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12: The renewability of societal resources

Breakout / Working Group
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By 2050 the circular economy approach will be widely implemented in Europe. Resources used in 2050 will be a mix of bio resources, energy resources and mineral resources, the latter still comprising the largest volume. This breakout session will discuss the renewability of each of these resources and whether renewability can indeed be achieved in our current economic system.


Associate Professor, Institute of Electricity Economics and Energy Innovation, Graz University of Technology, Graz
University Lecturer, Institute of Social Ecology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Head, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Senior Researcher, Chair of Mining Engineering and Mineral Economics, University of Leoben
Vice-Rector for Infrastructure and International Relations, University of Leoben Chair
Head, Resources Innovation Center Leoben, University of Leoben Coordination


Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Udo BACHHIESL

Associate Professor, Institute of Electricity Economics and Energy Innovation, Graz University of Technology, Graz

 Studies of Mechanical Engineering and Economics, Energy and Environmental Technologies
 Federal Government of Styria, Energy Department
 Research Assistant, Institute of Electricity Economics & Energy Innovation, Graz University of Technology, Graz
 Research stay, Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Bern
 Research stay, POWEO, Paris
 Vice-head, Institute of Electricity Economics and Energy Innovation, Graz University of Technology, Graz

Technology Symposium

show timetable


11:00 - 12:00Open doors: #ART TECCulture
11:00 - 12:00Start of exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
13:00 - 13:10Welcome and openingPlenary
13:10 - 14:00RTI 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 - 22:30Die Presse Career lounge for students and young professionalsPlenary
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 - 10:30Seattle 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 - 11:50The resilience of democracy and democratic mediaPlenary
11:50 - 12:15Public service strategies in times of digital disruptionPlenary
12:30 - 13:15The physics of everyday thingsPlenary
13:00 - 14:00Snack receptionSocial