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From Quantum Computing to Digital Image Processing: ICT Research and Technology Transfer in Austria Guenther Krumpak ITBeurope Brussels, April 16, 2008.

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1 From Quantum Computing to Digital Image Processing: ICT Research and Technology Transfer in Austria Guenther Krumpak ITBeurope Brussels, April 16, 2008

2 For a start, maybe some of the usual cliches…?

3 Because like this we can awake your appetite…

4 …For the more sober but still exciting reality Blackberry – with a heart from Austria Blackberrys operate with a printed curcuit board by AT&S www.ats.netwww.ats.net

5 Austrias Digital Economy 2006 A success story comparable to tourism: Production value: 33,58 bn. (+5%) Domestic output: 22,05 bn. (+1%) Export/Foreign revenues: 11,80 bn. (+17%) Export share 35%, of which 57% CEE Austrian companies: 4,60 bn. (+31%) Export share 41,5% Multinationals: 7,20 bn. (+12,5%) Export share 75,3%

6 R&D in general and for ICT R&D expenses 2007 ~ 6.83 bn. (Statistics Austria) R&D quota ~ 2.54% of GDP (2006: 2.47%) = > EU-average (2.25%) = no. 10 (OECD) ~ 37% public ~ 47% private ~ 16% foreign. Since 2000 Public + 67% (7,6 % p.a.) Private business + 89% Total R&D expenses+ 70% (7,84% p.a.) R&D expenses for digital technologies 2004 ~ 1.07 bn. 2007 ~ 1.4 bn. Sources: Statistik Austria, Statistical Yearbook 2007, pp. 150-176 www.statistik.at/wcmsprod/groups/zd/documents/webobj/023859.pdf#pagemode=bookmarks u. Stat. JB 05/07, S. 162, BMVIT, ITBeurope www.statistik.at/wcmsprod/groups/zd/documents/webobj/023859.pdf#pagemode=bookmarks

7 European Innovation Scoreboard www.proinno-europe.eu/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.display&topicID=306&parentID=51

8 European Innovation Scoreboard Austria is in the group of "innovation followers" countries whose innovation performance is above the EU average but below the "innovation leader" countries. Other EU countries in this group which therefore have a similar level of performance are Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Its innovation performance has improved over the last 5 years relative to the EU average. Within the five dimensions of innovation, Austria performs well above the EU average in the Knowledge Creation and Intellectual Property dimensions, with relatively high levels on indicators of R&D expenditure, patenting and numbers of Community trademarks and industrial designs. However, Austria has relative weaknesses in Innovation Drivers, due to low levels of tertiary education and lifelong learning, and in Applications stemming from low employment in high-tech services, and low shares of new to firm and new to market products. Austria has above average efficiency in transforming innovation inputs into outputs.

9 Who does ICT research in Austria? Universities: Universities of Technology Vienna and Graz, WU Wien, Unis Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz, Klagenfurt, MedUnis Wien, Graz, Montanuni Leoben, Uni Krems, UMIT Innsbruck www.portal.ac.atwww.portal.ac.at Academic colleges: Technikum Vienna, Campus Vienna, St. Pölten, Hagenberg, Salzburg etc. www.portal.ac.atwww.portal.ac.at Research and Competence Centers: ARCS, Joanneum R., ACV, VRVis, FTW, evolaris, SCCH, KERP, Kompetenzzentrum für Automobil- und Industrieelektronik etc. www.vto.at/m-2037.html www.vto.at/m-2037.html Total > 70 University institutes, > 30 public research centers, > 50 academic colleges > 120 ICT companies Employment in R&D ~ 43.000

10 Who does ICT research in Austria? Multis: Siemens (PSE) Philips NXP Infineon Sony DADC Epcos Alcatel General Electric Austrians (selection): Telekom Austria Kapsch Frequentis AT&S AMS SEZ Datacon Plansee Skidata Datarius EV Group Softwarepark Hagenberg

11 Highlights Basic research: Quantum physics & quantum informatics Storage materials/technologies Artificial Intelligence Symbolic computation Applied research: Embedded systems Semantic systems Medical informatics Computer vision and visualisation Speech processing

12 A few examples I Quantum Computing: 2 internationally leading organisations: Institute for Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information at Vienna University www.quantum.at and thewww.quantum.at Institute for Experimental Physics at the University of Innsbruck www.uibk.ac.at/exphys/institute/en/research.html www.uibk.ac.at/exphys/institute/en/research.html These institutes boosted Austria to 4th place in physics in the international Thomson Scientific ranking http://sciencewatch.com/dr/cou/2008/08mar20PHY/ http://sciencewatch.com/dr/cou/2008/08mar20PHY/ Quantum Computation Quantum Computer Technology has the potential to perform tasks utterly intractable on any conceivable classical computing hardware. The focus of research is entanglement-based quantum computation with single photons, which have the advantage of allowing high-speed operations while undergoing negligible decoherence. Quantum Teleportation & Communication & Entanglement Quantum state teleportation, quantum dense coding, entangled-photon quantum cryptography. Quantum Cryptography Quantum Information Theory

13 A few examples II The Atom Chip Group Bringing Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics on a Chip: Over the last 10 years research groups set out to develop a similar approach for quantum physics: starting with atomic physics based quantum optics and quantum manipulation. Central to our effort is the AtomChip, a micro fabricated, integrated devices in which electric, magnetic and optical fields can confine, control and manipulate cold atoms. The Atom Chip combines the best of two worlds: Cold atoms – a well controllable quantum system – with the immense technological capabilities of nanofabrication in microelectronics and micro optics to manipulate quantum states. Through miniaturization, AtomChips offer a versatile new enabling technology for implementing quantum optics, quantum measurement and quantum information processing. www.atomchip.org

14 A few examples III Artificial Intelligence: Language Technology Neural Computation and Robotics Intelligent Music Processing and Machine Learning Intelligent Software Agents and New Media AI and Society Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI) www.ofai.at www.ofai.at

15 A few examples IV Embedded systems TTTech, a spin off of Viennas University of Technology, produces world leading real time applications, time triggered systems, for companies such as Audi or Boeing www.tttech.com www.tttech.com

16 A few examples V Computer Vision and visualisation The Center for Virtual Reality and Visualisation (VRVis www.vrvis.at) collaborating with the Institute for Computer Graphics and Algorithms at Viennas University of Technology www.cg.tuwien.ac.at and others have meanwhile earned international reputation by being called The Vienna Groupwww.vrvis.at www.cg.tuwien.ac.at

17 A few examples V contd.

18 A few examples VI Corporate research: November 2007: Striking new development in medical informatics: brain controlled arm prothesis by Otto Bock Healthcare Products www.ottobock.at www.ottobock.at

19 A few examples VII More medical informatics: CNSystems, Technology leader in digital surveillance, diagnosis and therapy control of the human blood circulation system and exporting to > 40 countries www.cnsystems.atwww.cnsystems.at

20 Essential information www.researchinaustria.info www.research-it.at www.innovationszentren-austria.at Services: www.aba.gv.at www.vba.at www.brainpower.at www.ffg.at www.itbeurope.org

21 Digitale Wirtschaft Österreichs 2008 A bit of self promotion: Overview on ICT business and research in Austria (Yearbook, German): Facts&figures Leading companies & industries Numerous statistics Comprehensive information on relevant institutions, businesses, universities and platforms

22 Thank you …for your attention! This presentation you will find on www.itbeurope.org as of April 21, 2008 www.itbeurope.org Digitale Wirtschaft Österreichs 2008 (German) is available with Computerwelt www.computerwelt.at and VITE www.vite.at.www.computerwelt.atwww.vite.at The English online version will be available on www.itbeurope.org as of May 2008www.itbeurope.org See you again – maybe in Vienna! Günther Krumpak ITBeurope, a division of CEconsult GmbH Floetzersteig 177, A 1140 Vienna Tel : +43 1 914 26 78 Fax: +43 1 419 34 13 Mobil +43 681 102 164 37 g.krumpak@ceconsult.at www.itbeurope.org


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