Austrian-Canadian Science and Innovation Days

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.
(Further informations/details have already been provided to registered participants)

 

Thursday | 21th September 2017

 

Moderation: Mr. Markus Mooslechner | Terra Mater Factual Studios

Venue: Wiener Börsensäle, Wipplingerstraße 34, 1010 Vienna, Austria

12.30 – 13.00

REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

13.00 - 13.15

OPENING & WELCOME NOTES

Ms. Barbara WEITGRUBER | Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)
Mr. Philip JENNINGS | Associate Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada

13.15 - 13.30

WHO IS WHO – INTERACTIVE INTRODUCTION

Mr. Markus MOOSLECHNER | Terra Mater Factual Studios

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 for Scientific Research and International Relations, 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. Combating Infectious Diseases | Zika drug discovery
    Mr. Georg CASARI | Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-founder, Haplogen GmbH
    Mr. Helmut THOMAS | President & Chief Executive Officer, Cyclenium Pharma Inc.

  2. Area Studies Centres and their contribution to educational politics and the internationalisation of universities
    Ms. Ursula MOSER | Director, Canadian Studies Centre, University of Innsbruck
    Ms. Yvonne VÖLKL | Assistant Professor, Canadian Studies Centre, University of Graz
    Ms. Alexandra GANSER | Executive Director, Centre for Canadian Studies, University of Vienna

  3. Magnetic resonance imaging of Neurodegeneration in MS
    Mr. Alexander RAUSCHER | Assistant Professor, MRI Science Lab, University of British Columbia
    Mr. Simon HAMETNER | Center for Brain Research, Medical University of Vienna

  4. Sustainable farm systems: long-term socio-ecological metabolism in western agriculture
    Mr. Fridolin KRAUSMANN | Professor of Sustainable Resource Use, Institute of Social Ecology, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt
    Mr. Geoff CUNFER | Professor of History, College of Arts and Science, Department of History, University of Saskatchewan

  5. Austrian-Canadian project/cooperation presentation
    Mr. Peter MASCHER | Professor and William Sinclair Chair in Optoelectronics, Associate Vice-Provost, International Affairs, McMaster University
    Ms. Sabine PREM | Head of Department, International Relations and Mobility Programmes Service Department, Graz University of Technology

  6. Austrian-Canadian project/cooperation presentation
    Mr. Michael PAULWEBER | Director Global Research and Technology Management, Instrumentation and Test System Division, AVL List GesmbH

  7. ABOL (Austrian Barcode of Life) – IBOL (International Barcode of Life)
    Mr. Nikola SZUCSICH ABOL Project Manager, Natural History Museum Vienna
    Mr. Dirk STEINKE |College of Biological Science, Department of Integrative Biology / Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (CBG), University of Guelph

15.50 - 16.20

COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

16.20 - 18.00

PANEL DISCUSSION & 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 Panelists:

Canadian Speakers:

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

  • Ms. Irina ŠLOSAR | EUREKA National Project Coordinator, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
  • Ms. Nicole ARBOUR | Acting Director, International Relations, Government and International Relations, 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

Venue: Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW), "BMWFW Veranstaltungsräume", Freyung 3, 1010 Vienna, Austria

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 – 09.45

KEYNOTE

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

09.45 – 10.30

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 | Head of Department, Department Building Assessments, Austrian Institute for Healthy and Ecological Building (IBO)
  • Mr. Martin WILKENING | Head of Institute, Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials, Graz University of Technology
  • Mr. René HOFMANN |  Head of Research Area, Research Area Industrial Energy Systems, Institute for Energy Systems and Thermodynamics, Vienna University of Technology

Canadian Panelists:

10.30 – 11.15

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:

  • Mr. Brent HERBERT-COPLEY | Executive Vice-President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • Mr. Geoff CUNFER | Professor of History, College of Arts and Science, Department of History, University of Saskatchewan
11.15 - 11.45

COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

11.45 - 12.30

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:

12.30 - 12.45

CONCLUDING REMARKS

12.45 - 14.00

NETWORKING LUNCH

   
13.00 - 14.30

Matchmaking Workshop for Horizon 2020 Call Topic: "SC1-BHC-05-2018: International Flaghip collaboration with Canada for human data storage, integration and sharing to enable personalised medicine approaches"
(Further informations/details have already been provided to registered participants)

Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)
"Fechtsaal" (3rd Floor)
Freyung 1
1010 Vienna

14.00 – 17.00

BILATERAL (B2B) MEETINGS
(Bilateral B2B Meetings - How It Works!)

Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)
"Veranstaltungsräume"
Freyung 3
1010 Vienna

17.00 CLOSING OF DAY 2

 

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Registration
closed since 8 Sep 2017
Organisers
Schedule
Registration 6 May – 8 Sep
Meeting Selection 1 Sep – 14 Sep
Event 21 Sep – 22 Sep
Details
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue For more details see menu point "Venue & Travel"
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 66
Meetings 47
Participants
Austria 179
Belgium 1
Canada 19
Slovak Republic 2
United States of America 1
Total 202
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