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From Research to Economic Success

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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Plenary session in cooperation with the European Research Council

Knowledge as a production factor is becoming more and more important in the global race for resources, heightening the pressure to enhance the commercial exploitation of current research results. How will the role of top-level research change in the future innovation system?

Pro Rector (Enterprise), Imperial College London
ERC Starting Grant 2009 and ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2011; Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor of Nanomaterials, Department of Materials, University of Oxford
ERC Starting Grant 2007 and ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2011; Professor in Experimental Physics, Faculty of Science, VU University Amsterdam
Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna

Edward ASTLE

Pro Rector (Enterprise), Imperial College London

Executive and Regional Director at Cable & Wireless plc Managing Director at the BICC Group Executive Director of National Grid plc Pro-Rector Enterprise at Imperial College London
1989-1997
1997-1999
2001-2008
since 2008
 Previously he held senior business strategy positions in the UK and France. He is a Trustee of the Shannon Trust.

Dr. Nicole GROBERT

ERC Starting Grant 2009 and ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2011; Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor of Nanomaterials, Department of Materials, University of Oxford

 Nicole Grobert holds a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in the Department of Materials, Oxford University.
 Her research focuses on establishing  growth systematics for the controlled generation of nanostructured materials' with a particular focus on novel carbon and non-carbon based nanomaterials, including nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanorods, graphene and other 2D nanomaterials. Close collaboration with internationally leading industries enables her to develop multifunctional hierarchical nanostructures for their implementation in the health-care sectors and for their use in energy and structural applications.

PhD Davide IANNUZZI

ERC Starting Grant 2007 and ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2011; Professor in Experimental Physics, Faculty of Science, VU University Amsterdam

 After completion of his academic education in Italy, Davide Iannuzzi (Laurea degree in Physics at the University of Padua in 1995, PhD in Physics at the University of Pavia in 2002) moved to the United States, where he spent almost four years as a postdoctoral fellow, first at Bell Laboratories (NJ) and then at Harvard University (MA).
 In 2005, he came back to Europe thanks to a fellowship of the Dutch National Foundation (NWO) that allowed him to set his own group at the VU University of Amsterdam, where he has been working since then.
 In 2011, he co-founded a start-up company (Optics11) to bring a technology of his to market (fiber-top technology).
 He has been bestowed with several international awards, and he has co-authored more than 70 papers and 5 patent applications.
 Since January 2013, he has been Professor in Experimental Physics via the University Research Chair program of the VU University Amsterdam.

Dr. Ph.D. Helga NOWOTNY

Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna

Doctorate in Jurisprudence, University of Vienna Ph.D. in Sociology, Columbia University, New York Professor of Philosophy and Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich Director, "Collegium Helveticum", ETH Zurich Chair, EURAB - European Research Advisory Board of the European Commission Director, Branco Weiss Fellowship Programme "Society in Science" Chair, Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Vienna Vice-President ERC - European Research Council
1959
1969
  Teaching and Research Positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Vienna; King's College, Cambridge; University of Bielefeld; Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; Ecole des Hautes Etudes et Sciences Sociales, Paris; Science Center for Social Sciences, Berlin; Collegium Budapest
1996-2002
1998-2004
2001-2006
2002-2004
2005-2011
2007-2010
  Professor em., Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich

Technology Forum

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22.08.2013

08:00 - 10:30 Technology Brunch hosted by Standortagentur Tirol Partner
11:00 - 11:10 Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2013 Plenary
11:10 - 11:45 Innovation and Policy Plenary
11:45 - 13:15 Future Innovation – International Perspectives Plenary
13:40 - 14:40 Graphene – A Great Hope of Future Technologies? Plenary
14:40 - 16:00 From Research to Economic Success Plenary
18:00 - 19:45 Our Place in the Universe Plenary

22.08.-21.08.2013

Career Lounge hosted by the Organisers and Siemens AG Österreich Social
Evening Reception hosted by Forschung Austria Social

23.08.2013

06:30 - 13:00 Working Group 05: The Potential of the Alps: Focus Sustainable Use of Resources Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 10: Identity 2.0: Digital Man Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 01: The Value Chains of the Future Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 06: The Potential of ICT Tools in Open Innovation Processes Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Special Event: RTI Internationalization in Austria – Strategic Recommendations Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 07: Web attack! The Fight against Hackers and Data Loss Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 04: “Frontrunner”, a New Approach in RTI Policy Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 08: Industry 4.0 – Impact on the Future of Working Lives Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 11: Intellectual Property Management – Conditions for Prosperity and Success Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 02: To Develop the Future – Tomorrow’s Innovation as Exemplified by International Leading Enterprises Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 03: Smart City – Pathways to Future Urban Mobility Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 09: Green Tech: Visions and Business of eco-mobility Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 12: Secure Society = Secured Future = Security Research Breakout
14:00 - 15:30 i-Learning – The Future of Learning in the Digital World Plenary
15:45 - 18:00 Challenges for Biomedical Research Plenary
18:00 - 20:00 Open Dialogue – Smart Mobility for Smart Cities Partner

24.08.2013

07:30 - 08:15 Planning Innovation: At the Crossroads Plenary
08:15 - 10:00 Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Plenary
10:15 - 11:15 The Wonderful World of Quantum Mechanics Plenary
11:15 - 11:30 Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology Forum Plenary
11:30 - 12:00 Snack Reception hosted by the Organisers Social