EARTO Annual Conference 2014
Vienna, May 8-9, 2014

Dear participants, we are pleased to invite you to the EARTO 2014 Annual Conference which will be held in Vienna, Austria May 08-09, 2014. The 2014 EARTO Annual Conference theme is "How can RTOs support the Re-Industrialization in Europe". The Conference will be hosted by FORSCHUNG AUSTRIA. We hope that you will join us in the discussions and exchanges and so help to make this Conference a success. Sincerely, EARTO & FORSCHUNG AUSTRIA

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13:00 Opening Ceremony

Moderator: Wolfgang Pribyl, Chairman, Programme Committee, CEO, JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Austria

Welcome notes:

  • Wolfgang Pribyl, Chairman, Programme Committee, CEO, JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Austria
  • Gabriele Ambros, President, FORSCHUNG AUSTRIA, Managing Partner, BOHMANN Publishing Group, Austria
  • Maria Khorsand, EARTO Vice-President, CEO, SP, Sweden
13:30 Keynotes
  • Robert-Jan Smits, General Director, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Paul Rübig, Member of European Parliament
  • Andreas Reichhardt, General Director of the Section Innovation and Telecommunications, on behalf of Doris Bures, Minister, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology of the Republic of Austria
14:30 Challenge of manufacturing/production in Europe

Introduction and Moderation: Maria Khorsand, EARTO Vice-President, CEO, SP, Sweden

Part 1 – Industry view presentations: “Strategy & Needs”

  • Anna Hochhauser, Secretary General, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich / Austrian Economic Chambers (WKÖ), with focus on SMEs
  • Jean-Luc Di Paola-Galloni, Vice-President, Sustainable Development and External Affairs, Valeo, France
  • Axel Greiner, President Federation of Upper Austrian Industry, Greiner Group, Austria
  • Peter Schwab, Director R&D, voestalpine Steel Division, Austria
  • Sabine Herlitschka, CEO, Infineon Technologies Austria

16:00 Coffee break (30 Min)

Part 2 – RTOs supporting the industry:

  • Wolfgang Knoll, CEO, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Wolfgang Pribyl, CEO, JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Austria
  • Frank Treppe, Director, Corporate Strategy and International Affairs, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany
  • Gabriel Crean, Vice-President for Technology and Director for European Affairs, CEA DRT, CEA, France
  • Marc Lemmer, CEO, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
18:00 End of first day
19:30 Evening Reception by Mayor of Vienna

Vienna City Hall, Senate Chamber, Rathaus, A-1082 Vienna

(Bus transfer from conference site 7:00 pm)

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Speaker Lineup
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Marc Lemmer

Marc Lemmer
holds a PhD in Polymer Chemistry from the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, ...
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Bernhard Puttinger, CEO of ECO WORLD STYRIA

Bernhard Puttinger
born in 1974, is a trained engineer in the field of energy and building technologies and ...
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Johannes Hahn, Credit © European Union, 2014

Johannes Hahn
Born in 1957 in Vienna, Austria   Political career Since 2010: Member of the European ...
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Andreas Reichhardt

Andreas Reichhardt
Vice-Minister for Innovation und Telecommunication / Head of Section III Federal Ministry ...
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Gabriel M. Crean

Gabriel M. Crean
Professor Gabriel Crean is Vice-President for Technology and Director for Europe, of ...
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Khalil Rouhana

Khalil Rouhana
is the director for “Components & Systems” in DG CONNECT (Communications ...
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Reinhard_Willfort-Zitz

Reinhard Willfort
studied Telematik and Economy at the University of Technology Graz. In 1997 he started a ...
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Frank Treppe

Frank Treppe
born in 1956. His background is mechanical engineering. He graduated at the Technical ...
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Georges Kotrotsios

Georges Kotrotsios
is member of the Executive Board of CSEM, in charge of commercialisation of R&D. His ...
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Anne-Christine Ritschkoff

Anne-Christine Ritschkoff
obtained her PhD in Biosciences at the University of Helsinki, Finland in 1996. She has ...
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Mario Müller

Mario Müller
Geburtsdatum 12.04.1969 Geburtsort Graz   Ausbildung 2002 – 2004 Doktorat in ...
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Anna Maria Hochhauser

Anna Maria Hochhauser
geboren am 8. Juli 1956 in Oberösterreich, verheiratet, 1 Tochter Ausbildung Studium der ...
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Prof. Wolfgang Knoll, wissenschaftlicher Geschaeftsfuehrer des AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Foto: Peter Rigaud c/o Shotview Photographers 25.9.2012 - ACHTUNG: Werknutzungsbewilligung: Presse, Internet, international fuer 3 Jahre

Wolfgang Knoll
hat Physik und Biophysik an der Technischen Universität Karlsruhe und der Universität ...
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Egbert-Jan Sol

Egbert-Jan Sol
is Director of Innovation and responsible for the Nanotech, Instrumentation & ...
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Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni

Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni
Born in 1970, Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni is Valeo Group Corporate Vice-President ...
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Michel CATINAT

Michel Catinat
is a senior civil servant of the European Commission. Since 2010, he is Head of the Unit ...
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Muriel Attané

Muriel Attané
EARTO Secretary General since 1st July 2013. Muriel Attané has 12 years first-hand ...
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Marco Falzetti

Marco Falzetti
Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering at Università degli Studi di Roma La ...
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Andreas Gerstenmayer

Andreas Gerstenmayer
born on 18 February 1965 and is a German citizen. He studied Production Engineering at ...
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Tatu Koljonen

Tatu Koljonen
As Director, Strategic Networks and Operations, Tatu Koljonen is responsible for ...
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Peter Schwab

Peter Schwab
has been head of R&D at voestalpine AG (137 million euros R&D budget, 53 research ...
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Wolfgang Pribyl

Wolfgang Pribyl
Born: 1953, Gleisdorf, Austria 1977: Master Degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering ...
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Maria Khorsand

Maria Khorsand
Career record Oct. 2007-Current , SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, CEO 2006, ...
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Klaus Pseiner, Austrian Research Promotion Agency

Klaus Pseiner
Institutional Education 1969-1974: Institution of higher education (HTL Ferlach, ...
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Dr. Paul Rübig 
Member of the European Parliament

Paul Rübig
born in 1953 in Wels, studied at the University of Linz, Upper Austria, where in 1978 he ...
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Jo De Boeck

Jo De Boeck
Jo De Boeck, Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, imec   Jo De Boeck ...
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Hyperion Ltd

Seán McCarthy
Seán McCarthy Hyperion Ltd   is Managing Director of Hyperion Ltd. Hyperion ...
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Greiner Holding

Axel Greiner
Axel Greiner, President Federation of Upper Austrian Industry, Greiner Group   Axel ...
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Infineon Technologies Austria

Sabine Herlitschka
Sabine Herlitschka, CEO, Infineon Technologies Austria   Sabine Herlitschka is ...
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Brigitte Bach

Brigitte Bach
Brigitte Bach, Head of Energy Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology   ...
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