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11: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A Market Breakthrough Ahead?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in deutscher Sprache

Hydrogen and fuel cells show great potential to become key technologies for sustainable mobility and energy supply. Germany promotes hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, stationary applications and the development of hydrogen refueling-stations. Supported by the Juncker investment programme, infrastructure development should be further intensified. Will hydrogen and fuel cell technologies be competitive future solutions, and in which areas can we expect them to be rapidly commercialised? What are the opportunities for Austria?

Managing Director, NOW GmbH - National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology, Berlin
Head, Innovation Management, OMV AG, Vienna
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Fronius International GmbH, Vienna
University Reader & EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow; Head, Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable SynGas Chemistry, University of Cambridge
Head of Innovation Services, Plansee SE, Reutte
Deputy Head, Department G21 "Electromobility", Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Berlin
Head of Department, Sustainable Economic Development, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna Chair
Staff Member, Department Sustainable Economic Development, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna Coordination

Dr.-Ing. Klaus BONHOFF

Managing Director, NOW GmbH - National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology, Berlin

1994 Master in Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen and Research Center Jülich GmbH
1994-1998 PhD in Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen and Research Center Jülich GmbH
1998-2000 Assistant to the Board of Directors, Research Center Jülich GmbH
2000-2001 Program Director, Research Center Jülich GmbH
2001-2003 Manager, Business Development Europe, Ballard Power Systems GmbH, Kirchheim unter Teck-Nabern
2003-2007 Manager, DaimlerChryslerAG, Stuttgart, Germany
2007-2008 Consultant, contracted by the German Government to coordinate the preparation of the German National Innovation Program Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
since 2008 Managing Director (Chair), NOW GmbH National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. M.Sc. MBA Walter BÖHME

Head, Innovation Management, OMV AG, Vienna

  Study of Mechanical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology
  Research and Development on engines, different automotive engine projects (e.g. the impact of fuels composition on emissions of HDV)
  Ph.D. thesis on diesel fuel and emissions of diesel engines, Institute of Internal Combustion, Vienna University of Technology
1985 Assistant, Technical University of Vienna
since 1991 Employee, OMV AG
1996 Technical Marketing Services Fuels and Technical Marketing Services Lubricants, OMV AG
1996-2002 Technical Product Manager Lubricants, responsible for Research and Development of Lubricants, OMV AG
2001-2002 Finance MBA, Danube-University Krems, University of British Columbia
since 2003 Head of Innovation, Innovation Management in Refining and Marketing, responsible for Research and Development - market introduction and new businesses, OMV AG
since 2011 Science and Innovation Manager across the OMV Group

Ing. Klaus FRONIUS

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Fronius International GmbH, Vienna

1965-1970 Technologisches Gewerbemuseum, Wien
1973 Start bei Fronius International GmbH, Pettenbach
seit 1975 Geschäftsführer und Eigentümer, Fronius International GmbH
1994 Mitinitiator zur Gründung der Fachhochschule Wels

Dr. Erwin REISNER

University Reader & EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow; Head, Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable SynGas Chemistry, University of Cambridge

1998-2002 Diploma in Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria
2002-2005 PhD in Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria
2005-2007 Erwin Schrödinger postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2008-2009 College Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at St. John s College, University of Oxford, UK
  Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford, UK
2009-2015 Engineering and Physical Science Research Council Career Acceleration Fellow, University of Cambridge, UK
2010 Habilitation in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria
2010-2015 University Lecturer in Materials, Energy & Sustainability, University of Cambridge, UK
since 2011 Fellow & College Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at St. John's College, University of Cambridge, UK
since 2012 Head of Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable SynGas Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK
since 2015 University Reader in Energy & Sustainability, University of Cambridge, UK

Dr. Lorenz SIGL

Head of Innovation Services, Plansee SE, Reutte

1984-1986 Forschungsassistent, Max-Planck-Institute für Metallforschung, Stuttgart
1986-1987 Forschungsassistent, University of California Santa Barbara
1988-2000 verschiedene Positionen in F&E und Produktion, Elektroschmelzwerk Kempten GmbH
2001-2007 Leiter F&E, Sinterstahl GmbH
seit 2008 Head of Innovation Services, Plansee SE
seit 2012 Honorarprofessor an der TU Dresden

Dr. Anna-Luise STILLE

Deputy Head, Department G21 "Electromobility", Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Berlin

1999 First state examination in Law
2000 Research fellow at the University of Turin, Italy, Common European Principles of Europeian Private Law
2000-2002 Legal Traineeship
2002 Second State examination in Law
2003-2004 Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Berlin), Policy Principles Directorate-General, international environmental cooperation; secretariat of the German Presidency of the Alpine Convention
2005-2006 Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (Austria), Directorate-General for International Environmental Affairs, office of the Austrian Presidency of the Alpine Convention (Convention on the Protection and
 Sustainable Development of the Alps) at the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention
2010 PhD in Law, Humboldt University of Berlin
since 2007 Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Policy Principles Directorate-General, Division for Climate Change, Environmental Protection and Energy Policy

Mag. Jürgen STREITNER

Head of Department, Sustainable Economic Development, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

2009 Master in Business Administration, University of Graz
2010-2011 Trainee, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna
2011-2012 Adviser, Federation of Austrian Industries, Brussels
2012-2014 Head of Climate Change Task Force, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
since 2013 Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Burgenland
since 2014 Head of Department, Sustainable Economic Development & Climate Change Policy, Federal Ministry of
  Science, Research and Economy

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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