Austrian-Canadian Science and Innovation Days

DRAFT AGENDA

 

Thursday | 21th September 2017

09.00 – 12.00

SITE VISITS to selected STI organisations in Vienna

Site visits to research organisations in Vienna will be dedicated to and in line with the preferences and thematic backgrounds of the Canadian participants.

 

Thursday | 21th September 2017

Moderation: Mr. Markus Mooslechner | Terra Mater Factual Studios

12.30 – 13.00

REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

13.00 - 13.15

OPENING & WELCOME NOTES

Introduction and moderation

13.15 - 13.30 WHO IS WHO – INTERACTIVE INTRODUCTION
13.30 - 13.50

KEYNOTE

Mr. Gregor WEIHS | Vice-President/Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Head of Photonics Group/University of Innsbruck

13.50 - 14.20

RESEARCH & INNOVATION SYSTEMS IN AUSTRIA & CANADA - OVERVIEW

Speakers will present the STI landscapes in Austria and Canada including main related challenges and developments in their countries.

Austrian speakers:

  • Ms. Barbara WEITGRUBER | Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)
  • Mr. Stefan RIEGLER | Head of Department RTI-Strategy and International Research and Technology Cooperation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)

Canadian speaker:

14.20 - 15.50

SUCCESS STORIES

Research & Innovation Cooperation

„How to do it?“

Speakers will highlight bilateral success stories in research & innovation and present best practice approaches

 
  1. Austrian-Canadian project/cooperation presentation
    Combating Infectious Diseases | Zika drug discovery
    Mr. Georg CASARI | CEO, Haplogen GmbH
    Mr. Helmut THOMAS | President & CEO, Cyclenium Pharma Inc.

  2. Austrian-Canadian project/cooperation presentation
    Ms. Ursula MOSER | Director, Canadian Studies Centre, University of Innsbruck
    Ms. Yvonne VÖLKL | Assistant Professor, Canadian Studies Centre, University of Graz
    Ms. Alexandra GANSER-BLUMENAU | Executive Director, Centre for Canadian Studies, University of Vienna

  3. Austrian-Canadian project/cooperation presentation
    Mr. Peter MASCHER | William Sinclair Chair in Optoelectronics, Associate Vice-President, International Affairs, McMaster University
    N.N | Graz University of Technology

  4. Austrian-Canadian project/cooperation presentation
    Investigating Neurodegeneration with Canadian Neuroimaging and Austrian Neuropathology

    Mr. Alexander RAUSCHER | MRI Science Lab, University of British Columbia
    Mr. Simon HAMETNER | Center for Brain Research, Medical University of Vienna

  5. Austrian-Canadian project/cooperation presentation
    Sustainable farm systems: long-term socio-ecological metabolism in western agriculture
    Mr. Fridolin KRAUSMANN| | Institute of Social Ecology, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt
    Mr. Geoff CUNFER | Professor of History, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan
15.50 - 16.20

COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

16.20 - 18.00

PRESENTATIONS

“Funding opportunities & service facilities for Canadian-Austrian STI Cooperation”

This session aims to increase the awareness and understanding of existing support schemes for bilateral and multilateral STI cooperation between Austria and Canada.

Austrian speakers:

  • Ms. Henrietta EGERTH | Managing Director, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
  • Mr. Klement TOCKNER | President, Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
  • Mr. Stefan ZOTTI | Director General, Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD)
  • Mr. Bernhard SAGMEISTER | Managing Director, Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH (AWS)
  • Mr. Stefan HARASEK | Staff Position Strategy, Austrian Patent Office
  • Mr. Clemens MANTL | Director, Office of Science & Technology Austria Washington DC (OSTA)

Canadian speakers:

Launch of 1st Bilateral Austrian-Canadian EUREKA Call (tbc)
(1st Call for Proposals for Joint R&D Projects)

  • N.N. | Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)
  • N.N. | Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
  • N.N. | National Research Council Canada (NRC)
18.00

CLOSING OF DAY 1

Mr. Markus MOOSLECHNER | Terra Mater Factual Studios

19.00 - 21.00

RECEPTION
(for registered participants and by invitation only)

Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)
Audienzsaal
Minoritenplatz 5
1010 Vienna

 

Friday | 22th September 2017

Moderation: Mr. Markus Mooslechner | Terra Mater Factual Studios

08.30 – 09.00

REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

09.00 – 09.15

WELCOME & WRAP-UP OF DAY 1

Mr. Markus MOOSLECHNER | Terra Mater Factual Studios

09.15 – 09.30

KEYNOTE

Mr. Matthias WEBER | Head of Center, Center for Innovation Systems & Policy, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)

09.30 – 10.15

THEMATIC PANEL DISCUSSION

“Energy Efficiency + Green Technologies”

Panelists will highlight key priorities/topics, challenges, trends and opportunities for bilateral research & innovation cooperation

Panel Moderation: Mr. Johannes FRÖHLICH | Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, Vienna University of Technology

Austrian Panelists:

  • Mr. Keywan RIAHI | Program Director Energy, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • Ms. Cristina FLORIT | Member of Board, Austrian Institute for Healthy and Ecological Building (IBO), Member of Austrian Cooperative Research (ACR)
  • Mr. Martin WILKENING | Head of Institute, Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials, Graz University of Technology
  • Mr. René HOFMANN | Institute for Energy Systems and Thermodynamics, Vienna University of Technology

Canadian Panelists:

10.15 – 11.00

THEMATIC PANEL DISCUSSION

“Social Science and Humanities”

Panelists will highlight key priorities/topics, challenges, trends and opportunities for bilateral research & innovation cooperation

Panel Moderation: Mr. Heinz FASSMANN | Vice-Rector Research and International Affairs, University of Vienna

Austrian Panelists:

Canadian Panelists:

11.00 - 11.30

COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

11.30 - 12.15

THEMATIC PANEL DISCUSSION

“Life Sciences, Health, Biotech”

Panelists will highlight key priorities/topics, challenges, trends and opportunities for bilateral research & innovation cooperation

Panel Moderation: Ms. Michaela FRITZ | Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, Medical University Vienna

Austrian Panelists:

Canadian Panelists:

12.15 - 12.30

CONCLUDING REMARKS

Ms. Barbara WEITGRUBER | Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)

12.30 - 14.00 NETWORKING LUNCH
14.00

CLOSING OF DAY 2

 

Friday | 22th September 2017

13.00 - 14.30
(tbc)

Matchmaking Workshop for Horizon 2020 Call Topic: "International Flaghip collaboration with Canada for human data storage, integration and sharing to enable personalised medicine approaches"

14.00 – 17.00

BILATERAL (B2B) MEETINGS

 Download draft workshop agenda here.

Register for this event
open until 7 Sep 2017.
Organisers
Schedule
Registration 6 May – 7 Sep
Meeting Selection 1 Sep – 14 Sep
Event 21 Sep – 22 Sep
Details
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Freyung 3
Vienna, Austria
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 42
Meetings 0
Participants
Austria 91
Canada 12
Slovak Republic 1
United States of America 1
Total 105
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