Marketing and Sales Department, Rogner-Thermen Blumau, Stegersbach
1996-2001 Chief Executive Officer, Archäologiepark Carnuntum Ltd.
2001-2004 Chief Executive Officer, Congress Casino Baden
2004-2008 Minister for Labour, Social Affairs, Sports, Culture, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten
2008-2009 Minister for Youth, Education and Sports, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten
since 2009 Minister for Economic Affairs, Tourism, Technology and Sports, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

DI Leo ARPA

Head of Research and Development Paper, Mondi International; Head of Product & Process Development, Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper

 Pulp & Paper Technology at Graz University of Technology
 Junior Researcher at Mondi Frantschach GmbH
 Production Engineer Deinking at UPM Steyrermühl
 Technologist at M. Kaindl KG
 Senior Researcher at Mondi Frantschach GmbH
 Head of Laboratory Mondi Frantschach GmbH
 Application and Food Safety
 Development of Mondi's R&D Centres for Kraft Paper, Bag
 MBA at Instituto de Empresa, Madrid
 Head of R&D Uncoated Fine & Kraft Paper
 Head of R&D Paper, Mondi Europe & International

DI Dr. Michaela FRITZ

Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, Medical University of Vienna; Member of the Steering Committee, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1994-1995 Diploma thesis, Washington Research Centre, W. R. Grace, Columbia, Maryland, MD
1995-1998 Research assistant; Teaching assistant, Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, ETH Zurich
1996-2000 Ph.D. studies, Department of Materials Science, ETH Zurich
2000-2001 Ph.D. scientist, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA
2001-2004 Business development, Bioscience, Infineon Technologies AG, Munich
2005-2010 Head, LISA - Life Sciences Austria, Technology & Innovation, Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH, Vienna
2006-2010 Managing Director, LISA VR, Life Science Austria Vienna Region, Vienna
2010-2015 Head, Department Health and Environment, AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna
2012-2016 President, AAL Austria, Vienna
since 2015 Vice-Rector, Research and Innovation, Medical University Vienna
since 2015 Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Joanneum Research, Vienna
since 2018 Vice President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Dr. Christian HELMENSTEIN

Chief Economist, Federation of Austrian Industries; Head, Economica - Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

1996 Promotion (Dr. rer. oec.), Ruhr-Universität Bochum
1992-1996 Vertragsassistent für Mathematik und Computerverfahren sowie für Ökonomie, Institut für Höhere Studien, Wien
1997-1999 Abteilungsleiter für Finanzwirtschaft, Institut für Höhere Studien, Wien
1999-2004 Abteilungsleiter für Finanzwirtschaft und Ökonomie, Institut für Höhere Studien, Wien
1998-2004 Gründungsvorstand für Finanzen im IHS Burgenland und im IHS Kärnten
2009-2013 Stv. Vorsitzender des BusinessEurope EcoFin-Committees
  Mitglied des Aufsichtsrates der Österreichischen Bundesfinanzierungsagentur
seit 2001 Leiter des Cognion Forschungsverbundes, Wien
seit 2004 Chefökonom der österreichischen Industriellenvereinigung
seit 2013 Vorsitzender der BusinessEurope Regional Policy Working Group
seit 2015 Vorsitzender des Wirtschaftspolitischen Beirats Kärnten

Ing. Mag. Raimund HÜTTENBRENNER

Managing Director, Forster Verkehrs- und Werbetechnik GmbH, Waidhofen an der Ybbs

1989-1994 Studium der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Controlling u. Fertigungswirtschaft), Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
1994-1995 Assistent Geschäftsleitung Fa. Forster
1995-2003 Prokurist - kaufmmännische Leitung der operativen Forstergruppe
2000-2008 Vorstandsmitglied der Forster AG
seit 2003 Geschäftsführer von Forster Verkehrs- und Werbetechnik GmbH und Forster Industrietechnik GmbH
seit 2008 Geschäftsführer von Forster Metallbau GmbH

Dr. Viktoria WEBER

Professor of Applied Biochemistry and Vice-Rector for Research, Danube University Krems

1992 FEBS training on glycoconjugates, Lille, France
1993 Dr. rer. nat. techn.
1991-1994 Research fellow, Institute for Chemistry, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1995-1998 Research fellow, Institute for Tumor Biology and Cancer Research, Medical University of Vienna
since 1999 Group Leader, Center for Biomedical Technology, Danube University Krems
2008 Habilitation (venia docendi) for Biochemistry, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
2010 Professor in Biochemistry, Danube University Krems
since 2010 Lecturer, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (Biotechnology)
since 2010 Vice-Rector for Research, Danube University Krems
since 2013 Head, Christian Doppler Laboratory for Innovative Therapy Approaches in Sepsis
since 2014 Head, Working Group Education, Europaean Society for Artificial Organs (ESAO)
since 2015 Lecturer, PhD-program Regenerative Medicine, Danube University Krems
since 2015 Chair, Center for Biomedical Technology, Danube University Krems

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. MBA Ludovit GARZIK

Managing Director, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development, Vienna

1996-1999 Technical Project Manager, Civil Engineering Office Vienna
1999-2000 Head of Customer Relations Management (CRM), dGPS DatenverbreitungsgesmbH
2000 Postgraduate Technical Business, DWT, Postgraduate Studies at the Technical University of Vienna
2000-2004 Head of GALILEO Contact Point Austria / Satellite Navigation, Austrian Space Agency
2000-2005 Delegate to Boards: GALILEO Supervisory Board, European Commission (EC); Permanent Expert Space, AeroSpace,
  6th Framework Programme; GALILEO Security Board, European Commission (EC); Programme Board Navigation,
  European Space Agency (ESA); ESA Security Commity, European Space Agency (ESA)
2001 Master of Business Administration (General Management), Postgraduate Studies at the Danube University Krems
2002 Dr. (Marketing), Vienna University for Economics and Business Administration
2004-2005 Staff Unit for the Managing Board, Austrian Research Promotion Agency
since 2005 Managing Director, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development

Dipl.-Ing. Claus ZEPPELZAUER

Head of Department, Company and Technology, ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

 Studium der Lebensmittel- und Biotechnologie, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
2000-2001 Senior Consultant, Czipin & Proudfoot, früher Czipin & Partner, Internationale Produktivitätsberatung
2001-2003 Leiter, Abteilung Research & Development, Melbrosin International GmbH & Co KG
2003-2004 Gründer und Inhaber, Life Science Project Management, Unternehmensberatung für externe Projektleitung von interdisziplinären F&E - Projekten
seit 2004 Technopolemanager, Tulln, ecoplus. Niederösterreichs Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH
seit 2006 Geschäftsfeldleiter, Technopole, ecoplus. Niederösterreichs Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH
seit 2007 Bereichsleiter, Unternehmen & Technologie, ecoplus. Niederösterreichs Wirtschaftsagentur
  Verantwortlich für die Geschäftsfelder Cluster Niederösterreich, Internationalisierung und Technopole

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