PROGRAM.

Program April 28-29, 2021

MI 28
CONFERENCE DAY
DO 29
CONFERENCE DAY
ONLINE
Online
ONLINE
tba
BURG HASEGG
Beheimsaal
SALZLAGER
MAIN STAGE - Große Säulenhalle
SALZLAGER
Kleine Säulenhalle
EXKURSION
Outdoor
BURG HASEGG
Raum 2
SALZLAGER
SIDE STAGE - Kleine Säulenhalle
BURG HASEGG
Raum 3
BURG HASEGG
Raum 4
BURG HASEGG
Raum 5
INNOVATION TRAIL
Outdoor
BURG HASEGG
Raum 6
ONLINE
09:00 - 09:15
Opening with Federal Minister Leonore Gewessler
hosted by Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz
Leonore Gewessler, Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie
Deutsch
Englisch

A purposeful turnaround with research and innovation

Change is renewal in action. The next ten years will see a complete transformation of our energy systems. Far-reaching steps toward a complete circular economy must be prepared. How can research, development and innovation act as a driving force for purposeful change in society and the economy? What role does research & development play, also with regard to the ambitious climate targets for 2030 and 2040?
At the MIAConference, everything revolves around these forward-looking questions.

 

09:15 - 09:25
Welcome statement of the conference partners
hosted by Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz
Theresia Vogel, Klima- und Energiefonds
Josef Geisler, Tiroler Landesregierung
Deutsch
Englisch

Outlook on the main topics and highlights of the conference with Theresia Vogel, Managing Director Climate and Energy Fund and Josef Geisler, Regional Minister for Energy and Deputy Governor of Tyrol.

09:25 - 09:50
Keynotes: Innovation is change in action
hosted by Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz
Brigitte Bach, Salzburg AG für Energie, Telekommunikation und Verkehr
Albrecht Reuter, C-Cells und Fichtner IT Consulting GmbH
Deutsch
Englisch

The technologies for sustainable energy generation are on the market. But the decisive factor is how these innovations are implemented in the decentralized overall system. Dr. Albrecht Reuter will present groundbreaking experiences. The overall project manager of the C/sells real laboratory has tested technologies and framework conditions with 2900 test subjects, 78 use cases and 52 sample solutions. The cellular approach shows the importance of motivating market forces.

What does innovation look like at a leading national energy company? What are the biggest challenges for an infrastructure operator in the coming years? Answers to the central questions of the energy transition will be provided by Prof. Dr. Brigitte Bach, Member of the Management Board of Salzburg AG, in her keynote address.

09:50 - 10:30
Rehearsing the energy transition - Best practices
hosted by Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz
Marcel Huber, SynCraft
Adi Gross, Amt der Vorarlberger Landesregierung
Christof Drexel, drexel reduziert GmbH
Andreas Schneemann, Energie Kompass GmbH - Innovationslabor act4energy
Raphaela Reinfeld, Green Energy Lab
Christian Kurz, Green Energy Lab
Susanne Supper, Green Energy Lab
Constantin Vallery, Green Energy Lab
Deutsch
Englisch

For the energy transition to succeed, research initiatives must be successfully transferred to the market. The following five examples show how this can be done:

SynCraft – the self-developed and patented technology for wood-fired power plants originated as a spin-off of MCI Innsbruck. Rector Andreas Altmann and founder Marcel Huber present their success story.

The whole country is a real laboratory. Climate and energy expert Adi Groß and Christof Drexel present initiatives from Vorarlberg and explain how they also succeed in getting people excited about the energy transition and innovations.

Act4Energy is the innovation lab for energy innovation and digitalization. Supported by the Climate Protection Ministry as part of the “City of the Future” funding program, research projects are being implemented in 10 communities in southern Burgenland.

The Green Energy Lab bundles research projects and shapes innovation. Open innovation processes enable fast access to knowledge and technology by networking different approaches of private and public companies, research institutes and start-ups with customers.

NEFI – New Energy for Industry – is an innovation network of science, technology providers and companies. Its goal is to show the way to decarbonization of industry. In the SANBA project, an anergy network is being developed for an area that is fed, among other things, with industrial low-temperature waste heat from a neighboring company.

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Deutsch
Englisch

Take a short screen break.

Get out into the fresh air.

Recharge your batteries.

Come back invigorated.

11:00 - 11:25
Keynote: The economic opportunities of a smart energy transition
hosted by Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz
Deutsch
Englisch
11:25 - 12:00
Ceremonial presentation of the Mission Innovation Austria Awards 2021
hosted by Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz
Leonore Gewessler, Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie
Klaus Pseiner, Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft FFG
Theresia Vogel, Klima- und Energiefonds
Gerhard Christiner, Austrian Power Grid AG
Barbara Schmidt, Österreichs E-Wirtschaft
Edeltraud Stiftinger, Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH
Deutsch
Englisch

A highlight of the Mission Innovation Austria Conference is the presentation of the MIA Awards by Federal Minister Leonore Gewessler.

2021 Awards will be presented for outstanding achievements in the following four categories:

  1. Tech Solution and Local Hero: Projects from applied research & development and for pilot and demonstration projects.
  2. Resilient Energy Systems: solutions for a secure energy supply of the future
  3. Entrepreneur: projects by young founders, start-ups and new business models
  4. Next Generation: for academic scientific work and projects

The respective partners will introduce the winners in a laudatory speech. Afterwards, the winning projects are presented.

MIA Award Partner: Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws), Austrian Power Grid (APG), Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft (FFG), Klima- und Energiefonds, Oesterreichs Energie

12:00 - 13:00
Tyrol 2050: The path to an energy-autonomous Alpine region
hosted by Standortagentur Tirol & Energie Tirol
Bruno Oberhuber, Energie Tirol
Dhara Meyer, Energie Tirol
Kerstin Neumann, Universität Innsbruck
Werner Kössler, Koessler-Sustainability-Consulting
Deutsch
Englisch
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch Break

3 Tips for a climate-friendly and healthy lunch

  1. Buy regional and seasonal food
  2. Replace meat with vegetables more often
  3. Enjoy the meal in nice company
14:00 - 14:10
Innovations for circular economy
hosted by Standortagentur Tirol & Energie Tirol

Opening and Welcome

Europe wants to become the first climate-neutral continent on earth by 2050. The Green Deal aims to make this goal a reality. The circular economy plays a key role on this path. The principle of the Circular Economy will fundamentally change our previous, largely linear economy and become a key driver of innovation. We approach this opportunity/challenge with a look at the European framework for action, present the BMK’s new RTI initiative Circular Economy, bring pioneers into the picture and discuss new forms of cooperation to close the circle.

 

14:10 - 14:30
Keynote - Resource Productivity and Climate-Positive Prosperity - Tyrol's Next Business Model?
hosted by Standortagentur Tirol & Energie Tirol
14:30 - 14:45
EU circular economy action plan and national implementation
hosted by Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz
14:45 - 15:00
RDI initiative circular economy and update on the circular economy strategy of the federal government
hosted by Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz
15:00 - 15:25
RAIQA: Social Urban Mining – from old to new
hosted by Standortagentur Tirol & Energie Tirol
15:25 - 15:50
Discussion with the speakers
hosted by Standortagentur Tirol & Energie Tirol
15:50 - 16:10
Coffee Break
16:10 - 16:30
Key Messages from the MIA Side Event "Circular Economy"
hosted by Standortagentur Tirol & Energie Tirol
16:30 - 16:45
Montanwerke Brixlegg: : 100% Secondary Raw Materials & Zero Waste on an Industrial Scale
hosted by Standortagentur Tirol & Energie Tirol
16:45 - 17:10
Batteries: Design, Safety & Recycling
hosted by Green Tech Cluster
17:10 - 17:45
Discussion with the speakers
hosted by Standortagentur Tirol & Energie Tirol
ONLINE
Online
ONLINE
tba
BURG HASEGG
Beheimsaal
SALZLAGER
MAIN STAGE - Große Säulenhalle
SALZLAGER
Kleine Säulenhalle
EXKURSION
Outdoor
BURG HASEGG
Raum 2
SALZLAGER
SIDE STAGE - Kleine Säulenhalle
BURG HASEGG
Raum 3
BURG HASEGG
Raum 4
BURG HASEGG
Raum 5
INNOVATION TRAIL
Outdoor
BURG HASEGG
Raum 6
ONLINE
09:00 - 09:25
Climate change needs countermeasures and adaptation: Now, not later!
hosted by Klima- und Energiefonds
Leonore Gewessler, Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie
Theresia Vogel, Klima- und Energiefonds
Heidrun Maier-de Kruijff, Verband kommunaler Unternehmen Österreichs

“When someone undertakes a journey, there is a lot to tell. Today we report from a journey full of possibilities of sustainable transformation in Austrian (small)cities!”

Personalities with different expertise talk about the topic “Climate Crisis in the (Small)City”. Realistic strategies and necessary collaborations will be presented

09:25 - 10:30
Exciting journey to showcase projects in Austria's (small) cities - imitation explicitly desired!
hosted by Klima- und Energiefonds
Inge Strassl, SIR - Salzburger Institut für Raumordnung & Wohnen

Accompany us to places and people who prove that imaginative solutions do not necessarily have to be developed in the metropolises of this earth, but can be created and disseminated close to the people and their needs – in the small towns of Austria!

We visit on our today’s journey:

  • New construction of energy-efficient and climate-fit urban neighborhoods in (small) cities.
  • Examples of climate-smart redevelopment of urban quarters in (small) cities.
  • Sustainable mobility solutions in (small) cities.
  • Outstanding projects of successful climate change adaptation.
  • Exemplary implementations of ecological and sustainable lifestyles.
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30
What can your smart and future-oriented urban project look like? - The Climate and Energy Fund supports you!
hosted by Klima- und Energiefonds
Gerfried Koch, Stadtgemeinde Baden
Julia Beck, tatwort Nachhaltige Projekte GmbH
Robert Hinterberger, NEW ENERGY Capital Invest GmbH
Helga Krismer, Stadtgemeinde Baden
Peter Eisenschenk, Stadtgemeinde Tulln

Curious and now full of drive? The Climate and Energy Fund can also support you with its range of funding to implement your ideas for sustainable and climate-friendly urban development! We have for the development and implementation of good project ideas, the right funding and support offer.

We explain in detail:

  • Which offers the Climate and Energy Fund provides for (small) cities currently and in the future.
  • What a (small) city can do to meet the challenges posed by the climate crisis.
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:10
Hydrogen and its key global role
hosted by WIVA P&G
Englisch

Hydrogen as an important building block for decarbonizing the economic system

Sector coupling is not just a buzzword, but its implementation will be decisive for the success of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Joint approaches to solutions in the energy, mobility and industry sectors will be in demand. Hydrogen and climate-neutral gases will play a decisive role here. As a European energy hub and a nation with a strong industrial base, Austria can play a pioneering role in many areas. The projects in the WIVA P&G showcase region will develop the necessary technologies and implement them in demonstration projects.

 

14:10 - 14:45
Why Hydrogen? Why Hydrogen now?
hosted by WIVA P&G
Englisch

Hydrogen and carbon-neutral gases will play an important role in sector coupling. Thus, these products can be used in many ways, contributing to the sustainable development of our economic system: they can be stored, transported and used to generate electricity, heat and power in mobile and stationary applications. Paul Lucchese, as Chairman of IEA Hydrogen, gives us insight into the international challenges and cross-sector potentials and opportunities for hydrogen use and why now.

14:45 - 15:20
Paths to climate neutrality with hydrogen and climate-neutral gases
hosted by WIVA P&G
Deutsch

Hydrogen represents a central element in the transition to a sustainable economic system. The central role in the use of hydrogen is its climate neutrality on the one hand and the necessary competitiveness and security of supply on the other. The turnaround to a climate-neutral energy supply is feasible by 2050, but requires clear strategies, for which the use of methane pyrolysis will be necessary in addition to the electrolytic production of hydrogen. Gerald Linke represents the views of both the DVGW (German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water) and ERIG (Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches) and relates his explanations to both the German and European energy systems.

15:20 - 15:50
PAUSE & Panoptikum: Homedelivery

Since spring 2020, Ars Electronica has also been delivering digital content directly to your home.
Christoph Kremer, Managing Director of the Ars Electronica Center, presents his personal favorites from almost a year of Home Delivery.

15:50 - 17:30
Prospects for hydrogen in industry
hosted by WIVA P&G
Stephan Bauer, RAG Austria AG
Richard Schauperl, AVL List GmbH
Nikolaus Fleischhacker, FEN Sustain Systems GmbH / Green Energy Center Europe
Zita Baumann, INNIO Jenbacher GmbH & CO OG
Deutsch

Interactive WIVA P&G project presentation on hydrogen in the transformation of the economic system.
Keynote presentations and discussion with the online audience.

  • H2 in energy and industry
  • H2 and mobility
  • H2 and integration in regional development concepts

NOMINATIONS

MIA AWARD

The Mission Innovation Austria Award recognizes outstanding achievements of individuals as well as of companies in the field of innovative energy technology solutions.

VIDEOS ANSEHEN

SO THAT
ENERGY INNOVATION
MAY SUCCEED.

The Mission Innovation Austria Online is the place for everyone,
who are actively shaping the transformation process of the energy system with the development and implementation of new technologies and solutions.