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FFG FORUM 2018 >> BEST OF AUSTRIA MEETS EUROPE

The major annual event of FFG

The FFG FORUM 2018 deals with the topics "Impact", "Digitalisation", "Infrastructure", "Austria" and "Europe" in the broadest sense. The focus is on Austrian research successes as well as European dimensions and social impacts and challenges for applied research and the exploitation of research findings.
Federal Minister Margarete Schramböck, Federal Minister Norbert Hofer and Federal Minister Heinz Faßmann will participate in the FFG FORUM 2018 and face the discussion. The FFG 2018 annual event will take place during the Austrian EU Presidency and will be organised as a "Presidency Event" to be opened by EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas.
Date 13.09.2018 12:30 - 13.09.2018 21:30
Location Museumsquartier Wien, Hall E Museumsplatz 1 A-1070 Vienna
TopicService Innovations, Society, Information technology, Human resources, Life sciences, Materials and production, Mobility, Security, Environment and energy, Further issues, Space
Target groupSME, Large enterprises, Universities, Universities of applied sciences, Competence centres, Research facilities, Single researchers, Start-up, Non-profit organisations, Regional administrative bodies, Multiplikatoren / Intermediäre
Type of event-
FFG Unit of organisationGeneral
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FFG FORUM 2018 >> BEST OF AUSTRIA MEETS EUROPE
 

>>  13:00 Expert Talks
>>  18:00 Evening Session
>>  Requests: forum@ffg.at

During the week of the FFG FORUM the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) also organizes the BE OPEN - Science & Society Festival


 

The Programme
(work in progress - changes possible)


 

Expert Talks

12:30 h Welcome

 

13:00 h OPENING FFG FORUM 2018 | Nurturing Talents Prize

 

Heinz FASSMANN
Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research

Carlos MOEDAS
EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation

Henrietta EGERTH and Klaus PSEINER
Managing Directors, Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG

Helga NOWOTNY
Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria; former President European Research Council (ERC)

Awardees

 

Panel 1: Impact – made in Europe

 

Mark FERGUSON
Director General, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

Peter PRENNINGER
Corporate Research Coordination, AVL List GmbH

Michael STAUDINGER
Director, Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG)

Klement TOCKNER
President, Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Lena TSIPOURI
Professor of Economics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Barbara WEITGRUBER
Director General, Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

Andrea HÖGLINGER
Department Manager, Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG

 

Panel 2: Masters of Export and Digital Change

 

Regina GRILLARI
CTO and Co-Founder, Evercyte; Co-Founder of TamiRNA, Phoenestra and Remute Bio; Assoc. Prof. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Philipp VON LATTORFF
Director General, Boehringer Ingelheim RCV

Ludwig PEKAREK
Managing Director, DOKA 

Ulrich SCHUH
Director General, Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs

Birgit TAUBER and Andreas WILDBERGER
Department Manager, Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG

 

Panel 3: Infrastructure and Digitalisation

 

Franz M. ANDROSCH
Senior Vice President, Research Development and Innovation, voestalpine AG

Monika FORSTINGER
CEO, proquest Riskmanagement | Member of the Supervisory Board of ÖBB Holding

Wilhelm MOLTERER
Managing Director, European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)

Andreas REICHHARDT
Secretary General, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Georg KRAUSE

Board, Plaut AG; Advisory Board, Digitalisation Agency

Emmanuel GLENCK and Andreas GEISLER
Department Manager, Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG

 

Moderator:

Gerald GROSS
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17:15 h Welcome

Evening Session

18:00 h

Norbert HOFER
Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Margarete SCHRAMBÖCK
Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs

Gertrude TUMPEL-GUGERELL
Chair of the Supervisory Board, Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG

Christian KOLONOVITS
Austrian composer, conducter and music producer

Henrietta EGERTH and Klaus PSEINER
Managing Directors, Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG

 

Moderator: Andi KNOLL, radio station "Ö3"

Networking

 

REGISTRATION
Requests: forum@ffg.at

 

Changes possible
Translation with support from the EU Council Presidency Translator