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Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids

Breakout / Science Bastler
in deutscher Sprache

The children’s programme of the Alpbach Technology Forum invites girls and boys to solve the questions of How?” and “Why?” in science and technology in an entertaining way. They get a chance to experience research hands-on and to ask questions, thus gaining access to scientific themes in an enticing, surprising and above all comprehensible way. These are experiences that stimulate children to think and explore further and will also be passed on to a broader audience together with the radio programme “Ö1 Children’s University”.
DNA – the source of diversity
Life is only successful because it is never perfect. The relentless striving for adaptation to constantly changing environments is the root cause for the diversity of creatures. The source of this adaptability can be found in our genes – the DNA.
A journey through earth’s languages
Do you know Chachi, Kiribati and Xhosa? They are languages. Where are they spoken? And how many languages are there in the first place and which language do you speak? In this workshop you will learn more about the diverse languages on earth.
Participants: Only children of participants of the Technology Symposium aged 7 to 12 years or children from the village of Alpbach with special invitations may be registered for this programme. Please note: limited number of participants, registration necessary! Registration deadline: August 16, 2018 Information and registration: Claudia Klement, T +43 (50) 550-2045, E

Radio Director, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Welcome
Austrian Federal Minister for Education, Science and Research, Vienna Introduction
Fellow, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Innsbruck
Fellow, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Innsbruck
Guest scientist, Department of Ecology, University of Innsbruck Chair
Channelmanager, Programme Radio 1, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Coordination


Radio Director, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz FAßMANN

Austrian Federal Minister for Education, Science and Research, Vienna

1974-1980 Studium der Geographie und der Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Wien
1980 Promotion zum Dr. phil., Universität Wien
1980-1981 Scholar am Institut für Höhere Studien, Wien
1981-1986 Kommission für Raumforschung, Wien
1991 Verleihung der venia legendi für das Hauptfach "Humangeographie und Raumforschung", Wien
1981-1992 Wissenschaftlicher Angestellter, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
1986-1992 Institut für Demographie, Wien
1992-1995 Geschäftsführender Direktor, Institut Stadt- und Regionalforschung, Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
1996-2000 Ordinarius (C4) für Angewandte Geographie II (Geoinformatik), Technische Universität München
seit 2000 Universitätsprofessor, Angewandte Geographie, Raumforschung und Raumordnung, Universität Wien
seit 2006 Geschäftsführender Direktor, Institut für Stadt- und Regionalforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
2003-2009 Mitglied des Senats der Universität Wien
2004-2005 Forschungsaufenthalt an der Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2004-2011 Vizedekan und Dekan der Fakultät für Geowissenschaften, Geographie und Astronomie der Universität Wien
seit 2004 Obmann der Kommission für Migrations- und Integrationsforschung, Wien
2011-2015 Vizerektor für Personalentwicklung und Internationale Beziehungen, Universität Wien
2015-2017 Vizerektor für Forschung und Internationales, Universität Wien
2018-2019 Bundesminister für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien

Mag. Elisabeth GRUBER

Fellow, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Innsbruck

Mag. Bettina LARL

Fellow, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Innsbruck

Mag. Dr. Corinna WALLINGER

Guest scientist, Department of Ecology, University of Innsbruck


Channelmanager, Programme Radio 1, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

seit 1985 Redakteur, Wissenschafts- und Bildungsredaktion, ORF-Hörfunk
  Gestalter von Sendungen in den Ö1-Reihen "Dimensionen", "Salzburger Nachtstudio" und "Radiokolleg",
  Moderator verschiedener Live-Sendungen
1999-2002 Ressortleiter, "Projektmanagement, Symposien, Programmentwicklung und -produktion"
  Zuständig für die inhaltliche Vorbereitung, Planung und Organisation der ORF "Zukunftssymposien" und anderer
  Redaktionelle Entwicklung des Internet-Wissenschaftskanals des ORF,
  Lehraufträge für Medienpädagogik und Wissenschaftskommunikation
2002-2019 Leiter, Ö1-Wissenschaftsredaktion
seit 2019 Programmleiter, Radio Ö1

Technology Symposium

show timetable


09:00 - 10:00Open doors: #ART TECCulture
09:00 - 10:00Start of exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
11:00 - 11:10Welcome and openingPlenary
11:10 - 12:00RTI TalkPlenary
12:20 - 13:40Precision medicine – medicine’s solution to diversity?Plenary
14:00 - 15:30Nutrition sciencePlenary
18:15 - 19:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
19:15 - 20:30Die Presse Career lounge for students and young professionalsPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial


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


07:00 - 08:30Cyborgs – when technology gets under your skinPlenary
08:50 - 09:50The resilience of democracy and democratic mediaPlenary
09:50 - 10:15Public service strategies in times of digital disruptionPlenary
10:30 - 11:15The physics of everyday thingsPlenary
11:00 - 12:00Snack receptionSocial