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07: Radical Innovations: More Courage to Take Risks

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in deutscher Sprache

For quite some time people in Austria have been discussing to take more risks with the promotion of applied research. Steve Jobs has already stated that those who want to bring the new into the world have to stay “hungry and daring”. Promotional programmes – geared to reliability and under the pressure of scarce resources – tend to foster projects that promise to be successful. How do national and international stakeholders deal with the area of friction between security and daring creative destruction? Which models for a fair trade-off between risks and rewards exist in the risky cooperation of science and economy?

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Assistant Professor and Head of Chemical Screening and Placebo, Christian Doppler Laboratory for Chemical Epigenetics and Antiinfectives, CeMM - Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
Director Research and Innovation, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz
Director, Know-Center GmbH, Graz University of Technology, Graz
Principal Mechanical Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University; Vice-President, ASciNA - Austrian Scientists and Scholars in North America, Argonne, IL
Senior Consultant and Authorized Representative, Technopolis Austria; Chairwoman, Austrian Platform for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation, Vienna
Deputy Head, Department Research, Technology and Innovation Strategy and International Research and Technology Cooperations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna Chair
Head, Human Potential Programme, w-fFORTE and Laura Bassi Centres of Expertise, FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Vienna Coordination

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Franz FRANCHETTI

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2005-2008 Systems Scientist, ECE Dept. Carnegie Mellon University
2008-2012 Assisant Research Professor, ECE Dept. Carnegie Mellon University
2012-2016 Associate Research Professor, ECE Dept. Carnegie Mellon University
 Since 2015 Faculty Director of IT Services, ECE Dept. Carnegie Mellon University
2016 Associate Professor, ECE Dept. Carnegie Mellon University
 Since 2011 CTO, SpiralGen, Inc.

Dr. Stefan KUBICEK

Assistant Professor and Head of Chemical Screening and Placebo, Christian Doppler Laboratory for Chemical Epigenetics and Antiinfectives, CeMM - Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

1996-2002 Studies of Computer Science and Technical Chemistry, Vienna University of Technology, Austria and ETH Zürich, Switzerland
2002-2006 Ph.D. Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria
2007-2010 Research Scholar, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
 CeMM - Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
since 2010 Head, Chemical Screening and Platform Austria in Chemical Biology
since 2013 Head, Christian Doppler Laboratory for Chemical Epigenetics and Antiinfectives

DI MAS Christopher LINDINGER

Director Research and Innovation, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz

 Christopher Lindinger studierte Informatik an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz und Kulturmanagement in Salzburg. Er arbeitete als Wissenschaftler im Bereich Virtual Reality und Supercomputervisualisierung in Chicago und freiberuflich für die Computerspiele-Industrie. Aufgrund seiner Aktivitäten im Bereich der neuen Technologien, digitalen Kultur und Kunst ist er seit 1997 in die Ars Electronica involviert. Er leitet den Bereich Forschung und Innovation im Ars Electronica Futurelab und ist neben Beratungstätigkeiten für die Industrie und Regierungseinrichtungen auch als Lehrbeauftragter an verschiedensten Universitäten in Deutschland und England und als Gastprofessor an der Universität für Kunst und industrielle Gestaltung in Linz tätig.

Dr. Stefanie LINDSTAEDT

Director, Know-Center GmbH, Graz University of Technology, Graz

1998-2000 Research Project Manager, DaimlerChrysler Research & Technology, Ulm, Germany
2001-2011 Division Manager, Know-Center, Graz, Austria
since 2011 Managing & Scientific Director, Know-Center GmbH, Graz, Austria's Research Center for Data-driven Business and Big Data Analytics
Head of the Knowledge Technologies Institute (KTI), Graz University of Technology, Austria

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Thomas WALLNER

Principal Mechanical Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University; Vice-President, ASciNA - Austrian Scientists and Scholars in North America, Argonne, IL

1995-2001 Mechanical Engineering, Economics, University of Technology, Graz
1998,1999 Internship, AVL List GmbH Department for Flow and Port Development
2000-2001 Tutor for Thermodynamics, the Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics, University of Technology, Graz
2001-2002 Technician in private motorcycle racing team
2001-2004 Doctoral Studies of Technical Science, University of Technology, Graz
Scientific assistant at the Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics at Graz University of Technology Department: Engine Research/Combustion Process
2004-2005 Authorized contact person / Team leader of Graz University of Technology for European Integrated Project HyICE
2005-2006 Postdoctoral appointee at Argonne National Laboratory / Center for Transportation Research
since 2006 Session organizer for Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) at national and international conferences
2006-2013 Principal Investigator at Argonne National Laboratory / Center for Transportation Research
since 2007 Consultant for test cell design and layout for internal combustion engine research
since 2009 Adjunct assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics Department at Michigan Technological University
2010-2012 Chair of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Advanced Power Source Committee
since 2012 Associate Editor of the SAE International Journal of EnginessSince 2014 Manager, Fuels, Engine and Aftertreatment Research at Argonne National Laboratory, Center for Transportation Research
 Since 2016 Chair of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants Activity

Mag. Katharina WARTA

Senior Consultant and Authorized Representative, Technopolis Austria; Chairwoman, Austrian Platform for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation, Vienna

1995-1996 Robert Bosch Postgraduate Program in International Affairs
1994 Magister Economics, University of Vienna
1994-1995 Trainee, European Commission, DG 13, Brussels
1996 Assistant to the General Director, Trainee, RadioMobil, Czech Republic, Prague
1996-1999 Austrian Research Centers Seibersdorf, 2444 Seibersdorf, Conducting studies in the domain of research and ICT policy, Business or sector Research
1999-2005 Consultant, Senior Consultant, Technopolis Group France, 55 rue des petites écuries, 75010 PARIS, Conducting evaluation projects and strategic studies in the domain of R&D policy and ICT policy, project management Business or sector Research and Consultancy
since 2005 Senior consultant, Technopolis, Evaluation and strategic studies in the domain of R&D policy and governance of research organizations, group dynamics, project management, moderation
since 2012 Chairman, executive board of FtEval, Austrian Platform Research & Technology Policy Evaluation, Strategic orientation and lead of the Platform, Communication

Mag. Sabine POHORYLES-DREXEL

Deputy Head, Department Research, Technology and Innovation Strategy and International Research and Technology Cooperations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

1987-1994 Geschäftsführerin und wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Interdisziplinäres Forschungszentrum Sozialwissenschaften (www.iccr-international.com)
1988-1994 Redaktion der Zeitschrift "Innovation"
bis 1994 Gründungs- und Vorstandsmitglied, Forum Sozialforschung (FSF)
seit 1994 Mitarbeiterin, Bereich Forschung und Technologie, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft, Familie und Jugend
1996-2002 Verantwortlich für den Bereich IKT/Informationsgesellschaft, in diesem Rahmen Vertretung Österreichs in div. Gremien, so bei UN/CEFACT, PROMISE, in der EU-Ratsgruppe Informationsgesellschaft, etc., Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft, Familie und Jugend
seit 2003 Stellvertretende Abteilungsleiterin, zuständig für allgemeine forschungs- und technologiepolitische Fragestellungen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von "Frauen in Forschung und Technologie"; Entwicklung und Monitoring des Programms w-fFORTE (www.w-fFORTE.at), Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft, Familie und Jugend
 seit Mai 2015 stellvertretende Leiterin der Abteilung FTI-Strategie und Internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekooperationen

Mag. Charlotte ALBER

Head, Human Potential Programme, w-fFORTE and Laura Bassi Centres of Expertise, FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Vienna

 Master`s Degree in Business Administration, Vienna University of Economics & Business, WU-Wien
2001-2002 University of Vienna, Dept. of Marketing, EU Project Management
since 2001 External Lecturer, University of Vienna, WU-Executive Academy
2002-2003 Post AG, New Technologies, Project Management
since 2004 Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), Structural Programmes, Programme leader w-fFORTE & Laura Bassi Centres of Expertise, Groupleader Humanpotential Programmes

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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