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05: Next-generation batteries: European leading-edge technology to leverage electromobility

Breakout / Working Group
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The development of next generation batteries is a key factor for the successful introduction to the market of electric vehicles, urgently needed to achieve mandatory emission targets for greenhouse gases and pollutants. To secure the competitiveness of the automotive industry, the European Commission has started a comprehensive initiative for the setup of battery cell production in Europe. The session presents SWOT-analyses of existing and future battery cells and other components, their integration into stacks and into the vehicle as well looking at the international cooperation needed for such a breakthrough in electromobility.


Head, Center for Low-Emission Transport, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
Director-General, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission, Brussels (tbc)
Chief Executive Officer, LG Chem Power, Inc., Holland, MI (tbc)
Head of Unit, Environmental Innovation and Electromobility, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Berlin (tbc)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AVL List GmbH, Graz
Head, Department Accumulators Materials Research, ZWS - Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research, Ulm (tbc)
Deputy Head, Department for Mobility and Transport Technologies, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna Chair
Deputy Director General for Innovation Policy, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna Chair
Scientific Collaborator, Business Unit Mobility Innovations, AustriaTech GmbH, Vienna Coordination

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Prof. Helmut LIST

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AVL List GmbH, Graz

 Studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Graz
1966 Joined AVL, a company founded by his father in 1948
1967 Graduation, "Diplom-Ingenieur", University of Technology, Graz
1969 Responsible for the production of electronic and precision instruments and prototype engines
1970 Vice President and Member, Management Board in charge of the engine instrumentation and the medical instruments business units
since 1979 Chairman and CEO, AVL List GmbH
1984-1986 President, Austrian Physical Society
  Honorary Consul, Republic of Korea for Styria, Austria
since 1992 Head, Research and Technology Committee, Federation of Austrian Industrialists
1995 Elected Fellow, SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), USA
1997-1998 Chairman, Industrial Research and Development Advisory Committee (IRDAC), Brussels
  Chairman, Asia Europe Business Forum V (AEBF V)
2000 Foreign Associate, NAE (National Academy of Engineering), USA
since 2001 Chairman, European Automotive Research Partners Association (EARPA), Brussels
since 2002 Vice-Chairman, Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC), Brussels
since 2002 Chairman, Sustainable Surface Transport Advisory Group (SSTAG), Brussels
since 2003 Chairman, University Board, Technical University Graz

Mag. Dr. Andreas DORDA

Deputy Head, Department for Mobility and Transport Technologies, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

 Chemiestudium an der Universität Wien; Post Graduate an der Universität Berkeley im Bereich der Batterieforschung
1992 Projekt "Technische Beschreibung und ökologische Bewertung von Elektrofahrzeugen", Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
1992-1994 Projektleiter, Nationaler Umweltplan, Umweltministerium
seit 1994 Stellvertretender Leiter, Abteilung Mobilitäts- und Verkehrstechnologien, Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie
1997-1999 Technology Foresight & Assessment Studien, Institut für Technologische Zukunftsforschung (IPTS), Europäische Kommission, Sevilla
2002-2005 Verantwortlich für das A3-Technologieprogramm zur Förderung der österreichischen Automobilindustrie und zur Reduktion von Schadstoffemissionen
seit 2006 Vorstandsvorsitzender, A3PS (Austrian Agency for Alternative Propulsion Systems), einer Public Private Partnership zwischen Industrie, Forschung und Technologiepolitik zur Entwicklung alternativer Antriebssysteme

Mag. Ingolf SCHÄDLER

Deputy Director General for Innovation Policy, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

1978 Studienabschluss, Volkswirtschaft, Universität Wien
1978-1979 Studium, Internationalen Politik, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins Universität, Bologna
1979-1980 Forschungsassistent, Wiener Institut für Entwicklungsfragen
1981 Eintritt in den öffentlichen Dienst, Referent, Bundeskanzleramt, Wien
1993 Leiter, Abteilung für Technologiepolitik und -programme, Bundesministerium für öffentliche Wirtschaft und Verkehr
2003 Leiter, Bereich Innovation; stellvertretender Sektionsleiter, Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie,
2010 Übernahme des Vorsitzes, EU-Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe

Technology Symposium

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11:00 - 12:00Open doors: #ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology and scienceCulture
12:00 - 13:00Start of exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
13:00 - 13:10Welcome and openingPlenary
13:10 - 14:20RTI TalkPlenary
14:20 - 15:40Precision medicine - medicine's solution to diversity?Plenary
16:00 - 17:30Nutrition sciencePlenary
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:15 - 23:00Die Presse Career lounge for students and young professionalsPlenary
21:30 - 23:00Evening 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 - 10:30Seattle never sleeps: a young, booming innovation hub as this year’s guest at the Technology SymposiumPlenary
10:45 - 12:15Our digital future - how human will it be?Plenary
12:30 - 13:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 01: The contest for key technologies - Europe's potentials?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 02: Digitization and diversity - an opportunity for business locationsBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 03: Inequality and resilience in the digital economyBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 04: Gene therapy - intervention in nature or future hopeBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 05: Next-generation batteries: European leading-edge technology to leverage electromobilityBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 06: EU NIS directive and NIS act - what now?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 07: Industrial energy revolution: resilience through innovation?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 08: Digital literacy for allBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 09: Consequences of digital monocultures on societiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 10: Future disruptive technologies: challenges for modern societiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 11: Digital life in a physical world: rethinking digitizationBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 12: The renewability of societal resourcesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 13: Resilience - how societies can cope with crisesBreakout
18:30 - 19:30Global talk: #MakeInIndia - India on the fast track?Plenary


09:00 - 10:30Cyborgs - when technology gets under your skinPlenary
10:50 - 12:00Resilience - digitisation and electronic mediaPlenary
12:15 - 13:00The physics of everyday thingsPlenary
13:00 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial