Hagenberg CampusInformatics, Communications and Media

Programme Outline

The 3rd International Summer Workshop on IT Education & Research will take three days and is divided into the following parts:

  • Talks and workshops on Thursday and Friday:

    • Four keynote talks with panel discussion
    • Four half-day workshops (two parallel tracks each)

  • Social programme on Thursday and Friday:

    • Joint dinner on Thursday
    • Campus tour and visit of the R&D department

  • Full-day social event on Saturday

Schedule

Thursday

8 June 2017

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Opening
09:30 – 10:15 Keynote 1: Michael Johann Kräftner, Founder and CEO of CELUM GmbH
"Bootstrapped to 100 People – How to Build a Business out of University with No Funding"
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:30 Keynote 2: Florian Lettner, Co-founder and CEO of Fretello
"R&D and Startups: the Path From Research to Business"
11:30 – 12:00 Panel Discussion with Keynote Speakers
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Campus Tour / Time for Individual Meetings
14:30 – 17:00 Workshop Tracks
  • Workshop 1: How to produce creative and innovative graduates?
    (how to teach ideation techniques to IT students, should there be a closer collaboration between teaching and research, …)
  • Workshop 2: How to bridge the gap between research prototype and product?
    (could crowd funding with e.g. Kickstarter or Indiegogo be part of the solution, how to manage IPR issues, ...)

Friday

9 June 2017

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:45 Keynote 3: Daniel Cronin, Co-Founder and Member of the Board of AustrianStartups
"How to Start a Startup?"
09:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:00 Keynote 4: Marie-Hélène Ametsreiter, Partner at Speedinvest
"University Spin-Offs from a Venture Capitalist’s Perspective"
11:00 – 11:30 Panel Discussion with Keynote Speakers
11:30 – 12:30 Visit of R&D Department / Time for Individual Meetings
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:30 Workshop Tracks
  • Workshop 3: How to teach entrepreneurial skills as part of an IT curriculum?
    (which business skills do IT graduates need most, how and in which study period should they be taught, …)
  • Workshop 4: How to support students and graduates in developing and evaluating business ideas?
    (what can and should the educator’s role be, what are lessons learned from university business incubators, ...)
19:00 Reception in Linz

Saturday

10 June 2017

09:00 – 16:00 Social Event (sightseeing in Linz, the European Capital of Culture 2009)
09:00 - 10:30 Guided Tour through the historical old town of Linz
11:00 - 12:30 Boat Cruise on the Danube in Linz
12:45 – 14:15 Lunch at restaurant "Lentos"
14:30 - 16:00 Guided Tour through the Ars Electronica Center