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Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids

Breakout / Working Group
german language

The children’s programme of the Alpbach Technology Forum invites girls and boys aged seven to twelve years to solve the questions of “How?” and “Why?” in science and technology in an entertaining way. They get a chance to experience research hands-on and ask questions freely, thus gaining access to scientific themes in an enticing, surprising and above all comprehensible way. These are experiences that stimulate children to think and explore further and will also be passed on to a broader audience together with the radio programme “OE1 Children’s University”.

Children’s lecture and workshop, in cooperation with “Young University” Innsbruck
Deglaciation and hot air – what does climate change do to our Alps?
Like detectives we are going to track down the climate of the Alps during the past 10,000 years. Has it been as warm as now before – or even warmer? And if yes, why is this so? We know that there were times when it was much colder than today, proven by “Ötzi”, who had been trapped in the ice for more than 5,000 years. But when was it particularly cold and why? Climate has always been changing, because it depends on insolation, rain and the amount of greenhouse gases. Today you can observe climate change for yourself. Glaciers are melting, new lakes appear, and plants and animals that like it cool disappear or move farther up. What can we do ourselves to reduce warming? We will show you how to read in nature’s history book and what this all may mean to us.

Participants: Only children of participants of the Technology Forum aged 7 to 12 years or children from the village of Alpbach with special invitations may be registered for this special programme.
Please note: limited number of participants, registration necessary!

Organization: Martin Bernhofer, OE1 Science Department

Information and registration:
Claudia Klement
Telephone +43 (50) 550-2045


Head of Radio Broadcasting, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Introduction
Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture, Vienna Introduction
President, Austrian Research Council; Professor emeritus, University of Innsbruck; Member of the Austrian Parliament, Vienna Introduction
Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck
Vice Rector for Teaching and Students, Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck
OE1 Science Department, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Coordination

Mag. Karl AMON

Head of Radio Broadcasting, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

1971-1975 Studium der Sozial-und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Wien
1975 Freier Mitarbeiter des ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk sowie Herausgeber der regionalpolitischen Nachrichten der AK NÖ
1980 Business School of Economics, Folkstone, GB
1981 ORF Wirtschaftsredaktion, Zeit im Bild und Wirtschaftsmagazin - Schilling
1986 Wechsel zur ZiB1/Innenpolitik
1990 Stellvertretender Leiter der ZiB2
1991 Medienakademie Hamburg, Führungskräfteschulung
1992 Chefredakteur ORF-Landesstudio Wien
1999 ORF-Radio-Chefredakteur
seit 2000 Dozent an der Donau-Universität Krems und an der FH Wien für Journalismus und Medienmanagement
2007 Chefredakteur ORF-Fernsehinformation
seit 2010 ORF-Radiodirektor in Wien

Mag. Dr. Karlheinz TÖCHTERLE

President, Austrian Research Council; Professor emeritus, University of Innsbruck; Member of the Austrian Parliament, Vienna

1976 Promotion mit einer Dissertation in Klassischer Philologie
1978 Abschluss der Lehramtsprüfung aus Deutsch und Latein und Sponsion zum Mag.Phil.
1986 Habilitation für Klassische Philologie
1976-1997 Universitätsassistent am Institut für Klassische Philologie der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
1987-1988 Gastprofessur an der Universität Graz
1988 Gastprofessur an der Universität München
1987-1989 Vorsitzender der Gesamtösterreichischen Studienkommission Klassische Philologie
1997 Berufung auf ein Ordinariat für Klassische Philologie der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
1998-2004 Vorsitzender des Kollegiums der Geisteswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
2000-2007 Vorstand/Leiter des Institutes für Sprachen und Literaturen der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
2005-2007 Studienleiter der Philologisch-Kulturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
2007-2011 Rektor der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
2011-2013 Bundesminister für Wissenschaft und Forschung der Republik Österreich
seit 2013 Abgeordneter zum Nationalrat

Dr. Roland PSENNER

Vice Rector for Teaching and Students, Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck

 Studium der Mikrobiologie, Biochemie und Limnologie, Karl-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
 Arbeit an der Österr. Akademie der Wissenschaften, am Institut für Limnologie in Mondsee
1997 Professor für Limnologie der Universität Innsbruck


OE1 Science Department, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

  Gestalter von Sendungen in den Ö1-Reihen "Dimensionen", "Salzburger Nachtstudio" und "Radiokolleg",
  Moderator verschiedener Live-Sendungen
seit 1985 Redakteur, Wissenschafts- und Bildungsredaktion, ORF-Hörfunk
  Zuständig für die inhaltliche Vorbereitung, Planung und Organisation der ORF "Zukunftssymposien" und anderer
  Redaktionelle Entwicklung des Internet-Wissenschaftskanals des ORF,
  Lehraufträge für Medienpädagogik und Wissenschaftskommunikation
1999-2002 Ressortleiter, "Projektmanagement, Symposien, Programmentwicklung und -produktion"
seit 2002 Leiter, Ö1-Wissenschaftsredaktion

Technology Forum

show timetable


10:00 - 12:30Technology Brunch hosted by Standortagentur TirolPartner
13:00 - 13:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2013Plenary
13:10 - 13:45Innovation and PolicyPlenary
13:45 - 15:15Future Innovation - International PerspectivesPlenary
15:40 - 16:40Graphene - A Great Hope of Future Technologies?Plenary
16:40 - 18:00From Research to Economic SuccessPlenary
20:00 - 21:45Our Place in the UniversePlenary
21:45 - 00:00Career Lounge hosted by the Organisers and Siemens AG ÖsterreichSocial
21:45 - 00:00Evening Reception hosted by Forschung AustriaSocial


08:30 - 15:00Working Group 05: The Potential of the Alps: Focus Sustainable Use of ResourcesBreakout
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Special Event: RTI Internationalization in Austria - Strategic RecommendationsBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 01: The Value Chains of the FutureBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 02: To Develop the Future - Tomorrow's Innovation as Exemplified by International Leading EnterprisesBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 03: Smart City - Pathways to Future Urban MobilityBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 04: "Frontrunner", a New Approach in RTI PolicyBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 06: The Potential of ICT Tools in Open Innovation ProcessesBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 07: Web attack! The Fight against Hackers and Data LossBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 08: Industry 4.0 - Impact on the Future of Working LivesBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 09: Green Tech: Visions and Business of eco-mobilityBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 10: Identity 2.0: Digital ManBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 11: Intellectual Property Management - Conditions for Prosperity and SuccessBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Working Group 12: Secure Society = Secured Future = Security ResearchBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
16:00 - 17:30i-Learning - The Future of Learning in the Digital WorldPlenary
17:45 - 20:00Challenges for Biomedical ResearchPlenary
20:00 - 22:00Open Dialogue - Smart Mobility for Smart CitiesPartner


09:30 - 10:15Planning Innovation: At the CrossroadsPlenary
10:15 - 12:00Cybercrime and CybersecurityPlenary
12:15 - 13:15The Wonderful World of Quantum MechanicsPlenary
13:15 - 13:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology ForumPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Snack Reception hosted by the OrganisersSocial