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01: The contest for key technologies – Europe’s potentials?

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Asia, and especially China, is increasingly establishing itself as an influential economic and political alternative among the world powers. Knowledge-based societies need to keep up their lead to remain competitive. Europe must maintain its international position as an innovation frontrunner, and must successfully tackle the problem of its skills shortages. How can Europe maintain its leading role? Which strategies will help Europe remain or become more competitive? Which areas of strength do European nations have and how can they be developed still further?

Vice-President, Governmental Affairs Magna Europe, Magna International GmbH, Heilbad Heiligenstadt
Executive Vice President, Corporate Sector Information Systems & Services, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart
Professor of Physics, University of Vienna
Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
Chief Executive Officer, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach
Deputy Director for Technical Affairs, Online and New Media, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
Managing Director, aws - Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH, Vienna
Deputy Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna
Advisor, Department of Research, Technology and Innovation, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna

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Array Dieter ALTHAUS

Vice-President, Governmental Affairs Magna Europe, Magna International GmbH, Heilbad Heiligenstadt

Basic military service, dismissed as a private Teacher Training Physics and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt Teacher, POS Geismar Deputy Director, POS Geismar Member, District School Council, Heilbad Heiligenstadt Deputy, School, Youth, Culture and Sport, Heilbad Heiligenstadt Member, Thuringian state parliament, Erfurt Minister of Education, Thuringian state, Erfurt Chairman, CDU-Fraction, Thuringian state parliament, Erfurt Prime Minister, Thuringian state parliament, Erfurt President, Federal Council (Bundesrat), Berlin Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Sales VW, Magna International, Heilbad Heiligenstadt
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Array Donya-Florence AMER

Executive Vice President, Corporate Sector Information Systems & Services, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart

Business Transformation & Strategy Consultant, IBM International Bid Manager, IBM Software Group Sales Operations Manager, IBM Executive Assistant to the Country General Managers, IBM Business Analytic Leader, IBM Europe Software Group Transformation Leader, IBM Executive Middle Class Customers South Germany, IBM
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Dr. Markus ASPELMEYER

Professor of Physics, University of Vienna

Diploma (Dipl.-Phys.) in Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich Bachelor (Bakk.-Phil.) in Philosophy, Munich School of Philosophy, Germany Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, Germany PostDoc (Feodor-Lynen Fellow) and Assistant Professor (Univ.-Ass.), Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna Research Scientist, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
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Dr. Wolfgang BURTSCHER

Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels

 Wolfgang Burtscher is Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.
 An Austrian national, Wolfgang Burtscher acted before joining DG Research and Innovation as a Director in DG Agriculture of the European Commission since 2000. Before his Commission career Mr Burtscher was representative of the Länder at the Austrian Permanent Representation to the EU. From 1992 to 1996 he was Director of European Affairs in the Vorarlberg administration. Previously, from 1990 to 1992, he was a legal advisor at the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Geneva, at the time of negotiations on the European Economic Area (EEA). He focused particularly on the free circulation of goods and capital and on competition issues. Between 1983-1990 he was a lecturer in International and European Law at the University of Innsbruck. Wolfgang Burtscher holds a doctorate in law and also has a qualification from the Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales in Nice.

DI Dr. MBA Sabine HERLITSCHKA

Chief Executive Officer, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach

Forscherin, Dissertantin und Post Doctoral Research bei Immuno AG Referatsleiterin und stv. Direktorin des BIT-Büros für Internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekooperation Praktika bei der U.S. National Science Foundation, American Association for the Advancement of Science und Kooperation mit dem Wissenschaftsberater im U.S. Department of State, Washington DC Vizerektorin für Forschungsmanagement und Internationale Kooperationen an der Medizinischen Universität Graz Bereichsleiterin Europäische und Internationale Programme der FFG - Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft, Wien Fulbright Scholar an der George Washington University und Johns Hopkins University/School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC Vorstandsmitglied der Infineon Technologies Austria AG Vorstand für Technik und Innovation der Infineon Technologies Austria AG
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Array Thomas PRANTNER

Deputy Director for Technical Affairs, Online and New Media, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Redakteur bei österreichischen Printmedien (NÖN, Wiener, Basta) Öffentlichkeitsarbeit ORF TV-Informationsintendanz Öffentlichkeitsarbeit ORF Landesstudios Pressearbeit und Kommunikation ORF TV-Informationsintendanz Persönlicher Referent und Büroleiter von Generalintendant Gerhard Zeiler Pressesprecher des ORF ORF-Marketingchef Direktor für Online und Neue Medien, ORF
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Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard SAGMEISTER

Managing Director, aws - Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH, Vienna

Managing Director, Austrian Environmental and Water Management Fund, Vienna CEO, Consulting, Fund Management, Kommunalkredit Public Consulting GmbH CEO, OOO Kommunalkredit Public Consulting Russia, Moscow Member of the Board of Directors, Dexia Carbon Capital I SICAV-SIV, Luxembourg
2003-2009
2003-2009
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2009

Ing. Mag. Peter KOREN

Deputy Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna

Landwirtschaftlich/technische Matura mit Auszeichnung Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Stage, Generaldirektion Landwirtschaft, Europäische Kommission, Abteilung Agrarrecht, Brüssel Trainee, Industriellenvereinigung (IV): Österreichischer Raiffeisenverband, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Ministersekretär, Kabinett des Bundesministers für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft Beauftragter des Konzern-Vorstandes, Österreichische Elektrizitätswirtschafts AG (Verbundgesellschaft) Vize-Generalsekretär, Industriellenvereinigung
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Mag. Anna BOHRN

Advisor, Department of Research, Technology and Innovation, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna

Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Wirtschaftsuniversität, Wien Assistentin, ARGE OFFSET, ARGE Sicherheit und Wirtschaft, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien Trainee, Abteilung für Sozialpolitik und Gesundheit, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien Expertin, Migration und Integration, Frauen-Beruf-Familie, Bereich für Gesellschaftspolitik, Industriellenvereinigung Österreich, Wien Geschäftsführerin, KMU-Lobbyinggruppe, Industriellenvereinigung Österreich, Wien Expertin, Wirtschaftspolitik, Industriellenvereinigung Österreich, Wien
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Technology Symposium

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23.08.2018

09:00 - 10:00 Start of exhibition TEC-Xperience Room Partner
09:00 - 10:00 Open doors: #ART TEC Culture
11:00 - 11:10 Welcome and opening Plenary
11:10 - 12:00 RTI Talk Plenary
12:20 - 13:40 Precision medicine – medicine’s solution to diversity? Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 Nutrition science Plenary
18:15 - 19:15 Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on Entrepreneurship Plenary
19:15 - 20:30 Die Presse Career lounge for students and young professionals Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Evening Reception Social

24.08.2018

06:30 - 07:00 TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order – 24 hours nonstop Plenary
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young people Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:15 - 08:30 Seattle never sleeps: a young, booming innovation hub as this year’s guest at the Technology Symposium Plenary
08:45 - 10:15 Our digital future – how human will it be? Plenary
10:30 - 11:00 Lunch snacks for the participants of the breakout sessions Social
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 04: Gene therapy – intervention in nature or future hope Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: Future disruptive technologies: challenges for modern societies Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 07: Industrial energy revolution: resilience through innovation? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 05: Next-generation batteries: European leading-edge technology to leverage electromobility Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 06: EU NIS directive and NIS act – what now? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 08: Digital literacy for all Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 11: Digital life in a physical world: rethinking digitization Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 09: Consequences of digital monocultures on societies Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 13: Resilience – how societies can cope with crises Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 12: The renewability of societal resources Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 02: Digitization and diversity – an opportunity for business locations Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 01: The contest for key technologies – Europe’s potentials? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 03: Inequality and resilience in the digital economy Breakout
16:30 - 17:30 Global Talk: #MakeInIndia – India on the fast track? Plenary

25.08.2018

07:00 - 08:30 Cyborgs – when technology gets under your skin Plenary
08:50 - 09:50 The resilience of democracy and democratic media Plenary
09:50 - 10:15 Public service strategies in times of digital disruption Plenary
10:30 - 11:15 The physics of everyday things Plenary
11:00 - 12:00 Snack reception Social