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Conference schedule

Friday, 29 April 2016

Time Event Location
  Arrival (pick-up-service from the airports Leipzig and Dresden to the hotel)  
07:00 pm - 10:00 pm Welcome Reception Arts Collections Chemnitz

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Time Event Location
  Arrival (pick-up-service from the airports Leipzig and Dresden to the hotel), leisure time at Chemnitz  
10:00 am - 11:30 am Guided city tour through Chemnitz (primarily for participants in the AC21 Steering Committee) Pick up from the conference hotel ("Hotel an der Oper")
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Lunch Conference hotel ("Hotel an der Oper")
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm AC21 Steering Committee Fraunhofer-Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology
04:00 pm - 04:30 pm Group photo Fraunhofer-Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm Guided city tour through Chemnitz (for guests not participating in the AC21 Steering Committee) Pick up from the conference hotel ("Hotel an der Oper")
Evening Spring Gala (Official Opening of the AC21 International Forum 2016) State Museum of Archeology Chemnitz

Sunday, 01 May 2016

Time Event Location
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Guided Tour through Industrial Museum Chemnitz Industrial Museum Chemnitz
01:00 pm - 03:00 pm Barbecue Technische Universität Chemnitz,
"Altes Heizhaus"
04:00 pm Departure from conference hotel Conference hotel ("Hotel an der Oper")
05:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Guided tour and dinner at "Schloss Wackerbarth" Dresden (vineyard, winery and restaurant)

  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Landgrebe (Managing Director of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology Chemnitz)
"Schloss Wackerbarth" Dresden

Monday, 02 May 2016

Time Event Location
Full day Exhibition – Networks of Innovation for the Transformation of Society Through Science Technische Universität Chemnitz, Main Lecture Hall Building (Vestibule)
09:00 am -
11:00 am

Welcome Addresses and Keynotes

Within this session, the AC21 International Forum 2016 at Technische Universität Chemnitz will be opened by several welcome addresses and keynotes with regard to global networking in science and economy.

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Schubert (Acting Rector of Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany)    CV
  • Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka (Federal Minister of Education and Research, Germany) [video stream]
  • Uwe Gaul (State Secretary of the Saxon State Minister of Science and the Arts, Germany)    CV
  • Barbara Ludwig (Mayor of the City of Chemnitz, Germany)
  • Dr. Peter Seifert (Chairman of the University Council of Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany)
  • Yvonne Pajonk (Student of Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany, and holder of "Deutschlandstipendium" - "Scholarship of Germany")
  • Prof. Dr. Yoshihito Watanabe (AC21 General Secretariat Director, Trustee and Vice-President of Nagoya University, Japan)
    CV + Abstract
  • Dr. Eberhard Alles (Chancellor of Technische Universität Chemnitz, AC21 International Forum Coordinator, Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Margret Wintermantel (President of the German Academic Exchange Service, Germany)    CV
  • Dr. Michael Korte (Head of the Department of Technology Development in the Manufacturing Division of Audi AG Ingolstadt, Germany)  CV

Technische Universität Chemnitz, Main Lecture Hall Building (Room N115)

11:00 am -
11:15 am
Coffee Break Technische Universität Chemnitz, Main Lecture Hall Building (Vestibule)
11:15 am -
12:30 pm

Plenary Panel Discussion: Achieving Excellence in Research and Research Transfer

This plenary will assemble experience and expertise in achieving excellence in research and research transfer within the AC21-network. Presidents and Vice-Presidents respectively from AC21-member institutions will join in the panel with short input talks so to spark a lively debate with the audience.

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Dietrich R.T. Zahn (Professorship for Semiconductor Physics of Technische Universität Chemnitz)    CV

  • Prof. Seiichi Matsuo (President of Nagoya University, Japan)
    CV + Abstract
  • Meredith McQuaid (Associate Vice-President and Dean of International Programs of the University of Minnesota Minneapolis, USA)    
    CV + Abstract  
  • Prof. Julie Owens (Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research Strategy of the University of Adelaide, Australia)     CV     Abstract
  • Prof. Wim de Villiers (Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University, South Africa)    CV    Abstract
  • Prof. Zhiqiang Wu (Vice-President of Tongji University Shanghai, China)     CV     Abstract
Technische Universität Chemnitz, Main Lecture Hall Building (Room N112)
12:30 pm -
12:45 pm
Group photo Technische Universität Chemnitz, Main Lecture Hall Building
12:45 pm -
01:15 pm
Lunch Technische Universität Chemnitz, Main Lecture Hall Building
01:15 pm -
02:00 pm

Guided tour around the Technology Center of the Federal Cluster of Excellence "Merge Technologies for Resource Efficiency" (MERGE) of Technische Universität Chemnitz

In the MERGE-Technology Center, the delegates and guests will have the opportunity to visit the facilities and to get to know the equipment for cutting-edge R&D within the only Federal Cluster of Excellence in the future-oriented field of lightweight engineering in German located at Technische Universität Chemnitz. Furthermore, they will be provided an insight in the profile and work of this cluster by the CEO, Prof. Dr. Lothar Kroll.

  • Prof. Dr. Lothar Kroll (CEO of the Federal Cluster of Excellence „Merge Technologies for Multifunctional Lightweight Structures“ – MERGE of Technische Universität Chemnitz)    CV

Technische Universität Chemnitz, 
MERGE Technology Center

02:15 pm -
03:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Stimulating innovation and a „transfer culture“ within trans-disciplinary, cross-sector networks

This plenary panel sheds light on the topic of stimulating innovation and a „transfer culture“ within trans-disciplinary, cross-sector networks. For this purpose, it brings together vistas from academia, commerce and politics. It starts with ignite talks and then opens up to public debate.

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Welf-Guntram Drossel (Professorship for Adaptronics and Lightweight Design of Technische Universität Chemnitz; Director of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology Chemnitz, Germany)

  • Prof. Dr. Olfa Kanoun (Professorship of Electrical Measurements and Sensor Technology at Technische Universität Chemnitz)   
  • Dennis Kekas (Associate Vice-Chancellor for Partnership, Industry Alliances and Economic Development of North Carolina State University Raleigh, USA)     CV    Abstract   
  • Dr. Stephan Meyer (Member of the Committee on Science and Higher Education, Cultural and Media Affairs of the Saxon State Parliament, Germany)     CV    Abstract
  • Dr. Micaela Schönherr (CFO of KRAUSSMAFFEI GROUP GmbH Munich, Germany)
  • Prof. Shigeaki Zaima (Vice-President for Academia-Industry Collaboration of Nagoya University, Japan)     CV + Abstract
Technische Universität Chemnitz, Main Lecture Hall Building (Room N112)
03:30 pm -
03:45 pm
Coffee Break Technische Universität Chemnitz, Main Lecture Hall Building (Vestibule)
03:45 pm -
05:30 pm

Plenary Panel and Workshop: Taking next steps in international academic networking

Following up on AC21’s plans to intensify and further enhance cooperation and exchange within the network, the panel and workshop aim at gauging the range of potential paths for international academic networking. The session will be based on the delegate’s positions mapping the current state of academic networking following a survey made by AC21 among its member institutions. It will start with a set of incentive talks opening up a comprehensive discussion on how to take the next steps in academic networking.

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Heinrich Lang (Vice-Rector for Research and Promotion of Young Scientists of Technische Universität Chemnitz)    CV

Plenary Panel:

  • Katharina Aly (Director of the International Office of the University of Freiburg, Germany)     CV     Abstract
  • Prof. Dr. Francis Kern (Vice-President for International Relations of the University of Strasbourg, France)    CV     Abstract
  • Robert Kotzé (Senior Director of the Postgraduate & International Office of Stellenbosch University, South Africa)     CV
  • Prof. Bailian Li (Vice-Provost for International Affairs of North Carolina State University)     CV     Abstract
  • Prof. Julie Owens (Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research Strategy of the University of Adelaide, Australia)     CV    Abstract
  • Prof. Jianhua Wang (Vice-President of Northeastern University Shenyang, China)
  • Prof. Yoshihito Watanabe (AC21 General Secretariat Director, Trustee and Vice-President of Nagoya University, Japan)    CV + Abstract 

Workshop:

  • Prof. Dr. Buncha Chinnasri (Acting Assistant to President of Kasetsart University Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Dr. Hamish Cochrane (Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canterbury Christchurch, New-Zealand)
  • Dr. Paripurna C. Poerwoko (Vice-Rector for Cooperation & Alumni of Gadjah Mada University Jogyakarta, Indonesia)
  • Molly Portz (Chief of Staff of GPS Alliance of the University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Jun Xu (Regional Director of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Global Affairs, China)
  • Guangcui Zhang (Director of the Division of International Relations of Jilin University Changchun, China)
Technische Universität Chemnitz, Main Lecture Hall Building (Room N112)
06:00 pm

Excursion and Dinner

Welcome address and guided tour through the plant by the Managing Director & COO of NILES SIMMONS Industrieanlagen GmbH Chemnitz, Dr. Gero Martel

NILES SIMMONS Industrieanlagen GmbH

Tuesday, 03 May 2016

Time Event Location
09:00 am - 10:15 am

Workshop and Discussion: Examining a role model and best practices for creating networks with scientific, economic, political or societal partners in a global context

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 67 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft employs a staff of 24,000, who work with an annual research budget totaling more than 2.1 billion euros. International collaborations with excellent research partners and innovative companies around the world ensure direct access to regions of the greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.

In this workshop, a particular German model of innovation networks across basic and applied research is presented. Leading experts from Fraunhofer will bring in their experiences in creating and fostering networks with scientific, economic, political or societal partners in a global  context.

  • Prof. Dr. Thorsten Posselt (Institute Director of the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy Leipzig, Germany)
    CV
  • Hendrik Rentzsch (Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology Chemnitz, Germany) 
  • Dr. Danny Reuter (Head of the Department of Lithography of Fraunhofer-Institute of Electronic Nanosystems Chemnitz, Germany)
  • Prof. Frank Treppe (Director Corporate Strategy and International Affairs of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Munich, Germany)    CV
Technische Universität Chemnitz, Main Lecture Hall Building (Room N112)
10:15 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break Technische Universität Chemnitz, Main Lecture Hall Building (Vestibule)
10:30 am - 11:45 am

Parallel Session 1:      

Workshop: Identifying key innovation drivers and creating appropriate framework conditions and infrastructures

Room N106

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Silke Hüsing (Professorship for Business Taxation and Auditing of Technische Universität Chemnitz)

  • Anita Nel (Stellenbosch University, South-Africa): University-industry networks as hubs of “knowledge regions)
    Abstract
  • Prof. Dr. Douglas Reeves (North Carolina State University Raleigh, USA): Integrating international work and study experiences
    CV + Abstract
  • Prof. John E. Taplin (University of Adelaide, Australia & Shandong University, China): Towards an innovation driven economy – Australia and China as case studies
    CV + Abstract
  • Prof. Dr. Nils Kroemer (Plant manager Chemnitz of Siemens AG): Industrial production in a digital environment
    CV + Abstract

Parallel Session 2:

Workshop: Developing a network for policy exchange on renewable energy among policy leaders in Germany and Minnesota

Room N105

  • Dr. Sabine Engel (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Stephen Kelley (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Dr. Harry Lehmann (Federal Environment Agency, Germany)
  • Guido Wallraven (City of Saerbeck, Germany)

     CVs + Abstract

Parallel Session 3:

Workshop: Creating comprehensive networks across academia, culture and society

Room N102

  • Bernd Bienzeisler (Researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering and Organization Stuttgart, Germany)
  • André Dettmann (Researcher at the Professorship of Ergonomics and Innovation Management of Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany)
  • Eva-Maria Gräfer (Project Manager of the City of Chemnitz, Germany)
  • Dr. Urs Luczak (Project Manager of the City of Chemnitz, Germany)

     CVs + Abstract

 

 

Technische Universität Chemnitz, Main Lecture Hall Building (Rooms: see respective session)
11:45 am - 01:30 pm Lunch and Campus Tour  
01:30 pm - 04:30 pm AC21 General Assembly (General Assembly Representatives only) Fraunhofer-Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology
01:30 pm - 02:30 pm Guided tour through the "Weinhold-Building" of Technische Universität Chemnitz (for guests not participating in the AC21 General Assembly) Technische Universität Chemnitz, "Weinhold-Building"
04:30 pm - 06:00 pm Guided tour through Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology Fraunhofer-Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology
06:00 pm - 06:30 pm

AC21 International Forum Closing Session

This session will include the transition of the AC21 presidency from Technische Universität Chemnitz to the host of the next AC21 International Forum in 2018, Jilin University Changchun, by the handover of a cup within a short ceremonial act. 

  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Landgrebe (Managing Director of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology Chemnitz, Germany)
  • Dr. Eberhard Alles (Chancellor of Technische Universität Chemnitz, AC21 International Forum Coordinator)
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Schubert (Acting Rector of Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany)
  • Prof. Li Du (Vice-President of Jilin University Changchun, China)     CV
Fraunhofer-Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology
06:30 pm - 10:00 pm Closing Reception Fraunhofer-Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology

Wednesday, 04 May 2016

Time Event Location
  Departure (Pick-up service from the hotel to the airports Leipzig and Dresden)  

Press Articles

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    The student initiative “Fortis Saxonia” of the Chemnitz University competes with their newly developed vehicle “UrbanSAX” in the Shell Eco-marathon from May 25 till 28, 2017 …