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Regions and global competition

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Chairman, Spring Singapore; Special Advisor for Economic Development, Prime Minister's Office; Senior Advisor for Science and Technology, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Singapore
President Emeritus, Jacobs University Bremen Chair
Staatssekretärin, Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, Wien Comment
Upper Austrian State Minister for Economic Affairs and Labour, Linz Comment
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana Comment

Dr. Philip YEO

Chairman, Spring Singapore; Special Advisor for Economic Development, Prime Minister's Office; Senior Advisor for Science and Technology, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Singapore

 Mr. Yeo was the Chairman of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR, formerly the National Science & Technology Board) from February 2001 to March 2007. Mr Yeo was formerly the Chairman of the Economic Development Board from January 1986 to January 2001 and Co-Chairman of the Economic Development Board from February 2001 to January 2006.
 
 He is recognized for his contributions to Singapore's economic development and his pioneering role in the promotion and development of the country's information technology, semiconductor, chemical industries and biomedical sciences.
 
 Mr. Yeo holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Industrial Engineering) degree and a doctorate in Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada, Master of Science (Systems Engineering) from the University of Singapore, and an MBA in Business Administration from Harvard University.

Dr. Joachim TREUSCH

President Emeritus, Jacobs University Bremen

1971 Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Physik in Dortmund
1984-1986 Präsident der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft
seit 1987 Vorstandsmitglied der Kernforschungsanlage Jülich (KFA)
1993-1997 Vorsitzender der Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren
1995-1996 Präsident der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte
1990-2006 Vorsitzender des Vorstands der Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
1999-2003 Vorsitzender des Deutschen Verbandes Technisch-Wissenschaftlicher Vereine
2000-2006 Vorsitzender des Lenkungsausschusses "Wissenschaft im Dialog"
2006-2012 Präsident der Jacobs University Bremen

Christa KRANZL

Staatssekretärin, Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, Wien

1987-2005 Mitglied des Gemeinderates der Marktgemeinde Persenbeug-Gottsdorf
1989-2005 Vizebürgermeisterin der Marktgemeinde Persenbeug-Gottsdorf und aktiv im Gemeindevertreterverband
1991 Gründung eines Tischlereibetriebes mit ihrem Ehemann
seit 1997 Mitglied des Landes-Frauenkomitees der SPÖ Niederösterreich
1999-2007 Mitglied der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung, Landesrätin
  Landesparteivorsitzender-Stellvertreterin der SPÖ Niederösterreich
 Als Landesrätin war Christa Kranzl für Schulen, soziale Verwaltung und Konsumentenschutz in Niederösterreich zuständig.
seit 2007 Staatssekretärin, Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, Wien

Viktor SIGL

Upper Austrian State Minister for Economic Affairs and Labour, Linz

 Einzelkaufmannslehre und Ablegung der Konzessionsprüfung für das Reisebürogewerbe
seit 1979 Gemeinderat in Bad Kreuzen
1985-2006 Bürgermeister von Bad Kreuzen
1990-2000 Oberösterreichischer Landtagsabgeordneter
2000-2003 Präsident der Wirtschaftskammer Oberösterreich
seit 2001 Aufsichtsrat der OÖ. Technologie- und Marketinggesellschaft / aktuell Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender
seit 2003 Landesrat, aktuell zuständig für Wirtschaft, Tourismus, Arbeit, Europa, Sport, Raumordnung, Staatsbürgerschaft und Wahlen

Dr. Jure ZUPAN

Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana

1969 Obtained a Master's degree in chemistry
1972 Awarded a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in quantum chemistry
1975 Appointed senior lecturer at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
1975 Undertook studies at the Organic Chemistry Laboratory in Zurich
1978 Undertook studies at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, USA
1963-1973 Employed at Jozef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana
since 1974 Head of Chemometrics Laboratory at the Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana
since 1988 Full Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
since 2004 Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia

Technology Forum

show timetable

23.08.2007

08:00 - 21:00Presentation of the three Christian Doppler Laboratories concerning allergiesCulture
08:00 - 10:00Technology brunch hosted by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 11:20Welcome addressPlenary
11:20 - 12:00OpeningPlenary
12:00 - 14:00Global warmingPlenary
14:30 - 16:15The frontiers of science [in cooperation with the Institute of Science and Technology Austria]Plenary
18:00 - 19:30Looking insidePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Reception hosted by Alcatel-Lucent AustriaSocial

24.08.2007

07:00 - 12:30Working Group 01: The risk and the new – ‘risk governance’Breakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 02: The changing industrial landscape  challenges, opportunities, strategiesBreakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 03: Climate change and risk governance – the role of research, science and innovationBreakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 05: New initiatives and models of the 7th EU Framework Programme on Research to enhance European competitiveness – European technology platforms from the Austrian and the European points of viewBreakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 05: The end of IT-innovation – the growth opportunity for Europe?Breakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 06: The impact of climate change on mobility – challenges for infrastructure and private transportBreakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 07: Design by nature – nature’s contribution to industrial progressBreakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 08: Smart WellbeingBreakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 09: The five sensesBreakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 10: Technology transfer in European regionsBreakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 11: The phenomenon of Second Life – the creation of a new world?Breakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young peopleBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kidsBreakout
07:30 - 13:30Special event: Bulgaria and Romania as partners in EUropean science and researchBreakout
13:00 - 14:30Regions and global competitionPlenary
14:30 - 16:00The future – dream or realityPlenary
16:30 - 18:00The five sensesPlenary
18:00 - 21:30Reception hosted by the Province of Lower AustriaSocial

25.08.2007

07:00 - 08:00What changed?Plenary
08:00 - 09:00SecurityPlenary
09:30 - 10:00Junior Alpbach and Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach 2007Plenary
10:00 - 11:00Science & technology, entrepreneurship & societyPlenary
11:00 - 11:20A look back and a view aheadPlenary
11:20 - 12:30Reception hosted by Microsoft AustriaSocial