9:00 – 11:00

Joining forces for a climate-neutral society

Part 1

In her opening speech, the Federal Minister presents the major mission priorities of Austrian research, technology and innovation policy: Energy transition, circular economy and climate-neutral city. In his impulse statement, Landesrat Achleitner focuses on the energy technology lead region of Upper Austria. Theresia Vogel, Managing Director of the Climate and Energy Fund and long-standing partner of Mission Innovation Austria Week, completes the opening session with her keynote statement.

The Mission Innovation Austria Awards 2022 will be presented in four categories. For the first time, projects on the key topics of energy transition, circular economy and climate-neutral city could be submitted.

The morning session will be moderated by Christian Spanik.

9:00 – 9:30 Welcoming address

Federal Minister Leonore Gewessler

Markus Achleitner, Regional Minister for Economic Affairs of Upper Austria

Theresia Vogel, Climate and Energy Fund

9:40 – 9:55  Mission-oriented RTI strategy.

Henriette Spyra, BMK

9:55 Uhr – 10:15 Uhr MIA-Awards  

Bundesministerin Leonore Gewessler

Markus Achleitner, Land Oberösterreich

Theresia Vogel, Klima- und Energiefonds

Barbara Schmidt, Oesterreichs Energie

Edeltraut Stiftinger, AWS

Klaus Pseiner, FFG

10:15 – 11:00 Energy innovations from Upper Austria

Markus Achleitner, Upper Austrian Provincial Councillor for Economic Affairs

Ulrike Rabmer-Koller, Rabmer Group

Werner Fiedl, Fronius International GmbH

Moderation Gerhard Dell, Energy Saving Association Upper Austria

11:00 until 11:30 Coffee Break at Wonder

11:30 – 13:00
Joining forces for a climate-neutral society
Part 2

11:30 – 11:50 Net Zero in industry too? We show how!

Martin Pischler, RHI Magnesita GmbH

11:50 – 12:10 “Rehearsing the energy transition – (how) is that possible?” New research designs with technology, market and people

Michael Hübner, Federal Ministry for Climate Protection

Hans Schnitzer, StadtLABOR Innovations for urban quality of life GmbH

Dara Meyer, Tyrol

12:10 – 12:30 Mission “Climate Neutral City” – Cities as Pioneers of Climate Neutrality

Volker Schaffler, BMK

Helmut Strasser, SIR-Salzburg Institute for Spatial Planning and Housing

Martin Russ, AustriaTech

12:30 – 13:00 Research, Technology and Innovation Initiative Circular Economy

Andreas Tschulik, BMK

13:00 – 14:00 Break



14:00 – 15:30
Linear becomes “Circular” – RTI paves the way to the circular economy – Part 1

14:00 – 14:15 RTI Circular Economy Initiative

René Albert, BMK

The new Austrian circular economy strategy announces initiatives along the entire life cycle of products. Instead of the hitherto linear model of “take, make and dispose”, the circular economy aims to introduce materials into the cycle again and again.

14:15 – 14:25 Circularity hubs Methodologies & Funding

Maria Wirth, alchemia-nova GmbH

14:25 – 14:35 Safe and sustainable critical materials in new energy technologies.

Birte Holst Jørgensen, Chair of the IEA Expert Group on R&D Priority Setting and Assessment, Technical University of Denmark.

14:35 – 14:45 Technology Roadmap Sustainable Plastics Solutions

Christian Mayr, Plastics Cluster, Business Upper Austria – OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH

14:45 – 15:30 Textiles in the cycle

Julia Schmitt, Institute for Integrated Quality Design, JKU Linz

Christoph Burgstaller, TCKT Transfercenter for Plastics Technology GmbH

Alexander Rinderhofer, GAW technologies GmbH

15:00 until 16:00 Coffee Break at Wonder

Passwort: MIAMeeting

16:00 Uhr – 17:30
Linear becomes “Circular” – RTI paves the way to the circular economy – Part 2

16:00 – 16:40 AI for Circularity

Robert Ginthör, CTO, Head of Data Innovation, Know Center GmbH

Georg Waltner, Senior SW Developer, Scantec

16:40 – 17:30 Closed Loops – Material Flows of the Future AI.

Thomas Nigl, MUL, winner of the Hans Roth Environmental Award

Sabrina Seebacher, PORR Environmental Technology

Harald Hauke, Altstoff Recycling Austria AG


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