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10: Energy Transition: Same Goal – Different Ways

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

The debates about how to transform energy systems are being waged worldwide. Austria is positioning itself as a pioneer of an innovation-driven energy transition and excels at integrated systems solutions. However, which other factors and aspects play a role – and what pathways are other nations taking to reach the same goal? International experts will demonstrate different pathways for a successful energy transition and discuss them with the participants. We will interactively produce a possible pattern for a successful energy transition in Austria by 2050.

Deputy Head, Department of Energy and Environmental Technologies, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna Introduction
Head, Energy Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Wien
Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Seokyeong University; Council Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Seoul
Policy Officer, Climate Alliance Brussels Office
Senior Associate, European Energy Cooperation, Agora Energiewende, Berlin
President (CEO), SINTEF Group, Trondheim
Editor, Die Presse, Vienna Chair
Managing Director, Climate and Energy Fund, Vienna Chair
Public Relations Manager, Climate and Energy Fund, Vienna Coordination

DI Theodor ZILLNER

Deputy Head, Department of Energy and Environmental Technologies, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

 Degree in mechanical and process engineering at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria
 Austrian Expert in the Societal Challenge "Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy" of H2020
 Austrian Expert in the International Energy Agency on the themes "Bioenergy", "Windenergy" and "GreenHouse Gases"
 Programme manager of the Austrian programme "City of the Future"

Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. M.Sc. Brigitte BACH

Head, Energy Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Wien

1983-1992 Technical Physics (DI, Dr.), Technical University Vienna
1984-1988 Astronomy (Mag.), University of Vienna
1988-1990 University assistant at the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Technical University of Vienna
1991-1992 Scholarship for research projects at the Universities Stuttgart and Tübingen (Germany), Phd research in
  Tübingen and Vienna in Nuclear Astrophysics
1992-1994 Chamber of Commerce Austria, BIT - Bureau for International Research and Technology Cooperation
  and EUREKA Secretariat
1994-1995 ASA - Abfall Service Austria
1995-1996 CEO of the Austrian Ecology Institute
1996-1999 CEO of a small Consulting Company
1999-2003 Research and business development in the Business Unit Renewable Energy, AIT
2002-2004 M.Sc. Communication and Management Development, Danube-University Krems
2004 Deputy Head of Business Unit Renewable Energy, AIT
2005-2008 Head of Business Unit Sustainable Energy Systems, AIT
since 2009 Head of Center for Energy, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Dr. Ing. Gi-Eun KIM

Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Seokyeong University; Council Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Seoul

 Tutor in Microbiology, Institut für Gärungsgewerbe, TU Berlin
 Stipendiatin der Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der TU Berlin
 Mitglied vom RFTE (Rat für Forschung und Technologieentwicklung), Österreich
 Professor in Dept. Biotechnology, Seokyeong University, Seoul

M.A. Lea KLEINENKUHNEN

Policy Officer, Climate Alliance Brussels Office

2011-2012 University of Melbourne
2012 BA Sciences Po Paris
2014 MA Urban and Territorial Strategies Sciences Po Paris
  Energy Cities, Brussels
2014-2015 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Beijing
since 2015 Policy Officer, Climate Alliance Brussels Office

Dr. Christian REDL

Senior Associate, European Energy Cooperation, Agora Energiewende, Berlin

2005-2011 Research associate at Vienna University of Technology dealing with energy scenarios and decarbonisation roadmaps
2012-2013 Consultant at KEMA focusing on Electricity Market Design, Power System Planning and Renewables Integration
since 2014 Part of European Energy Cooperation team of the German think-tank Agora Energiewende with focus on regional power market design and options for cross-border cooperation in order to reap cooperation benefits of energy transition targets

Unni Merete STEINSMO

President (CEO), SINTEF Group, Trondheim

1978 Masters degree in Physical Chemistry
1987 Ph.D Materials Technology
1996 Adjunct professor in Corrosion and Corrosion protection
1997 Executive Vice president SINTEF Materials Technology
since 2004 President CEO SINTEF

Mag., LL.M. Anna-Maria WALLNER

Editor, Die Presse, Vienna

2000-2004 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Wien
2002-2006 Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Saxinger, Chalupsky und Partner, heute: Weber & Co
2004-2005 Österreichische Volksanwaltschaft
2005-2006 Gerichtsjahr (Bezirksgericht für Handelssachen, Straflandesgericht Wien und Handelsgericht Wien)
2006 Lehrredaktion "Die Presse". Ressorts: Chronik, Feuilleton, Wirtschaft
  Europäisches Forum Alpbach, Redakteurin bei den "Alpbach News"
2008 Leitung der Lehrredaktion, Innsbrucker Straßenzeitung "20er"
2009-2010 Master of Laws in Informationsrecht und Rechtsinformation, Universität Wien
seit 2006 Redakteurin Tageszeitung "Die Presse"

DI Theresia VOGEL

Managing Director, Climate and Energy Fund, Vienna

1998-2003 Selbständige wissenschaftliche Projekte, FTEI - Fakultätentag für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik e.V.
2001-2005 Leiterin des Wissenschaftsbereichs Umwelttechnik und Qualitätsmanagement, Lektorin, Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt, Campus Wieselburg
2005-2010 Bereichsleiterin Strukturprogramme und Programmleiterin "Nachhaltig Wirtschaften", Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft
seit 2010 Geschäftsführerin, Klima- und Energiefonds
 laufend diverse Vorträge an Universitäten und Fachhochschulen

Mag. Katja HOYER

Public Relations Manager, Climate and Energy Fund, Vienna

1993-2001 Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
2001-2004 Ecker&Partner, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Lobbying GmbH
2004-2010 Niederösterreich Werbung GmbH
since 2010 Klima- und Energiefonds der österreichischen Bundesregierung

Technology Symposium

show timetable

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