Bold People for a Bold Europe: How to attract and retain talents?


Workshop in co-operation with Forschung Austria
at the Alpbacher Technologieforum 2023, Alpbach

Module “Europe in the World Days”
August 29th, 2023

This year’s Alpbach motto (“Bold Europe”) suggests that Europe must contribute to shaping the world with more courage. In this workshop we argue that a bold Europe needs bold people.

We ask ourselves questions like: How can we define “boldness” (or “courage”) or, how can we attract, develop and then retain these talented people?

Moderator: Siegfried Reich, Salzburg Research

Siegfried Reich
Managing Director and Head of Research, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft

Welcome: Gabriele Ambros, president Forschung Austria und CEO Verlag Holzhausen

Gabriele Ambros
President of Forschung Austria


Irmela Kofler

Dr. Irmela Kofler
Scientist and area manager in low carbon energy systems at the competence centre K1-met

Christof Gattringer

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christof Gattringer
President FWF – the Austrian Science Fund

Antje Kückemanns
PHR development at Headquarters of Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

And three representatives from the Alpbach scholarship programm:

  • Bahara Muradi
  • Kiyesola Kolawole
  • Andrea Scherer

Siegfried Reich

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