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Science-Industry Talk 2019: Capturing Serendipity

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 18:00 - 21:00
Speaker: Babak Parviz, Vice-President (Amazon)
Location: Raiffeisen Lecture Hall
Series: Public outreach event
Host: Markus Wanko
Contact: Dr. Christina Philippi, Head of Events & Outreach (tel. 0043 2243 9000 1132)
Central building lecture hall

Capturing the serendipity of innovation requires an environment that fosters creativity and excellence in research, as well as guiding institutions for the transition into industrial applications. How this can be achieved will be discussed at this Science-Industry Talk 2019, organized jointly by the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) and the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV).

Renowned speakers from both research and industry will talk about the innovation infrastructure established at IST Austria, discuss possible applications of current cutting-edge research at IST Austria, and present successful cases of translating research into industrial implementations.

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Time Program Speaker
5:30pm Registration and Reception
6:00pm Welcome words Claus J. Raidl, Chair of IST Austria Board of Trustees
Georg Kapsch, President Federation of Austrian Industries
Iris Rauskala, Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research
6:20pm Keynote “Capturing Serendipity at the Interface of Science and Industry” Babak Parviz, Vice-President Amazon
6:35pm Panel Discussion “Where serendipity happens (in the innovation life cycle)”
Presenting researchers:
Krzysztof Pietrzak, Professor IST Austria
Georgios Katsaros, Assistant Professor IST Austria
Maria Ibáñez, Assistant Professor IST Austria
Bernd Bickel, Assistant Professor IST Austria
Gaia Novarino, Professor IST Austria
Harold Vladar, CEO Ribbon Biolabs
Babak Parviz, Vice-President Amazon
Dorothee von Laer, Professor Medical University of Innsbruck
Stephan Dertinger, Head of Technology and New Business Building, Merck KGaA
7:25pm Keynote “Successfully captured serendipity: The history of ViraTherapeutics” Dorothee von Laer, Professor Medical University of Innsbruck
7:40pm Closing remarks
Afterwards meet & greet
Moderator Oliver Lehmann


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