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Business Executives Meet Researchers: Techno Log 05
Improving cooperation between the worlds of science and business is the objective of TIM – Technology and Innovation Management, a joint initiative being pursued by Ars Electronica together with leading research and development facilities in the Province of Upper Austria.

“Techno Log 05” will be held on April 12, 2005 in the Ars Electronica Center. It’s designed as a forum to promote interaction among business executives and scientists. Topping the agenda: How can small and mid-size companies take optimum advantage of the results of emerging R&D? Presentations by scientists will spotlight the latest trends and findings; conversely, feedback from business executives is designed to lead to new forms of collaboration. Techno Log – a name coined by combining technology and dialog – is thus meant to nurture encounters leading to fruitful joint ventures involving the world of science and the private sector. High priority is assigned to discussing ideas and issues as well as establishing contacts and connections for future projects.

Upper Austrian R&D facilities will be presenting their fields of specialization, whereby particular emphasis is being placed business executives’ needs for concrete facts and useful information. The range of topics is wide: 3D visualization, mechatronic design, intelligent automation, as well as digital fabrication and quality control are just some of the focal-point areas that will be illustrated on the basis of specific case studies. In workshops, businessmen and scientists will have the opportunity to jointly explore concrete applications and possibilities for cooperation.

The Ars Electronica Futurelab is strongly committed to TechnoLog 05. “Our highest priority is focused on dealing with the interface of state-of-the-art technology and socioeconomic developments in order to derive innovative concepts and design visions from this interaction,” is how Christopher Lindinger, director of the Department of Research and Innovation, describes the media art lab’s contribution to this initiative. Lindinger will be joined by Helmut Höllerl, director of the Department of Art and Technology, who will brief participants on the Ars Electronica Futurelab’s work.

The following R&D facilities will be participating in Techno Log 05:

Ars Electronica Futurelab
FH OÖ Forschungs- und Entwicklungs GmbH
Linzer Center of Mechatronics / LCM
Produktionsforschungs GmbH / PROFACTOR
Software Competence Center Hagenberg – SCCH
Upper Austrian Research GmbH – UAR

The TIM event “Techno Log 05 – Meeting Place for Businessmen and Researchers” will be held on April 12, 2005 from 1:30 PM to 8:30 PMat the Ars Electronica Center in Linz.

TIM – Technology and Innovation Management is an initiative of the Province of Upper Austria and the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce. Its mission is to provide services benefiting small and mid-sized companies in Upper Austria. TIM offers a broad spectrum of consulting services free of charge to assist companies in developing innovative products and introducing new technologies.

The Ars Electronica Futurelab is a model of a new kind of media art laboratory in which artistic and technological innovations engender reciprocal inspiration. The lab’s teams bring together a wide variety of specialized skills; their approach to an assignment is characterized by interdisciplinarity and international networking. The Futurelab’s wide-ranging activities include designing and engineering exhibitions, creating artistic installations, as well as pursuing collaborative research with universities and joint ventures with private sector associates.

For inquiries, please contact:

Mag. Wolfgang Bednarzek
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