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TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order – 24 hours nonstop

Plenary / Wrap Up
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24 hours of nonstop product development: 8 tasks, 8 student teams and 24 hours of time. This is the recipe created by the “TU Austria Innovation Marathon” to find solutions for real assignments from enterprises. In this plenary session the teams will present the solutions they have come up within 24 hours in Alpbach.


Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna Introduction
Project Manager, TU Austria Innovation Marathon, Graz University of Technology, Graz Chair

Mag. Christoph NEUMAYER

Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna

 Studies of History, Journalism and Law, University of Vienna
 Graduation with honors (Mag.phil) in History and Communication Science
 Degree from the 32nd Post Graduate Management University Course at the Vienna University of Economics and Business
 7th Strategic Leadership Course of the LVAK (Austrian National Defence Academy) on behalf of the Federal Government and the National Security Council
 Postgraduate Diploma in General Management, ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Berlin
1991-1992 Press spokesman of the Vienna branch of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP)
1992-1997 Permanent freelancer in the editorial department for ethnic minorities of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF)
1997-1998 Press Officer, Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), Editor-in-Chief of "Industry News Service"
1998-1999 Federal Managing Director of Young Industry / Group 1031
1999-2001 Manager of the IV Newsroom, Federation of Austrian Industries (IV)
2001-2011 Director of Marketing & Communication Federation of Austrian Industries (IV)
since 2011 Director General of the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV)

Dipl.-Ing. Mario FALLAST

Project Manager, TU Austria Innovation Marathon, Graz University of Technology, Graz

1997-2013 Master Studies, Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics, Graz University of Technology, Graz; Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki
since 2008 Research and Technology-House, Graz University of Technology, Graz
since 2009 Co-founder, smaXtec animal care
since 2014 Project lead, TU Austria Innovation Marathon
since 2016 Ph.D. candidate, Customer Experience Journeys in Entrepreneurship Education

Technology Symposium

show timetable


11:00 - 11:45#ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology, and scienceCulture
12:00 - 13:00Opening of exhibitions - Tec-Xperience RoomPartner
13:00 - 13:10OpeningPlenary
13:10 - 14:15RTI TalkPlenary
14:15 - 15:45The robots are coming. Be (not) afraid!Plenary
16:15 - 17:45New materials and autonomous systemsPlenary
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:15 - 23:00Career LoungePlenary
21:30 - 23:30Evening ReceptionSocial


08:30 - 09:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order - 24 hours nonstopPlenary
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
09:15 - 10:00OptogeneticsPlenary
10:30 - 12:15Designing the next digital revolution. At the crossroads of science, technology and artPlenary
12:30 - 13:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 01: Digital futures: design as key to future digital worldsBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 02: The promotion of research and innovation in Austria: governance between management and autonomyBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 03: Data-driven innovation - from resources to strategiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 04: Open science, dark knowledge: science in an age of ignoranceBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 05: Second machine age: learning machines - autonomous machinesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 06: From the lab to the plate - the vegan black pudding (Blunzengröstl)Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 07: Does industry 4.0 need education and training 4.0?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 08: Smart production and servicesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 09: Conflict and cooperation in the era of digitisationBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 10: The Paris lifestyle - technologies and opportunities for climate protectionBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 11: Conflict, cooperation - or both: how does innovation occur?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 12: The competition for resources as a driver of green technologiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 13: A new Biedermeier in Europe?Breakout
18:30 - 19:30China Manufacturing 2025: putting industrial policy ahead of market forces?Plenary


09:00 - 10:30Managing complex systemsPlenary
10:50 - 12:15The second quantum revolution?Plenary
12:15 - 13:00Gravitational wavesPlenary
13:00 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial