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Bioeconomy – Essential for the Future and Security of Mankind

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Panel
German and English language

We need a systemic response to the problems of the Anthropocene era. In many parts of the world, security is being threatened by manmade changes to the biosphere resulting in significant risks for the future. Which innovations are needed to transform our fossil-based economies and how can bioeconomy policies contribute to finding adequate solutions?

Director, Climate Service Center Germany, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Hamburg
Chief Innovation and Science Officer, Scion, Crown Research Institute, Rotorua
Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna
Director, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn; Chairman, German Bioeconomy Council, Berlin
Professor and Head, Plant Sciences, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich; Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Center, Jülich Chair

Dr. Daniela JACOB

Director, Climate Service Center Germany, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Hamburg

1995-2015 Founder; Leader, wind energy consultant anemos-jacob
2009-2013 Adjunct Professor, Regional Climate Change, University of Bergen
2013-2014 Deputy Director, Climate Service Center, Hamburg
2014-2015 Acting Director, Climate Service Center 2.0, Hamburg
since 2015 Director of Climate Service Center Germany, Hamburg
since 2016 Visiting professor, Faculty of Sustainability, Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg

Ph.D. Elspeth MACRAE

Chief Innovation and Science Officer, Scion, Crown Research Institute, Rotorua

1983-1992 Scientist, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
1992-1998 Scientist Postharvest, HortResearch
1998-2000 Portfolio Manager Kiwifruit Quality, HortResearch
2000-2002 Portfolio Manager Kiwifruit Science, HortResearch
2002-2004 Scientist Genomics, HortResearch
2004-2006 Science Leader Industrial Biotechnology, HortResearch
2006-2008 Group Manager Biomaterials Research, Scion
2008-2011 Group Manager Bioproduct Development, Scion
2011-2018 General Manager Manufacturing and Bioproducts, Scion
since 2018 Chief Innovation and Science Officer, Scion

DI MBA Maria PATEK

Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna

1983-1994 Officer, Torrent and Avalanche Control, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna
1994-2002 Head, Regional Headquarter for Burgenland and Southern Lower Austria, Austrian Service for Torrent and Avalanche Control
2002-2016 Head, Directorate of Torrent and Avalanche Control, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna
2016-2018 Director General for Water Management, Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna
2018-2019 Director General for Forestry and Sustainability, Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna
since 2019 Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna

Dr. Dr. h.c. Joachim VON BRAUN

Director, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn; Chairman, German Bioeconomy Council, Berlin

1975 Dipl. Ing. Agriculture, University of Bonn
1975-1980 Research Associate, Faculty of Agriculture, Institute of Agricultural Economics, University of Göttingen
1978 Doctoral Degree, Agricultural Economics, University of Göttingen
1979-1980 Visiting Fellow, Institute of National Planning, Cairo
1981-1982 Research Fellow, IFPRI - International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC
1982-1983 Assistant Professor, Institute of Agricultural Economics, University of Göttingen, Germany
1984-1990 Research Fellow, IFPRI - International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC
1990-1993 Director, Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, IFPRI - International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC
1993-1997 Professor, Food Economics, Food Policy, and World Food Issues; and Director, Institute for Food Economics and Consumer Analyses, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Kiel
1997-2002 Director; Chair of Department and Professor, Economics and Technical Change, ZEF - Center for Development Research, University of Bonn
2002-2009 Director General, IFPRI - International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC
since 2009 Director; Chair of Department and Professor, Economics and Technical Change, ZEF - Center for Development Research, University of Bonn

Dr. Ulrich SCHURR

Professor and Head, Plant Sciences, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich; Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Center, Jülich

1982-1988 Studies Biology, University Bayreuth
1988-1991 Ph.D., University Bayreuth
1991-2001 Group Leader, Institute for Botany, University Heidelberg
2001 Habilitation, Botany, University Heidelberg
since 2001 Forschungszentrum Jülich
2001-2011 Director, ICG - Institute for Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere, ICG-4: Phytosphere
since 2011 Director, IBG - Institute for Bio- and Geosciences, IBG-2: Plant Sciences
2004-2011 Member, Executive Board, EPSO - European Plant Science Organization
2006-2008 Research Director, Research Area Earth and Environment, Forschungszentrum Jülich
since 2006 Member, Executive Board, European Technology Platform Plants for the Future
2006 Founder, JPPC - Jülich Plant Phenotyping Center
2007-2012 Member, Steering Committee, European Technology Platform Biofuels
since 2007 Member, Directorate, KoGa - Competence Center for Horticulture
2008-2011 Vice President, EPSO - European Plant Science Organization
since 2009 Spokesman, IPPN - International Plant Phenotyping Network
since 2010 Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Centers
since 2011 Coordinator, Cross-Program Activity Sustainable Bioeconomy, Helmholtz Association
since 2012 Coordinator, EPPN - European Plant Phenotyping Network
German Head, LABEX Germany of EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agro Research Organization)
Member, Science Advisory Board, German Association for the Support of Private German Plant Breeding
Chief Executive Officer, QS Science Fund - Fruits, Vegetables and Potato
Member, CEPLAS - Center of Excellence in Plant Sciences
Coordinator, DPPN - German Plant Phenotyping Network
since 2013 Senior Official, EU-CELAC - workgroup Bioeconomy in the cooperation process between Latin America and Europe, Government of the Federal Republic of Germany
Programme Speaker, Helmholtz Programme Key Technologies for the Bioeconomy
2014-2018 Chairman of the European Technology Platform Plants for the Future
since 2015 Chairman of the International Plant Phenotyping Network (IPPN)
since 2016 Chairman of the ESFRI-project EMPHASIS: European Plant Phenotyping Infrastructure
since 2019 Member of the Excellence Cluster CEPLAS (Plant Sciences) and member of the steering committee
Member of the Excellence Cluster PhenoRob (Robotics for Phenotyping and Digital Agriculture) and member of the board of PhenoRob

Technology Symposium

show timetable

22.08.2019

11:00 - 11:30Open doors: #ART TEC: Interfaces between Art, Technology and ScienceCulture
11:00 - 11:30Start of Exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
11:30 - 12:30Die Presse TalkPartner
13:00 - 13:10Welcome and OpeningPlenary
13:10 - 14:00RTI TalkPlenary
14:30 - 16:00Artificial Intelligence and CybersecurityPlenary
16:20 - 17:30Artificial Intelligence and RoboticsPlenary
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Evening ReceptionSocial

23.08.2019

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 - 10:30Developing Future Leaders for Science and BusinessPlenary
10:45 - 12:15Arizona Dreams: An Initiative of Arizona State University to Digitize EducationPlenary
12:30 - 13:15Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 01: Artificial Intelligence and Governance: Liberty, Trust, SecurityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 02: Cybersecurity, Privacy, Ethics – Opportunities and Threats for a Digital SocietyBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 03: How Much Liberty Does a Society Need?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 04: Artificial Intelligence – RIT for Austria as an Industrial LocationBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 05: (Why) Do We Need Art to Innovate?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 06: Digitization in Industry – Design Options from the Perspective of Works Councils and ManagementBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 07: Liberty and Security – The First Victims of Digitization?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 08: Better Safe than Sorry? Living and Doing Business Between Comfort – Speed – SecurityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 09: Free Play of Innovative Forces or Systematic Restructuring?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 10: Technology Offensive – A Boost for Innovation and ProsperityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 11: Mixed Reality – A Digital Rendering of the Real World in the “Virtual House of Digitization”Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: Artificial Intelligence – Technology of the FutureBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Democratized Electricity Market: Liberty at the Expense of Security?Breakout
18:30 - 20:00Tour of the Exhibition #ART TEC: Interfaces between Art, Technology and ScienceCulture
19:30 - 20:00Snack Reception for the Participants of the Career LoungeSocial
20:00 - 21:30Career Lounge for Students and Young ProfessionalsPlenary

24.08.2019

09:00 - 11:00Bioeconomy – Essential for the Future and Security of MankindPlenary
11:30 - 13:10If You Could Read My Mind…Plenary
13:10 - 13:15Closing remarksPlenary
13:15 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial