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Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People

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Liechtenstein-Saal
Breakout / Science Bastler
in deutscher Sprache

What makes things work? Take apart toys and tinker with technology

Have you ever wondered how your toys and gadgets look inside? Get some screwdrivers, scissors and saws and break toys and electronic objects open, dissect them, unveil their components and explore their mechanical and electrical principles. As soon as the toys are taken down to their smallest pieces, you will hack them together and build something new out of them: a tiny robot, a “Franken-toy”, or an interactive piece of art. Taking things apart and unveiling their inner workings has proven to be a playful and meaningful way of getting to know how the world works. Exploring contemporary meanings of the age-old practice of taking things apart may create a particular instantiation of a new enlightenment, aiming to illuminate our changing relations to the technology that surrounds us.

Participants: Only children of participants of the Technology Symposium aged 13 to 17 years or children that have special invitations from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education and Women’s Affairs.

Please note: limited number of participants, registration necessary!

Information and registration: Karin Kohlfürst, T +43 (664) 340 20 71, E karin@highent.org

Member of the Council, European Forum Alpbach, Graz Welcome
Austrian Federal Minister for Education, Vienna Introduction
Director General, Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Vienna Introduction
Cellist, Vienna
Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg
Research Fellow, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg
Scientist, Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
Managing Director, Rohde-BeSB Noise + Vibration GmbH; Lecturer, Graz University of Technology and University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna; Salzburg
Research Fellow, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg

Kathryn LIST

Member of the Council, European Forum Alpbach, Graz

Dr. Sonja HAMMERSCHMID

Austrian Federal Minister for Education, Vienna

1995 Promotion zum Doktor der Naturwissenschaften (Medizinische Genetik)
1990-1995 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Boehringer Ingelheim Austria GmbH
1995-1997 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Universität Wien (Postdoc)
1998-1999 Produktmanagerin bei Margaritella-Biotrade GmbH
1999-2005 Leiterin von Life Science Austria bei der Innovationsagentur GmbH (seit 2003 aws)
2000-2010 Investmentmanagerin der UniVenture Fonds
2002-2005 Geschäftsführerin, ARGE LISA Vienna Region
2003-2010 Leiterin des Bereichs Technologie & Innovation und Gesamtprokuristin (seit 2003) in der Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (aws)
2004-2006 Geschäftsführerin der ARGE Impulsprogramm Creativwirtschaft
2008-2010 Stellvertretende Vorsitzende, Universitätsrat Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
2009-2010 Aufsichtsrätin Innovacell Biotechnologie AG
2010-2016 Rektorin, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
seit 2010 Aufsichtsrätin Vetwidi Forschungsholding GmbH
seit 2011 Aufsichtsratsvorsitzende Kunsthalle Wien GmbH
seit 2016 Bundesministerin für Bildung und Frauen

Mag. MA Barbara WEITGRUBER

Director General, Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Vienna

 Barbara Weitgruber was founding staff member and Director of the Office for International Relations and lecturer at Karl-Franzens Universität Graz and then Director of the Office for European Educational Co-operation of the Austrian Academic Exchange Service in Vienna. In December 1994 she joined the Austrian Ministry in charge of higher education and research as Director and later became Deputy Director General for Higher Education and Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations. Weitgruber holds a Master degree in English/American and Interdisciplinary Studies, a Certificate in Mass Media and a Translator´s Diploma in English from Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz and an M.A. in Communications from the University of Illinois in Chicago where she started her professional career as a Fulbright Scholarship Holder and Teaching Assistant. She is - among others - member of the Task Force for Research, Technology and Innovation of the Austrian Federal Government, the Austrian Fulbright Commission, the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, the European "Research Policy Group" and chair of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria.

Friedrich KLEINHAPL

Cellist, Vienna

 studies Cello, University of Music and Dramatic Arts, Graz
 studies cello with Philippe Muller, Paris
since 2000 soloist and chamber musician mainly in Europe, Asia, North- and South America and the Emirates.
2003-2006Artistic director, concert series of Austrian television (ORF)
since 2003 internationally performning with pianist Andreas Woyke
Kultur.Partnerschaft, HYPO Steiermark
since 1998 performing with instruments on loan of the Austrian National Bank´s collection of preciouse instruments
 Concerts with many orchestras, including the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, the Vienna Concertverein under Fabio Luisi, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Slovenian Philharmonic, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra or the Israel Chamber Orchestra
numerouse internationally awarded cd recordings mainly for the German CD Label ARS Production
since 2007 developing special cultural project together with his wife Heidrun Maya Hagn
2015 foundation of "Get a Hearing" association of artists supproting children with hearing loss together with Heidrun Maya Hagn and pianist Andreas Woyke

Mag. Alina KRISCHKOWSKY

Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Martin MURER

Research Fellow, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg

2006-2007 Research Associate, Viennese Institute for Social Science Documentation and Methodology
2008-2015 Research Fellow, HCI Unit, ICT&S Center, University of Salzburg
2013 Visiting Researcher, MOBILE LIFE, Stockholm University
since 2015 Senior Scientist, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg

DI Georg REGAL

Scientist, Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

Dipl.-Ing. Thorsten ROHDE

Managing Director, Rohde-BeSB Noise + Vibration GmbH; Lecturer, Graz University of Technology and University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna; Salzburg

MA Daniela WURHOFER

Research Fellow, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg

Technology Symposium

show timetable

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