Lisbon 2.1. – Challenges and Opportunities


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Dr Bernhard Pelzl, Joanneum Research, Austria, Towards Lisbon 2.1, September 28, 2007, Ljubljana

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  • Lisbon 2.1. – Challenges and Opportunities

    1. 1. JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH Sustainability and Environment  Information Technology  Electronics and Sensor Technology  Materials and Processing  Economy and Technology  Medical Technology 
    2. 2. JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH Workshop Towards Lisbon 2.1. Lisbon 2.1. – Challenges and Opportunities Hon.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pelzl Ljubljana, 28th September 2007
    3. 3. Content <ul><li>Brief overview of JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH </li></ul><ul><li>Lisbon 2.1. Challenges and Opportunities </li></ul>
    4. 4. JOANNEUM RESEARCH <ul><li>Carries out applied research </li></ul><ul><li>Among the best-performing RTOs in Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>Basic scientific aims </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to improve the domestic scientific/technological infrastructure, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to increase technology transfer potentials, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to enhance technology transfer to the Styrian economy. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. The Four Main Tasks of JOANNEUM RESEARCH <ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional, National, International </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transfer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science, Industry, Politics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research & Development and Consulting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experts for Trade and Industry </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. The Corporate Mission of JOANNEUM RESEARCH <ul><li>Corporate mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To strengthen Styria as a business location </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Corporate strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top scientific quality and economic effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous self-evaluation and renewal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative and problem solving capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permanent anticipation and market monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Node of an international network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European Region Adria-Alpe-Pannonia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparing innovative and committed employees for leadership tasks in research, business and administration </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Locations of JOANNEUM RESEARCH Graz Leoben Weiz Frohnleiten Niklasdorf Vienna Hartberg
    8. 8. Central Services and Maintenance Computer Center Finance and Controlling Research Planning,Technology Consulting and Project Management As of 1 January 2007 1 Competence Center within the Kind/Knet Programme of the Federal Ministry for Economics and Labour. 2 Competence Center within the Kplus Programme of the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology.  Advanced Computer Vision GesmbH 2  Applied Biocatalysis 2  Austrian Bioenergy Centre GmbH 2  Competence Network Water-resources GmbH 1  FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences  Styria GmbH  HyCentA Research GmbH  Knowledge Management Center (KNOW) 2  Materials Center Leoben 2  NanoTecCenter Weiz  Polymer Competence Center Leoben GesmbH 2 <ul><li>The Virtual Vehicle 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Timber Engineering Research 1 </li></ul><ul><li>BioNanoNet </li></ul> Christian Doppler Laboratory for Advanced Functional Materials Divisions and Institutes Administration and Services Networked Media Information Systems and Information Management DIV 2 Information Technology Chemical Process Development and Control Digital Image Processing Applied Systems Technology DIV 3 Electronics and Sensor Technology Technology and Regional Policy DIV 5 Economy and Technology Applied Statistics and Systems Analysis Sustainable Techniques and Systems Water Resources Management Energy Research DIV 1 Sustainability and Environment Non-Invasive Diagnosis Medical Technologies and Health Management DIV 6 Medical Technology Shareholdings in other companies CD-Laboratory JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH Management Leoben Laser Centre Materials and Processing Nanostructured Materials and Photonics DIV 4
    9. 9. International Activities of JOANNEUM RESEARCH <ul><li>Ownership of JOANNEUM RESEARCH </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Styrian Government (90%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TNO (10%) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Projects worldwide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EU Framework Programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Programmes of the European Space Agency (ESA) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EARTO European Association of Research and Technology Organisations </li></ul><ul><li>YEAR Young European Associated Researchers </li></ul><ul><li>European Region Adria-Alpe-Pannonia </li></ul>
    10. 10. Lisbon Strategy 2.1. Challenges and Opportunities <ul><li>Status quo in Austria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small country with high innovative capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation as a prerequisite for international competitiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation requires R&D as a basis for business development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimate for 2007: R&D expenditure of EUR 6.84 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R&D quota in 2006: 2.47%; estimate for 2007: 2.54% </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Lisbon Strategy 2.1. Challenges and Opportunities <ul><ul><li>National research strategy as a basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questioning the composition of the R&D quota </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matching the funding programmes to the respective strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate existing funding programmes for efficiency and effectiveness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pool existing strengths </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Lisbon Strategy 2.1. Challenges and Opportunities <ul><ul><li>Definition of research? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Applied research: market requirements and monetary value of results </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research serving the development of societies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demand – Products </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aim of research? </li></ul></ul>Foto:dpa
    13. 13. Lisbon Strategy 2.1. Challenges and Opportunities <ul><ul><li>Constant competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic growth and wealth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical mass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quantity = Quality? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Lisbon Strategy 2.1. Challenges and Opportunities <ul><ul><li>Globalisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Global culture versus cultural diversity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial success </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership and power </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Lisbon Strategy 2.1. Challenges and Opportunities <ul><ul><li>Regionalisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Role and instrument </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Competition of cultures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion of values in Europe </li></ul></ul></ul>Tracht, Pongau
    16. 16. Lisbon Strategy 2.1. Challenges and Opportunities <ul><ul><li>Scientific platform in the European Region Adria-Alpe-Pannonia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional cooperation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slovenian Jo ž ef Stefan Institute </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Croatian Ruđer Bošković Institute </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I mprovement of scientific, economic and social integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extending expertise and technology transfer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>N ew strategy forms of R&D </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitati on of new joint research infrastructure </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH [email_address] Steyrergasse 17 8010 Graz, Austria