On Sept. 24th Silicon Austria Labs held a panel discussion with the headline "SAL as key enabler in the digital transformation" in Pörtschach, Carinthia.
The expert panel discussing and lecturing on this topic included Gaby Schaunig (Vice-governor of Carinthia), Hermann Kopetz (Founder of TTTech Computertechnik AG, Professor emeritus at the Institute of Computer Engineering of TU Vienna), Horst Bischof (Vice-rector for research at TU Graz) and Michael Wiesmüller (Division head of the federal ministry's department "Key technologies for industrial innovation: ICT, production and nanotechnology").
The central question of the panel's discussion - "How can Silicon Austria Labs unfold the potential of EBS for the society and the economy in the best possible way?" - placed emphasis on SAL's mission: to act as a door-opener for the society and the economy in the digital transformation. How Silicon Austria Labs might be able to unfold that potential in the best possible way, was thoroughly discussed by the experts:
The key speakers contributed with their various insights and expert know-how with regard to the strategic orientation of SAL, the effects on the EBS ecosystem, as well as the societal added-value of the research center.
In particular, they focused on the planned cooperation models with universities, the linkage between industry & science, different approaches to achieve excellence in science & research as well as on possible supporting measures for strengthening the EBS ecosystem.
The invited guests, amongst them the members of the SAL program committee, had the opportunity to continue with the topic during dinner after the panel discussion.
»Silicon Austria Labs will be an innovation engine for one of the defining industries of the 21st century. It will lead the digitization of the regional economy by striving for internationally recognizable excellence in close cooperation with established universities and prominent research centers. A commitment to this vision from all associated partners will ensure that SAL becomes a great success.«
- Michael Wiesmüller