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02: Silicon Austria: A Game Changer for Austria as a High-Tech Location?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

In the global race for digitizing economies and the changes in connection with industry 4.0 the ICT/electronics industry has a special role to play: it is of strategic importance for organizing value-added chains, for product and process quality and forms the technological basis for nearly all crucial innovations in most sectors of the economy. Although Austria’s ICT/electronics industry is traditionally well developed, the national ecosystem for this knowledge-intensive sector seems to have room for improvement. Is it the right time for a Silicon Austria?

Vice President, Technological Research Division, CEA - French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, Grenoble
Chief Executive Officer, LIST - Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Esch-sur-Alzette
Chief Executive Officer, American Institute for Manufacturing of Integrated Photonics; Professor and Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY
Co-Founder and Managing Director, TTTech Computertechnik AG, Wien
Vice President Technology, Research and Development, ams AG, Premstaetten
President and CEO, Imec; Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Leuven
Former Executive Director, Joint Undertaking ENIAC and ECSEL, Munich
Head, Department Key Technologies for Industrial Innovation: ICT, Production and Nanotechnology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna Chair
Head, Research, Development and Energy, FEEI - Association for the Electrical and Electronics Industries, Vienna Coordination

Jean-Frédéric CLERC

Vice President, Technological Research Division, CEA - French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, Grenoble

1977-1988 R&D, Liquid Crystal Displays, CEA-Léti
1988 Project Leader, Stanley Electric, Japan
1992 Research Activities, Seiko-TECDIS, Italy
Research & Development Activities, Pixtech, U.S.A.
1995 Manager, Vice President CEA
2005-2010 Director, Technological Research Division of CEA
since 2010 Vice President, CEA Technological Research Division

Dr. Gabriel CREAN

Chief Executive Officer, LIST - Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Esch-sur-Alzette

since 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
2012- 2015 Vice-President, Director, Europe of CEAtech, Technological Research of the Atomic Energy and Alternatives Energy Commission, France
2009- 2012 Scientific Director, Technological Research of CEA

Dr. Michael LIEHR

Chief Executive Officer, American Institute for Manufacturing of Integrated Photonics; Professor and Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY

since 2015 Chief Executive Officer, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Albany, NY
2012-2015 Executive Vice President for Innovation and Technology, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Albany, NY
2012 General Manager, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Albany, NY
since 2011 Vice President for Research, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Albany, NY
2009-2011 Associate Vice President for Business, alliances, and Consortia, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Albany, NY
2008-2009 Executive for Strategic Production Alliances, International Business Machines Corporation, East-Fishkill, NY
2002-2004 Foundry Technical Enablement Manager, International Business Machines Corporation, Burlington, VT

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Stefan POLEDNA

Co-Founder and Managing Director, TTTech Computertechnik AG, Wien

 Dr. Stefan Poledna is co-founder and member of the executive board at TTTech. He is responsible for the company's automotive business, all R&D activities, supply chain and quality management. He has over 30 years of international industry experience in innovative embedded systems development and has authored and co-authored several patents. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in computer science with distinction from Vienna University of Technology, where he also lectures on Dependable Computer Systems.

DI Dr. Martin SCHREMS

Vice President Technology, Research and Development, ams AG, Premstaetten

 over 20 years experience in the semiconductor industry with previous positions held at
 TOSHIBA Corporation (Japan),
 Siemens Semiconductors (US)
 and Infineon (Germany).

Prof. Luc VAN DEN HOVE

President and CEO, Imec; Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Leuven

1984 research of silicide and interconnect technologies
1988 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Leuven, Belgium
Manager, imec s micro-patterning group
1996 Department Director, R&D
1998 Vice-President, Silicon Process & Device Technology Division
2007 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, imec
2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, imec

Dr. Andreas WILD

Former Executive Director, Joint Undertaking ENIAC and ECSEL, Munich

 Dr. Andreas Wild retired from the position of Executive Director of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership on nanoelectronics, embedded software and smart system integration established as an autonomous European Union body, following the ENIAC JU. Before working in European institutions, he has been the European R&D Director for Freescale Semiconductor and Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector, and managed Motorola R&D laboratories in U.S.A. and Latin America. He has an MS degree from the University "Politehnica" Bucharest, and a Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Atomic Physics in Bucharest, Romania, authored 28 patents and more than 50 technical publications. He is now consulting.

Mag. Michael WIESMÜLLER

Head, Department Key Technologies for Industrial Innovation: ICT, Production and Nanotechnology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

 Initially stemming from the humanities and holding a degree in philosophy of science, working several years as scientists in the Humanities and as Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney he joined the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) in late nineties. He is currently Head of Department for ICT, Industrial & Nano Technologies and Space. Main responsibility of this department covers the design of Innovation Policies for High-Tech-Industries, national R&D strategies and programs in these domains, and all areas of International R&D Policy and Coordination. Among others he acts as Austrian Delegate to the European ICT-Program, as Governance Board Member of the JTI s ECSEL, as Director of the EUREKA Clusters. ITEA 3 and CATRENE and Austrian Lead Delegate to the Key Enabling Technologies. He represents Austria in various Mirror-Groups of European Technology Platforms and in several European Policy Coordination Initiatives.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. MBA Klaus BERNHARDT

Head, Research, Development and Energy, FEEI - Association for the Electrical and Electronics Industries, Vienna

1993-1998 Assistant Institute for General Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Technical University Vienna
1998 Quality and process management, Semperit Technische Produkte AG, Wimpassing
1997 Civil Service, Cardiosurgery Dept.,Center of Biomedical Research, General Hospital Vienna
1998-2000 Project Management TETRA, FREQUENTIS Nachrichtentechnik GmbH, Wien
2000-2002 Project Management and Solutions Management for backbone systems, Ericsson Austria AG, Vienna
2002-2004 Head of the ICT unit and national expert in the European framework programme IST-Committee; BIT (bureau for international
 research and technology cooperation, which is recently part of the Austrian research promotion agency FFG)
since 2004 Head Research, Development and Energy, FEEI - Association for the Electrical and Electronics Industries, Vienna

Technology Symposium

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25.08.2016

11:00 - 11:10OpeningPlenary
11:10 - 12:15RTI TalkPlenary
12:30 - 12:50From Austria to Silicon Valley – Cyber Security as a Global FactorPlenary
12:50 - 14:10Cybernetics in Advanced Energy and Production SystemsPlenary
14:30 - 15:45Complexity and the New EnlightenmentPlenary
18:00 - 18:15Best of Art and ScienceCulture
18:15 - 19:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Alpbach Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial
19:30 - 21:00Career LoungeSocial

26.08.2016

07:00 - 08:30Digital MedicinePlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
08:30 - 10:30Cross-sektorale Kooperationen von ClusternPartner
09:00 - 10:30Personalized Cancer MedicinePlenary
10:30 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: Innovation by Making: Paradigm Shifts and New Innovation CulturesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Silicon Austria: A Game Changer for Austria as a High-Tech Location?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Creating the Future: How to Reinvent Innovation ProcessesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: The Cycle of Innovation and its EcologyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Heavy Impact of Lightweight DesignBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: Looking Into the Unknown and Shifting HorizonsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Radical Innovations: More Courage to Take RisksBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: The Acceptance of Technologies by Pupils with Migration History – a Plea for Transcultural Competence as new EnlightenmentBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Cyber Security: A Fundamental RightBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Open Access & Open Innovation – Tools for a New Enlightenment?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Realities and Futures of RoboticsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Energiewende – Empowering ConsumersBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Security of Supply as a Locational FactorBreakout
17:00 - 18:30Innovation Marathon: Ideas Made to Order – 24 Hours NonstopPlenary

27.08.2016

07:00 - 08:30Art Meets Science and Technology – Towards a New EnlightenmentPlenary
08:45 - 09:45Open Innovation: New Enlightenment? Participation – Democratisation – New SolutionsPlenary
10:15 - 11:30ETH Zurich, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology SymposiumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial