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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 Chair

Edward ASTLE

Pro Rector (Enterprise), Imperial College London

1997-1999 Managing Director at the BICC Group
2001-2008 Executive Director of National Grid plc
since 2008 Pro-Rector Enterprise at Imperial College London
since 2009 Non-executive Director at Intertek Plc
 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

1969 Ph.D. in Sociology, Columbia University, New York
1996-2002 Professor of Philosophy and Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich
  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
1998-2004 Director, "Collegium Helveticum", ETH Zurich
2001-2006 Chair, EURAB - European Research Advisory Board of the European Commission
2002-2004 Director, Branco Weiss Fellowship Programme "Society in Science"
2005-2011 Chair, Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Vienna
2007-2010 Vice-President ERC - European Research Council
2010-2013 President, ERC - European Research Council
  Professor em., Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich

Technology Forum

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22.08.2013

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

22.08.-21.08.2013

Evening Reception hosted by Forschung AustriaSocial
Career Lounge hosted by the Organisers and Siemens AG ÖsterreichSocial

23.08.2013

06:30 - 13:00Working Group 05: The Potential of the Alps: Focus Sustainable Use of ResourcesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 01: The Value Chains of the FutureBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 02: To Develop the Future – Tomorrow’s Innovation as Exemplified by International Leading EnterprisesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 03: Smart City – Pathways to Future Urban MobilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 04: “Frontrunner”, a New Approach in RTI PolicyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 06: The Potential of ICT Tools in Open Innovation ProcessesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 07: Web attack! The Fight against Hackers and Data LossBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 08: Industry 4.0 – Impact on the Future of Working LivesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 09: Green Tech: Visions and Business of eco-mobilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 10: Identity 2.0: Digital ManBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 11: Intellectual Property Management – Conditions for Prosperity and SuccessBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 12: Secure Society = Secured Future = Security ResearchBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Special Event: RTI Internationalization in Austria – Strategic RecommendationsBreakout
14:00 - 15:30i-Learning – The Future of Learning in the Digital WorldPlenary
15:45 - 18:00Challenges for Biomedical ResearchPlenary
18:00 - 20:00Open Dialogue – Smart Mobility for Smart CitiesPartner

24.08.2013

07:30 - 08:15Planning Innovation: At the CrossroadsPlenary
08:15 - 10:00Cybercrime and CybersecurityPlenary
10:15 - 11:15The Wonderful World of Quantum MechanicsPlenary
11:15 - 11:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology ForumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack Reception hosted by the OrganisersSocial