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Special event: Bulgaria and Romania as partners in EUropean science and research

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Hotel Böglerhof
Breakout / Working Group
english language

On January 1, 2007, Bulgaria and Romania joined the EU and at about the same time the EU launched its 7th Research Framework Programme. This special event at the Alpbach Technol-ogy Forum 2007 will be dedicated to this coincidence and take it as an opportunity to summarise the latest developments in science and research in Bulgaria and Romania and give an outlook on future activities in this field. On this basis experts from the region and from Austria will dis-cuss short and medium term perspectives on how to intensify the cooperation in science and research on a bilateral, regional as well as on a multilateral level. Special attention will be paid to the joint participation in FP7. A general discussion will close the meeting.

Expert, Department of European Integration and International Cooperation, National Authority for Scientific Research, Ministry of Education, Research and Youth, Bucharest
Referatsleiter, Internationale Kooperation und Mobilität, Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG), Wien
Deputy Head, Department C1.12, Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth, Vienna
Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics & Informatics, Western University of Timisoara; Director, Institute e-Austria, Timisoara
Strategic Research Manager, ZSI - Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna
Executive Director, National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science, Sofia
Honorarprofessor für Europäische und Internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation, Technische Universität Wien
Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna
Head, Department II/6 - International Research Cooperation, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna
Ehemals stellvertretende Sektionsleiterin sowie Leiterin, Abteilung II.6 - Internationale Forschungskooperationen, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien

Mag. Georg PANHOLZER

Deputy Head, Department C1.12, Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth, Vienna

Graduation, Master Thesis: "The Sanctions of the US against Panama; A Case Study: Sanctions against a Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs: Division for Small and Medium Enterprises: Project leader of national Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour, Division for International Technology and Innovation National Delegate/National Expert in INCO-Committee of EU- Framework Programme for FTD (DG Research) National Delegate to the eContent Programme of the EU (DG INFSO) Project leader for the programme STRAPAMO (Formation of Strategic S&T-Partnerships Project leader for the programme "Technology Initiative Internationalization East" (Technology initiative towards
 Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics (branch: International Business Administration)
  Tertiary Economy"
1994
  programme to the "Community Initiative for Small and Medium Enterprises" (Structural Funds)
1994-1996
since 1996
1996-2002
2000-2002
  with Central and Eastern Europe)
since 2002
  Central and Eastern Europe), with the programme CIR-CE (Co-operation in Innovation and Research with
  Central and Eastern Europe) as the central element
since 2004
  ERA-Net

Ph.D. Dana PETCU

Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics & Informatics, Western University of Timisoara; Director, Institute e-Austria, Timisoara

Universitary studies: University of Timisoara, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Computer Science Section Analyst, Computer Office, I.U.R.T. Lugoj Analyst, Computer Office, Bega-Pam Timisoara Ph.D. studies: University of Timisoara, Faculty of Mathematics, Numerical Analysis Lecturer, Fundamental Informatics Chair, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Timisoara Associate professor, Fundamental Informatics Chair, Faculty of Mathematics, Western University of Timisoara
1984-1988
1988
  Assistant professor, Fundamental Informatics Chair, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Timisoara
1990
1990-1994
1994
1997
  Western University of Timisoara
  Director, Institute e-Austria in Timisoara

Dr. Klaus SCHUCH

Strategic Research Manager, ZSI - Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna

Research fellow, Department of Economic Geography, Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics and Austrian Research Centres Seibersdorf Research Assistant, Department of Economic and Social Geography, Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics Lecturer, Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics and Johannes Kepler University in Linz Head, branch office Sofia, OSI - Austrian Institute of East and Southeast European Studies, Sofia, Bulgaria Head, unit for Third Country Co-operation, BIT - Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-operation in Vienna/Austria (INCO-NCP) Lecturer, master class "Central and Eastern Europe", Vienna University of Business and Economics Lecturer, Regional Competitiveness, Vienna University of Business and Economics Consultant, PHARE-Project "Polish Participation in EU-RTD Programmes", Poland Senior Researcher, Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), Vienna (Managing Director from 2002-2012) Lecturer, "Design, Evaluation and Monitoring", University of Vienna Lecturer, postgraduate SOQUA course for vocational education in social scientific research
 Studied Geography and Economic Sciences; History and Social Sciences at the University of Vienna
1987-1992
1992-1994
1992-1995
1994-1996
1996-2001
  Topic: Transformation of the Economic Geography and Regional Development in the CEECs
1997
1998
1999
since 2001
since 2006
since 2006

Dr. Albena VUTSOVA

Executive Director, National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science, Sofia

National Science Fund, General secretary University of world economy-Sofia, Study of Financial Management HRK Germany and ERASMUS University Netherlands, NATO-Internship on Research evaluation Coordination Council of Association at the Council of Ministers, Head of Work Group 17 for EU association Ministry of education and Science, National Coordinator for EU Sixth Framework Programme Twente University, Course for European research evaluation
since 1991
1993-1996
1999
  negotiations on Chapter 17 "Science and Researches"
since 1999
since 1999
2002
 Ministry of Education and Science, Director Department "Scientific research and projects"

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.h.c. Manfred HORVAT

Honorarprofessor für Europäische und Internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation, Technische Universität Wien

Internationaler Forschungskonsulent im Bereich Luft- und Raumfahrt Universitätsassistent für Strömungslehre an der TU Wien Universitätslektor, TU Wien und Universität Linz Leiter des Außeninstitutes der TU Wien (erste österreichische universitäre Einrichtung für Weiterbildung, Koordinator, Conference of Rectors and Presidents of European Universities of Technology Kellogg Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford, UK Direktor, Büro für Internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation (BIT) Durchführung gezielter Aktionen und Projekte zur Stärkung der Europäischen Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation mit Mittel- und Osteuropa Koordinator verschiedener Initiativen und Projekte zur Integration der Westbalkanländer in die Europäische Honorarprofessor für Internationale und Europäische Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation, Mitglied, Wissenschafts- und Forschungsrat des Landes Salzburg Direktor des Bereiches Europäische und Internationale Programme (EIP), Österreichische Rapporteur, External Advisory Group "Research Potential", Europ. Kommission Senior Advisor für Internationale Forschungskooperation, Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur
 Studium des Maschinenbaus an der TU Wien
1969-1972
1972-1980
1975-2001
  Kooperation Wissenschaft-Wirtschaft sowie für internationale Forschungs- und Bildungsprogramme)
1980-1993
seit 1981
1992-1994
1993-2004
 Mitglied und Vorsitzender verschiedener Programm- und Evaluationsausschüsse im Bereich Forschung und
 technologische Entwicklung bei der Europäischen Kommission; z.B. 2006 Chairman, ERA-NET Expert Review Group
seit 1995
  Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation
seit 2000
  Technische Universität Wien
seit 2001
2001-2005
  Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft (FFG)
2004-2006
seit 2006
  und für International R&D Policy, Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie
seit 2006

Mag. MA Barbara WEITGRUBER

Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

Translator's diploma in English, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Certificate in Mass Media, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz MA in Communications, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Fulbright Grantee and Teaching Assistant, Department of Communications and Theatre, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Founding Staff Member, Director, Office for International Relations, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Master Degree in English/American and Interdisciplinary Studies, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz and 1993-1994 Lecturer for Media and Intercultural Issues, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Director, Office for European Educational Co-operation, Austrian Academic Exchange Service, Vienna Director, International Relations/Higher Education, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Lecturer for EU Education Policy, Donau-Universität Krems Deputy Director General for Higher Education, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Senior Advisor for Strategy and Coordination in the field of international relations with special consideration for the interface Science - Research - Education, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research
1985
1986
1986-1987
1986-1987
1987-1993
1989
1990-1991
1993-1994
1994-2001
1994-2002
2001-2002
2003-2004
2005-2010

Dr. Anneliese STOKLASKA

Ehemals stellvertretende Sektionsleiterin sowie Leiterin, Abteilung II.6 - Internationale Forschungskooperationen, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien

Austrian newspaper "Kurier" Administrative Assistant, Vienna University of Technology Ph.D. Degree, Medieval History, University of Vienna Department for International Research Co-operation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Head, Department for International Research Co-operation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
1970-1971
1971-1991
1984
1991
1994-2011

Technology Forum

show timetable

23.08.2007

08:00 - 21:00 Presentation of the three Christian Doppler Laboratories concerning allergies Culture
08:00 - 10:00 Technology brunch hosted by Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung Social
11:00 - 11:20 Welcome address Plenary
11:20 - 12:00 Opening Plenary
12:00 - 14:00 Global warming Plenary
14:30 - 16:15 The frontiers of science [in cooperation with the Institute of Science and Technology Austria] Plenary
18:00 - 19:30 Looking inside Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Reception hosted by Alcatel-Lucent Austria Social

24.08.2007

07:00 - 16:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kids Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 01: The risk and the new – ‘risk governance’ Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 08: Smart Wellbeing Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 11: The phenomenon of Second Life – the creation of a new world? Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 07: Design by nature – nature’s contribution to industrial progress Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 02: The changing industrial landscape  challenges, opportunities, strategies Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 06: The impact of climate change on mobility – challenges for infrastructure and private transport Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 09: The five senses Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 10: Technology transfer in European regions Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 05: The end of IT-innovation – the growth opportunity for Europe? Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working 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 view Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young people Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 03: Climate change and risk governance – the role of research, science and innovation Breakout
07:30 - 13:30 Special event: Bulgaria and Romania as partners in EUropean science and research Breakout
13:00 - 14:30 Regions and global competition Plenary
14:30 - 16:00 The future – dream or reality Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 The five senses Plenary
18:00 - 21:30 Reception hosted by the Province of Lower Austria Social

25.08.2007

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