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05: Heavy Impact of Lightweight Design

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As a cross-sectional technology, lightweight design is a strong field in the (Upper) Austrian industry. The technological and manufacturing opportunities are opening up completely new areas of application for products and processes. Lightweight design deals with the amalgamation of different approaches, independent of the materials and across industries: multi-material mix and “hybrid materials” play as much a role as connection technology. The research focuses on producing and connecting different materials as well as on structural lightweight construction and material development.

Deputy State Governor, State of Upper Austria, Linz Introduction
Vice Chairman of the Board, VERBUND AG, Vienna Introduction
Bridge Builder and Technology Ponderer, Munich
Corporate Strategy and Business Development, voestalpine Edelstahl GmbH, Linz
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Rinspeed AG, Zumikon
Professor and Head, Institute of Constructional Lightweight Design, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Professor and Head, Chair of Composite Engineering, University of Kaiserslautern
Head, Cluster Lightweight Body Construction, BMW Group, Munich
Executive Board Member, voestalpine Metal Forming GmbH, Krems Chair
Manager, Investor Relations and Location Management, Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH, Linz Coordination

Mag. Thomas STELZER

Deputy State Governor, State of Upper Austria, Linz

1990 Raiffeisen Landesbank
1991-1997 Member of the council of Linz
since 1997 Member of the state parliament of Upper Austria
2001-2009 Managing director of the ÖVP Upper Austria
2009-2015 Chairman of the ÖVP Parliamentary Group Austria
since 2015 Member of the Upper Austrian government with responsibility for education, science and research, Youth, Women and Human Ressources; Vice state governor of Upper Austria

Mag. Dr. MBA Michael STRUGL

Vice Chairman of the Board, VERBUND AG, Vienna

1998-1999 LIMAK General Management Program, Linz, Emory University/Atlanta
2000-2001 Degree in "International Finance", University of Toronto
2005-2013 Doctorate, Social and Business Sciences, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
2018 Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford Executive Program
1987-1995 Press officer, ÖVP (Austrian People’s Party), Provincial Party Leadership for Upper Austria
1995-2001 Vice-Provincial Party Leader, ÖVP, Provincial Party Leadership for Upper Austria
1998 Creative Director at the advertising agency Zoffel-Hoff & Partner, Wiesbaden
1997-2001 Member of the Bundesrat (Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee)
2003-2009 ÖVP Club Chairman, Provincial Parliament
2001-2013 Member, parliament in the Provincial Parliament of Upper Austria
2001-2013 Provincial Party Leader, ÖVP, Provincial Party Leadership for Upper Austria
2013-2018 Member, Upper Austrian Provincial Government, Spokesman for Economics, Labor, Research, Science, Energy, Tourism, Regional Planning, Provincial Holding, Europe and Sport

Dr. Patrick KIM

Bridge Builder and Technology Ponderer, Munich

2006-2011 Vice-President, Materials Engineering, Corporate Risk Mgt, Raw Materials, Renault
2012-2014 Vice-President, Research & Development, Member of the Board, Benteler Automotive
2014-2016 Vice-President, Structural Durability, Corrosion, Sustainability & Materials, BMW Group

Esther LIND

Corporate Strategy and Business Development, voestalpine Edelstahl GmbH, Linz

2006-2010 Associate of Research & Development, Böhler Schmiedetechnik GmbH & CoKG, Kapfenberg
2010-2011 Product Devemolpment Manager - Aerospace,Böhler Schmiedetechnik GmbH & CoKG, Kapfenberg
2011-2015 Global Key Account Manager  Aero Engines, Böhler Schmiedetechnik GmbH & CoKG, Kapfenberg
since 2015 Present,Corporate Strategy and Business Development Manager, voestalpine Edelstahl GmbH, Vienna

Frank M. RINDERKNECHT

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Rinspeed AG, Zumikon

1975/1976 Stay in Los Angeles, California
1976 Technikcal University in Zürich
1977 Beginning of import activities of sunroofs from the U.S.
1979 Founding of Rinspeed Inc

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Martin SCHAGERL

Professor and Head, Institute of Constructional Lightweight Design, Johannes Kepler University Linz

2000-2001 Max-Kade Fellow, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
2002-2007 Development Engineer, Airbus Germany GmbH, Hamburg
2007-2009 Head of Methods and Technologies, Domain Structure Analysis, Airbus Germany GmbH, Hamburg
since 2009 Head of Institute for Constructional Lightweight Design, JKU Linz, Austria
since 2014 Head of Christian Doppler Lab Structural Strength Control of Lightweight Constructions, JKU Linz, Austria

Dr.-Ing. Alois K. SCHLARB

Professor and Head, Chair of Composite Engineering, University of Kaiserslautern

1988-1989 Chief Engineer, Institut fuer Werkstofftechnik (Polymer Materials), University of Kassel, Germany
1989-1995 Materials Scientist and Project Manager, Polymer Research Lab, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany
1995-1997 Head of Development, Sulo Streuber & Lohmann GmbH & Co KG, Herford, Germany
1998-2000 Head of Research and Development, Medical Division, B. Braun Medical AG, Switzerland
2001-2002 Vice President and Head of Marketing, Research and Development, Hospital Care Division, B. Braun Medical AG, Switzerland
2002-2008 Executive Director/Research Director of Institut fuer Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany
since 2002 Full Professor (C4) Composite Engineering  University of Kaiserslautern
since 2009 Senior Scientist at INM-Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrucken

Dr. Johannes STAEVES

Head, Cluster Lightweight Body Construction, BMW Group, Munich

 Studies of mechanical engineering, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.
 Doctor's degree at the institute for production technologies and forming machines at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.
 Head of the the department for metals and coatings, at the BMW Group.
 Project manager hybrid lightweight construction.
 Cluster manager lightweight design body and trim.

MBA Peter BERNSCHER

Executive Board Member, voestalpine Metal Forming GmbH, Krems

1992-1995 Representive, voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Authorised Officer Metalservice S.P.A., Italy
1995-2003 Executive Board Director-Managing Director, Metalservice S.P.A., Veneta Nastri S.R.L., Cosivi S.R.L., Italy
2003-2007 Managing Director, voestalpine Stahl Service Center GmbH
2007-2012 Chairman of the Executive Board, voestalpine Polynorm NV
2012-2013 Director of new formed Business Unit Automotive Body Parts, voestalpine Metal Forming GmbH, Linz
since 2013 Executive Board Member, voestalpine Metal Forming GmbH, Linz

Mag. MBA Anke MERKL-RACHBAUER

Manager, Investor Relations and Location Management, Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH, Linz

 Since 1996, Mrs. Anke Merkl-Rachbauer has been working as for the Upper Austrian Business Development Agency and is head of the department location development.marketing.communication . This she has almost 20 years of experience in the fields of regional economic and innovation development and cluster-policy.
 
 Anke is responsible for location development and branding of the region of Upper Austria. Prior she was responsible for the coordination of the strategic economic and research programme for Upper Austria, named "Innovative Upper Austria 2010plus". Between 2005 and 2011 she headed the project "Plastics Location Upper Austria", building up strategically the educational & research infrastructure in Upper Austria, accompanied by place branding measures for the plastics location Upper Austria. Placed Branding being defined as an uttermost important topic to attract talented people into the region, she is currently working on a strategy for Upper Austria.

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