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New ways of innovation

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Professor and Director, The Center for Bits and Atoms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
President, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna
Senior Director, Industrial Affairs, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach

Ph.D. Neil GERSHENFELD

Professor and Director, The Center for Bits and Atoms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

 Prof. Neil Gershenfeld is the Director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms. His unique laboratory is breaking down boundaries between the digital and physical worlds, from creating molecular quantum computers to virtuosic musical instruments. Technology from his lab has been seen and used in settings including New York's Museum of Modern Art and rural Indian villages, the White House and the World Economic Forum, inner-city community centers and automobile safety systems, Las Vegas shows and Sami herds. He has a BA in Physics with High Honors and an honorary Doctor of Science from Swarthmore College, a Ph.D. from Cornell University, was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows, and a member of the research staff at Bell Labs.
 Research advances by Dr. Gershenfeld and his students and colleagues working at the boundary between physical science and computer science include: one of the first complete quantum computations, using nuclear spins in molecules; microfluidic bubble logic, with bits that transport materials as well as information; physical one-way cryptographic functions, implemented by mesoscopic light scattering; noise-locked loops that entrain on codes, which led to analog logic integrated circuits that use continuous device dynamics to solve digital problems; Internet 0 for interdevice internetworking; microslot probes for ultra-small-sample structural studies; integrated 6-axis inertial measurement based on the dynamics of trapped particles; and charge source tomography for electric field imaging.
 He's the originator of the growing global network of field fab labs that provide widespread access to prototype tools for personal fabrication, and directs the Fab Academy, the associated program for distributed research and education in the principles and practices of digital fabrication

Mag. Georg KAPSCH

President, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna

Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Abschluss, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien Marketing Konsumgüter, Kapsch AG Marketing Investitionsgüter, Kapsch AG Vorstandsmitglied, Kapsch AG, (Mitgliedschaft) Mitglied des Vorstandes der Landesgruppe Wien der Industriellenvereinigung Vorsitzender von 1031 - Gruppe der jungen Unternehmer und Führungskräfte - Vereinigung der Österreichischen Industrie Mitglied des IV-Bundesvorstandes Stv. Obmann, Fachverband der Elektro- und Elektronikindustrie CEO Kapsch-Gruppe Obmann, Fachhochschule Technikum Wien Vorstandsvorsitzender, Kapsch TrafficCom AG Vorsitzender, Elektronik-Verband Vizepräsident, Österreichischer Verband für Elektrotechnik Präsident, Landesgruppe Wien der Industriellenvereinigung
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Mag. Dr. h.c. Monika KIRCHER

Senior Director, Industrial Affairs, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach

Managing Director, Regional Department, ÖIE - Austrian Information Service for Development and Growth Policy, Carinthia Freelance Consultant and Lecturer, University of Klagenfurt Vice Mayor, City of Villach Chief Financial Officer, Finance, Research & Development and Human Resources, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach Chief Executive Officer, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach
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Kategorie: all Breakout Plenary Social

26.08.2010

08:00 - 10:30 Technology brunch of Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung Social
11:00 - 11:10 Welcome statement Plenary
11:10 - 11:30 Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2010 Plenary
11:30 - 12:30 Opening speeches Plenary
12:30 - 13:20 Engineering Biomolecules for Basic Science and Biotechnological Applications Plenary
13:40 - 15:10 New ways of innovation Plenary
15:10 - 16:00 Energy independence and the availability of resources Plenary
18:00 - 19:30 Robotics – new technologies for an ageing society Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Evening reception hosted by Forschung Austria Social
19:30 - 21:30 Career Lounge Evening event with a buffet dinner for students, graduate scientists and young professionals, hosted by the organisers of the Alpbach Technology Forum Social

27.08.2010

07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young people Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 09: Why do we need an RTI-strategy and what is the output? Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 06: Tribology – different aspects of friction and wear and tear Breakout
07:00 - 14:00 Special Event: Opportunities and challenges – ERA-Nets as drivers of international cooperation Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kids Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 08: From idea to innovation Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 04: Excellent research through excellent management. The importance of leadership and management in cooperative research Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 01: Electromobility – from vision to reality Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Technology Workshop: Innovative Internet technologies for intelligent, sustainable and integrative growth Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 05: Mechatronics – the silent revolution Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 03: Finally – intelligent, sustainable, sensual! Climate protection: an opportunity for man, communities and the economy Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 02: Innovation for social changes – equal opportunities in a digital era Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 07: Digital vs. real worlds – limitations of computer models? Breakout
14:30 - 15:45 Genomic research and the future of cancer medicine Plenary
16:15 - 17:30 The digital generation Plenary

28.08.2010

07:30 - 08:50 Concept and reality of the Internet Plenary
09:00 - 10:10 Opportunities and risks of key technologies Plenary
10:10 - 11:10 James Bond and what physics has got to do with it Plenary
11:10 - 11:15 Closing statement Plenary
11:15 - 12:00 Snack reception Social