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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

Martin Kocher

Federal Minister

Austrian Federal Ministry of Labor and Economic Affairs

Prof. Dr. Martin Kocher was born in Salzburg in 1973 and grew up in Altenmarkt/Zauchensee. After studying economics at the University of Innsbruck, he initially worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Public Finance. This was followed by an international academic career with positions at universities in Munich, Amsterdam, Norwich and Gothenburg.
From 2016 to 2021, Martin Kocher was Scientific Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna and Head of the IHS Competence Center for Behavioral Economics “Insight Austria”. Most recently, Kocher was also President of the Austrian Fiscal Advisory Council (FISK).
On 11 January 2021, Martin Kocher was sworn in as Federal Minister of Labor, Family and Youth by Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen. With the amendment of the Federal Ministries Act, the areas of Labor, Family and Youth were separated. Martin Kocher has been Federal Minister of Labor since 1 February 2021. On 11 May 2022, Martin Kocher was sworn in as Federal Minister for Digitalization and Business Location by Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen. On 18 July 2022, Martin Kocher was sworn in as Federal Minister of Labor and Economic Affairs by Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen.

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