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September 12–13, 2024 Museumsquartier Wien

Emerging Technologies, Breakthrough Innovations – the Technology Talks 2024 in a brand new format for the first time in Vienna.

The New

Technology Talks

Technology for Triple Transition: ecological, digital & human.

Solutions for Business, Industry and Society

The main topic of the Technology Talks Austria 2024 is the essential significance of key technologies and the important role of research, technology and innovation (RTI) for the "Triple Transition" - the simultaneous "green" and digital transformation, which should be human-centered. RTI secures jobs and prosperity, strengthens the competitiveness of Austrian industry and Austria as a business location. RTI is the basis for Europe's technological sovereignty and increases resilience.

The ongoing transformation processes pose major challenges for business and industry, science and society, but also offer great opportunities that need to be utilized in the best possible way. The transformation processes must be actively and strategically shaped for that purpose. We urgently need solutions - and for this we need more research, technology and innovation.

Shaping the future succesfully

The aim is to discuss which areas need more attention in order to actively shape the future and make progress on pressing challenges. Answers will be sought to many questions, such as: What areas need more research? Where do we need to invest more to drive change and build a prosperous future? How can we create globally visible beacons and attract talent? What measures do policymakers need to take to ensure a successful future? 

These topics will be discussed in an innovative mix of concise keynote speeches by internationally renowned speakers, diverse plenary debates and in-depth workshops. A multi-stakeholder perspective will be adopted in all formats: The three groups of science/research, business/industry and politics/public authorities are always involved - with the aim of identifying solutions for business, industry and society and deriving conclusions for European and Austrian RTI policy. 


Our program

Our Claim

The Technology Talks Austria is the most relevant technology conference for the research and innovation landscape of Austria with European visibility. As a summit of the Austrian technology community, they provide a discussion platform with all relevant partners of the domestic and European RTI landscape – and that in a global context. The technology discussions thus enable the identification of emerging technologies and the anticipation of breakthrough innovations.

Innovative Formats

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Concise keynotes
from internationally
renowned speakers

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Interactive formats
for more exchange

Deep-Dive Workshops Icon

Deep dive workshops
for in-depth

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RTI community events & lounges
for networking

Program overwiev

We place great emphasis to a balanced mix of presentations, discussions, workshops and space for networking in the program.

The program includes panels on the three sub-areas of the "Triple Transition", in which the transformative potential of new technologies will be highlighted. On the other hand, implications for international, European and national RTI policy will be discussed. Contributions to these debates will come from internationally renowned speakers and panellists. 

The aim of the Technology Talks Austria is to draw concrete conclusions and necessary measures on how business, industry, science and society can successfully master the challenges and make the best possible use of the opportunities that arise and strategically shape them.

This is a rough schedule of the Technology Talks. Program details will follow. Subscribe to our newsletter.



Friday - September 13

Thursday - September 12

These high-profile speakers await you (sneak preview)


Leonore Gewessler

Austrian Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology


Antti Vasara

President, VTT (finnish research organisation)



CEO, Fronius


Jan Wörner

President, German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech); former Director General, European Space Agency (ESA)

Get your tickets now at a special price!

We charge a small fee for your participation in the Technology Talks 2024. Secure your ticket now.

€ 180,-

€ 90,-

Student rate (up to 27 years) only in combination with a valid student ID. Please bring your student ID with you to check in. 

All prices incl. 20% VAT

Museumsquartier Wien

For two days, the Museumsquartier Vienna will turn into a research and innovation campus.

First held in 1983 as part of the European Forum Alpbach, the Technology Talks developed into the leading platform for future issues in the areas of research, innovation, and technology.

After 40 successful years, the Technology Talks are now being reinvented: Starting in Vienna (for the first time back-to-back with the FFG Forum of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency), the summit of the technology community will take place every autumn in central locations in Austria.


With a strong focus on international and European developments, technology trends will be discussed, breakthrough innovations identified and current questions of RTI policy addressed.

The Museumsquartier as a research and innovation campus

© Paul Bauer

Discussing Technology: the leading technology conference for 40 years



Our partners

Whether as sponsors, exhibitors, or speakers on our stage: For years we have been connecting globally successful technology experts with researchers, industry representatives and the best minds of tomorrow.


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Main Partners

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Event Partner


Scientific Partners

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Media Partner


Workshop Partners


Destination Partner


Exhibition Partner


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You would like to join as a partner? We will be happy to contact you.

Technology Talks Austria

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Chairwoman Board

Managing Director AIT

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Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Andreas Kugi

Chair Scientific Advisory Board

Scientific Director AIT

Your contact person


Mag. Michael Hlava

Lead Partners & Communications

+43 50550-4014

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Claudia Klement

Lead Conference Administration

+43 50550-2045

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