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Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young people

Breakout / Science Bastler
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When designing new products and services it is central to include the user demands and thus the individuality of users into the design process. By using Design for Diversity methods, we can identify user demands that arise from aspects like gender identity, age, social affiliation, ethnicity or education. Critical Making Challenge: In the framework of Junior Alpbach 2018 the participants will design a wearable technology to make a positive contribution to challenges of today’s societies – like promoting sustainable mobility, reducing stress-induced diseases like burnout or encouraging moral courage.
Participants: Only children of participants of the Technology Symposium aged 13 to 17 years or children that have special invitations from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.
Please note: limited number of participants, registration necessary!
Information and registration: Karin Kohlfürst, T +43 (664) 340 20 71, E


Member of the Council, European Forum Alpbach, Graz Welcome
Austrian Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research, Vienna Introduction
Expert Advisor, Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna Introduction
Junior Scientist, Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
Junior Research Engineer, Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
Scientist, Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
Training Manager Culture and Public Relations Manager, FS1 - Community TV Salzburg


Austrian Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research, Vienna

1974-1980 Studium der Geographie und der Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Wien
1980 Promotion zum Dr. phil.
1980-1981 Scholar am Institut für Höhere Studien
1991 Verleihung der venia legendi für das Hauptfach "Humangeographie und Raumforschung"
  (1981-1986: Kommission für Raumforschung; 1986-1992: Institut für Demographie)
1981-1992 Wissenschaftlicher Angestellter, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
1992-1995 Geschäftsführender Direktor des Instituts für Stadt- und Regionalforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
1996-2000 Ordinarius (C4) für Angewandte Geographie II (Geoinformatik), Technische Universität München
seit 2000 Universitätsprofessor für Angewandte Geographie, Raumforschung und Raumordnung, Universität Wien
seit 2006 Geschäftsführender Direktor, Institut für Stadt- und Regionalforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
2003-2009 Mitglied des Senats der Universität Wien
2004-2005 Forschungsaufenthalt an der Louisiana State University (Fulbright Grant)
2004-2011 Vizedekan und Dekan der Fakultät für Geowissenschaften, Geographie und Astronomie der Universität Wien
seit 2004 Obmann der Kommission für Migrations- und Integrationsforschung
2011-2015 Vizerektor für Personalentwicklung und Internationale Beziehungen, Universität Wien
2015-2017 Vizerektor für Forschung und Internationales, Universität Wien
seit 2018 Bundesminister für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien

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