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Stanford, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology Symposium: Innovation and the Culture of Failure

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
in englischer Sprache

Creative failure can be a precondition for future success, but it is hardly an accepted approach, particularly in Europe. What are the lessons that research institutions and enterprises can learn from a “culture of failure”? Would it be productive to deal more playfully with risks and wrong decisions?

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs, W.M. Keck Senior Professor in Engineering, Stanford School of Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford
Frederick Emmons Terman Dean, School of Engineering; John M. Fluke Professor in Electrical Engineering; Courtesy Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford
Finmeccanica Professor and Robert Bosch Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford
Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering and Michael L. & Myrna Darland Endowed Chair in Technology Commercialization, College of Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Chair

Ph.D. Curtis FRANK

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs, W.M. Keck Senior Professor in Engineering, Stanford School of Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford

 
 Academic Appointments:
 -Professor, Chemical Engineering
 -Professor (By courtesy), Materials Science and Engineering
 -Professor (By courtesy), Chemistry
 -Member, Bio-X

Ph.D. Friedrich B. PRINZ

Finmeccanica Professor and Robert Bosch Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford

 Co-Director, Stanford Integrated Machining; Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
 Design and prototyping of micro and nanoscale devices for energy and biology. His group studies transport phenomena across thin oxide layers and lipid bi-layers with the help of Atomic Force Microscopy combined with Impedance Spectroscopy.

Ph.D. Buddy D. RATNER

Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering and Michael L. & Myrna Darland Endowed Chair in Technology Commercialization, College of Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1972 Ph.D., Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
 Research Interests:
 Biointerface synthesis, modification and characterization
 Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
 Synthesis and characterization of polymeric biomaterials
 Healing, inflammation

Technology Symposium

show timetable

21.08.2014

08:00 - 10:30Technology BrunchSocial
11:00 - 11:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2014Plenary
11:10 - 12:00RTI Policy at the CrossroadsPlenary
12:00 - 13:45Industry 4.0 – The Next Industrial Revolution?Plenary
14:15 - 15:45Stanford, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology Symposium: Innovation and the Culture of FailurePlenary
18:00 - 19:30Us and Our Brains – Neuroscience at the CrossroadsPlenary
19:45 - 21:00Evening ReceptionSocial
19:45 - 21:00Career LoungeSocial

22.08.2014

07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 01: Technology – Global Market: Austrian Technologies for the Global MarketBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 02: Future Technology-Hotspots – Does Europe Stand a Chance?Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 03: The Challenge of Disruptive Innovation: Strategies for Successful CopingBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 04: Agile and Robust Supply Chains – How to Manage Volatility Across Your BusinessBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 05: Bioenergy – The Way to the Future or a Dead End?Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 06: The Cost of the City of the Future – Socio-Economic Aspects of Smart CitiesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 07: Smart Energy: Challenges of an Interdisciplinary Energy TransitionBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 08: Science in Society – How to Overcome a DisjunctureBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 09: IP Strategies in Enterprises: Challenges for IP Management and Innovation PolicyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 10: How to Finance Research – Publicly or Privately? New Models for a Globalised WorldBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 11: Innovations in Acoustics: Future Trends in Industry and Modern LifeBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
14:00 - 14:45Digital UniversityPlenary
14:45 - 16:15Open Science – The Place of and for People in Our KnowledgePlenary
16:30 - 18:00Cities at the CrossroadsPlenary
18:00 - 20:00Urban Innovators Challenge – The Future of CitiesPartner

23.08.2014

07:00 - 08:30Complexity Science – IPlenary
08:30 - 09:15Complexity Science – IIPlenary
09:45 - 11:15Innovation at the Art Science InterfacePlenary
11:15 - 11:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology SymposiumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial