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New dimensions of innovation

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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German and English language
Privatdozent an der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Dortmund, Koordinator eines internationalen Forschungsverbunds über Perspektiven von nichtforschungsintensiven Industrien in der "wissensbasierten Ökonomie" (Pilotprojekt), Mitglied im Vorstand der Sektion Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)
Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin der GAT Formulation GmbH
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, cbased, Vienna
Chair, Research, Technology and Innovation Group, UNICE
Rector Magnificus, University of Maastricht
Member of the Management Board, Flughafen Wien AG, Vienna

Dr. Gerd BENDER

Privatdozent an der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Dortmund, Koordinator eines internationalen Forschungsverbunds über Perspektiven von nichtforschungsintensiven Industrien in der "wissensbasierten Ökonomie" (Pilotprojekt), Mitglied im Vorstand der Sektion Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)

 Studium der Soziologie in Frankfurt
 Promotion zum Dr. rer.pol. an der Universität Osnabrück
 Habilitation an der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Dortmund
 Lehr- und Forschungstätigkeit u. a. an der Universität Frankfurt, dem Institut für Sozialforschung Frankfurt, der VDI-VDE Technologiezentrum Innovationstechnik GmbH, der TU Wien und der Universität Dortmund

Dr. Barbara GIMENO

Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin der GAT Formulation GmbH

 Studium der Pharmazie und Pharmakognosie in Wien
 Dissertation zur industriellen Herstellung von pflanzlichen Inhaltsstoffen an der Universität Sao Paulo, Brasilien
 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin von Boehringer Ingelheim in Deutschland
 F&E Manager für landwirtschaftliche Produkte, Stauffer Chemical, USA
 Business Unit Manager Schering Plough Corp., Austria
 Gründungspartner GAT Formulation

Dr. Hannes LEO

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, cbased, Vienna

Ph.D., Business Economics and Economics of Trade, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Researcher, Deputy Director, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, WIFO, Vienna Director, IZA - Institute for the Study of Labour, Bonn Director, leoon Consulting, Vienna / Brussels
1992
1990-2007
2008
2008-2012

Dr. Horst SOBOLL

Chair, Research, Technology and Innovation Group, UNICE

was awarded a doctorate held various management positions at the CONTROL DATA Corporation in he joined Daimler Chrysler Research as an Project Manager of Information and he was named Director of Technology Policy Director Research Policy and Communications, retired 12/05
  studied physics at the University of Gießen in Germany
1973
  Frankfurt and Hamburg
1973-1989
  Communication Technology
1989-1995
1995-2002
2002-2005

Dr. Luc SOETE

Rector Magnificus, University of Maastricht

Dr. Soete was co-ordinator for the OECD's Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, the G-7 project "Technology, Productivity and Job Creation", submitted to the G-7 Jobs Summit in Lille, April 1996. Luc Soete chaired the High Level Expert Group on the "Social and Societal Aspects of the Information Society" for the European Commission. This group was set up in May 1995 to look into the social and societal aspects of the Information Society, and is seen as an integral part of the European Commission's Action Plan on the Information Society. An interim report "Building the European Information Society for Us All" was released in January 1996. Luc Soete became joint Director of the United Nations University Institute for New Technologies (UNU-INTECH) and the Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT). He is Professor of International Economics (on leave) at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Maastricht.
 He completed his first degrees in economics (1972, summa cum laude) and development economics (1973, summa cum laude) at the University of Gent, Belgium, before obtaining his DPhil in economics at the University of Sussex (1978).
 Before coming to Maastricht in 1986, Luc Soete worked at the Department of Economics of UFSIA, University of Antwerp (1973-79), the Institute of Development Studies (1979-84) and the Science Policy Research Unit (1980-86) at the University of Sussex, England. He was also Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Stanford University (1984-85).
 In 1988 he became director of MERIT, a medium sized research institute with a good international reputation in the area of innovation studies and the socio-economic analysis of technological change.
 In 1999 he became director of a new interdisciplinary undertaking: the International Institute of Infonomics. The new institute groups currently some 70 researchers from different disciplines all focusing on various aspects of the digitisation of society.
 His research interests include both the theoretical and empirical study of technological change and innovation, with a particular emphasis on new information and communication technologies, on growth, employment and international trade and investment.
1995
1995-1997
2005

Dr. Günther OFNER

Member of the Management Board, Flughafen Wien AG, Vienna

Head of Training, Assistant to the Chairman of the Management Board, Österreichische Volksfürsorge Jupiter Versicherungs-AG Managing Director, Friedrich Funder Instituts für Journalistenausbildung und Medienforschung Deputy Director, Politische Akademie Member of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer, BEWAG - Burgenländische Elektrizitätswirtschafts AG Chairman of the Management Board, UTA Telekom AG Member of the Management Board, Burgenland Holding AG Chief Executive Officer, Head of M&A EVN AG, EVN Mazedonien/Albanien Member of the Management Board, Flughafen Wien AG
 University of Vienna, Doctor of Laws
1981-1984
1981-1992
1992-1994
1994-2004
2004-2005
2005-2011
2005-2011
since 2011

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