Science-Industry Talk 2016

New Science. New Business  

In many ways IST Austria is pursuing novel approaches – as it performs and manages research as well as how it addresses the translation of science into applications at and around its campus. The Science-Industry Talk 2016 provides a forum to discuss ways how to support the developments of spin offs, how to cooperate with industry and how to build an innovative ecosystem.


05:30pm Cocktail Reception
06:00pm Welcome Words

  • Thomas A. Henzinger | President IST Austria
  • Christoph Neumayer | Director General Federation of Austrian Industries
  • Petra Bohuslav | Minister for Economy, Tourism and Sports, Government of Lower Austria
  • Barbara Weitgruber | Director General for Scientific Research & International Relations, BMWFW

06:20pm Interactive Panel & Discussion

Experts Panel:

  • Burton Lee | European Entrepreneurship & Innovation Stanford School of Engineering, Managing Director, Innovarium Ventures, Silicon Valley, USA
  • Georg Kopetz | Member of the Executive Board, TTTech Computertechnik AG
  • Peter Nussbaumer | Managing Director & Head of Medicinal Chemistry Lead Discovery Center GmbH, Dortmund
  • Elisabeth Engelbrechtsmüller-Strauß | CEO/CFO, Fronius International GmbH
  • Markus Wanko | Head of Technology Transfer, IST Austria

IST Austria Inventors:

  • Bernd Bickel | Assistant Professor Computer Graphics and Digital Fabrication, IST Austria
  • Björn Hof | Full Professor Turbulence, Fluid Dynamics, Bio-Fluidics, IST Austria
  • Harald Janovjak | Assistant Professor Synthetic Physiology, IST Austria
  • Gaia Novarino | Assistant Professor Neurodevelopmental Disorders, IST Austria 

Future IST PARK Tenants:

  • Mark Laws | MD W2P Engineering GmbH
  • Roland Zeillinger | CEO PRIME Aerostructures GmbH
  • Christian Pawlu | CEO Crystalline Mirror Solutions GmbH

Alumni in Industry:

  • Martin Chmelik | Research Engineer TTTech Computertechnik AG
  • Alexander Eichner | European and German Patent Attorney candidate Grund Intellectual Property Group, Munich
  • Stefan Huber | R&D Engineer Bernecker + Rainer Industrie Elektronik GmbH

Concluding remarks by Georg Schneider | Managing Director IST Austria

Get-together and Buffet

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 06:00pm



Free shuttle buses will be provided:
Shuttle 1 05:12pm from U4 Heiligenstadt (Bus No. 242) - return at 08:49pm
Shuttle 2 04:45pm from Haus der Industrie, Schwarzenbergplatz 4 - return at 09:20pm

Time Tuesday | October 04, 2016 | 05:30pm - 08:00pm