Fridays for Future and Thursdays for Research? Applied research for “The great Transformation”


Breakout Session 1 at the Alpbach Technology Forum 2021, Alpbach, August 26th 14:00 – 17:00, in cooperation with Forschung Austria

26. August 2021, 14:00 – 17:00 Uhr

This session’s title suggests that research is the motor behind transformation. Hence, if Fridays are for future, then Thursdays are for research. In particular, we will discuss the role of applied research in the great transformation. What do we need to transform? What first? How can we do that? What is the role for RTOs (research and technology organisations)? What is the role of companies? How can politics and funding agencies put the right framework conditions in place?

Chair: Univ.-Doz. Dr. Siegfried Reich, Managing Director Salzburg Research


Leonore Gewessler
federal minister of the Austrian ministry for climate action, environment, energy, mobility, innovation and technology

Johannes Stangl
Activist at Fridays for Future Austria

Stefan Lechtenböhmer
Director at Wuppertal Institute

Alexander Ronacher
Head of Innovation at Rosenbauer AG

Brigitte Bach
COO Salzburg AG

Katja Schechtner
Research Fellow, MIT Senseable City Lab

Klaus Pseiner
Managing Director FFG

Siegfried Reich
Managing Director Salzburg Research

Siegfried Reich

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