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12: The competition for resources as a driver of green technologies

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Resource conflict can lead to innovation in both societies and technology development, as has been indicated by the successful creation of a broad range of environmental and energy technologies. There are ongoing conflicts for scarce resources on both global and local levels. Growing world population and increasing prosperity will lead to enhanced competition for resources and the potential for conflict may even include armed hostilities. Therefore, it will be critical to increase resource efficiency through innovative technology to guarantee sustainable developments on a national and global level.

Minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna Introduction
Managing Director, Climate and Energy Fund, Vienna
Managing Director, BTW Plant Solutions and REDWAVE, BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH, Gleisdorf
Senior Researcher, Economica - Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
Director-General for Water Management and Resource Conservation, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Bonn
Managing Director, Environment Agency Austria, Vienna Chair
Head of Department, Environmental Protection at Company Level and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna Chair
Collaborator, Department of Environmental Protection at Company Level and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna Coordination

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    DI Andrä RUPPRECHTER

    Minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna

    1989-1997 Member, Cabinet of Austrian Federal Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry Franz Fischler, Wilhelm Molterer, Vienna
    1993-1994 Member, Negotiation team on expert level for the agriculture chapter of the Austrian accession negotiations to the European Union
    1995-2002 Head, EU-Coordination Unit, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna; Austrian Spokesman, SCA - Special Committee on Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels
    1998 President, SCA - Special Committee on Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels
    1998-2002 Deputy Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
    2002-2007 Director General, Department Agriculture and Nutrition, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna
    2006 Head, National delegation, Council of Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels
    2007-2013 Director for Rural Development and Agriculture Finances, General Secretariat, Council of the European Union, Brussels
    since 2013 Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
    since 2017 President, Union of European Federalists Austria, Vienna

    DI Ingmar HÖBARTH

    Managing Director, Climate and Energy Fund, Vienna

    1982 Founding member, GLOBAL 2000; "Freunde von Greenpeace", Vienna
    1982-1988 Formation and development, GLOBAL 2000, Management of environmental protection campaigns (e.g. Power plant Hainburg, acid rain, transit traffic)
    1983-2006 Member, "Plenum", GLOBAL 2000, Vienna
    1992-2006 Chairman, GLOBAL 2000, Vienna
    1995-2006 Political chief executive, GLOBAL 2000, Vienna
    1996-2006 Head, Department "Politics & campaigns", GLOBAL 2000, Vienna
    1998-2006 Representative, GLOBAL 2000 at "Friends of the Earth International"
    1998-2006 Board Member, Ökobüro, Vienna
    since 2007 Chief Executive, Climate and Energy Fund, Vienna

    Mag.a (FH) Silvia SCHWEIGER-FUCHS

    Managing Director, BTW Plant Solutions and REDWAVE, BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH, Gleisdorf

     Diploma, College for international business relationship, Eisenstadt
    since 2013 Managing Director, Finance and Controlling, Fuchs Holding GmbH

    Dr. Manfred STADLBAUER

    Senior Researcher, Economica - Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

    1999-2001 Forschungsassistent, Doktorand, JKU, Linz
    2002-2003 Forscher, Borealis GmbH, Linz
    2004-2006 Projektleiter F&E, Borealis GmbH, Linz
    2006-2008 Gruppenleiter, F&E, Borealis GmbH, Linz
    2008-2009 Strategischer Einkaufsleiter, Polymere, Plastal GmbH, Weißenburg
    seit 2009 Gründungsgesellschafter und Geschäftsführer, TechMeter GmbH, Hagenberg
    seit 2013 Senior Researcher, Economica, Wien

    Dr. Helge WENDENBURG

    Director-General for Water Management and Resource Conservation, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Bonn

    1983-1990 District Government of Brunswick
    1990-2005 Ministry of Environment, Lower Saxony, Germany
    since 2005 Head, Directorate for Water Management and Resource Conservation, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Bonn
    2014-2017 President, ICPE International Commission for the Protection of the Elbe River, Magdeburg

    Mag. Georg REBERNIG

    Managing Director, Environment Agency Austria, Vienna

    1989 Revisionsassistent, Danubia Wirtschaftstreuhandgesellschaft mbH
    1989-1990 Erstellung einer Studie "Ökosteuern" im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Umwelt, Jugend und Familie
    1990-1994 Stellvertretender Leiter der Abteilung Umweltökonomie und Energie, Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Jugend und Familie
    1994-1999 Umweltattaché, Ständige Vertretung Österreichs bei der EU, Brüssel
    1998 Vorsitzender der Arbeitsgruppe Umwelt des Rates der EU während der österreichischen Präsidentschaft
    seit 1999 Geschäftsführer, Umweltbundesamt Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
    seit 2002 Alleingeschäftsführer

    Dipl.-Ing. Andreas TSCHULIK

    Head of Department, Environmental Protection at Company Level and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna

    1987-1989 Assistant Professor, General Physics Institute, Vienna University of Technology
    1989-1994 Unit I/3, Environmental Research and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for the Environment, Vienna
    1993-1994 Head, Subunit I/3b, Environmental Research, Austrian Federal Ministry for the Environment, Vienna
    1994-1996 Head, Unit I/2 - Environmental Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for the Environment, Vienna
    since 1996 Head, Unit V/7 - Environmental Management and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for the Environment, Vienna

    Mag. Dr. MBA Josef BEHOFSICS

    Collaborator, Department of Environmental Protection at Company Level and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna

    2001-2009 Economic Advisor on Environmental and Nuclear Topics, Permanent Representation of Austria to the OECD, Paris
    since 2010 Department Environmental Protection at Company Level and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Protection, Vienna

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    24.08.2017

    09:00 - 09:45#ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology, and scienceCulture
    10:00 - 11:00Opening of exhibitions – Tec-Xperience RoomPartner
    11:00 - 11:10OpeningPlenary
    11:10 - 12:15RTI TalkPlenary
    12:15 - 13:45The robots are coming. Be (not) afraid!Plenary
    14:15 - 15:45New materials and autonomous systemsPlenary
    18:15 - 19:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
    19:15 - 21:00Career LoungePlenary
    19:30 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial

    25.08.2017

    06:30 - 07:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order – 24 hours nonstopPlenary
    07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
    07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
    07:15 - 08:00OptogeneticsPlenary
    08:30 - 10:15Designing the next digital revolution. At the crossroads of science, technology and artPlenary
    10:30 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: Digital futures: design as key to future digital worldsBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: The promotion of research and innovation in Austria: governance between management and autonomyBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Data-driven innovation – from resources to strategiesBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Open science, dark knowledge: science in an age of ignoranceBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Second machine age: learning machines – autonomous machinesBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: From the lab to the plate – the vegan black pudding (Blunzengröstl)Breakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Does industry 4.0 need education and training 4.0?Breakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Smart production and servicesBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Conflict and cooperation in the era of digitisationBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: The Paris lifestyle – technologies and opportunities for climate protectionBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Conflict, cooperation – or both: how does innovation occur?Breakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: The competition for resources as a driver of green technologiesBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: A new Biedermeier in Europe?Breakout
    16:30 - 17:30China Manufacturing 2025: putting industrial policy ahead of market forces?Plenary

    26.08.2017

    07:00 - 08:30Managing complex systemsPlenary
    08:50 - 10:15The second quantum revolution?Plenary
    10:15 - 11:00Gravitational wavesPlenary
    11:00 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial