Innsbruck Future Talks

Innovation, sustainability and responsibility

CONVENERS: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann, LL.M. (Harvard), Ass. Prof. MMaga. Dr. Clara Rauchegger, LL.M. (Cambridge), Univ.-Prof. Dr. Malte Kramme

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In this series:

Innovation and Law - Law and Innovation

In his lecture, Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem will explain highly topical questions of principle concerning the setting and application of law with a view to its significance for social and technical innovations.

: Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem (Bucerius Law School)

Date: 21.10.2021, 13:30-14:30 Uhr, online
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The Future of Civil Procedure: Is Procedural Autonomy an Outdated Model?

The speaker Malte Kramme will explore the question of the future of civil procedure. In his contribution, he will present his view on whether and, if so, to what extent procedural autonomy has become obsolete as a model.Vortragende.

Presenter: Malte Kramme (Universität Innsbruck)

Date: 18.11.2021, 13:30-14:30 Uhr, online


Mandatory vaccination and ethics of responsibility

By discussing the tension between individual freedom and social responsibility that accompanies the demand for compulsory vaccination, Hubert Niedermayr aims to inform on the one hand, and on the other hand, to show the possibility of a faster way out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

: Hubert Niedermayr (Rechtsanwalt, Steyr)

Date: 20.01.2022, 13.30-14.30 Uhr, online


Innovations in Countering Hybrid Threats

In this paper, Josef Schroefl will discuss the importance of intelligence capabilities and geospatial information as part of the ability to counter hybrid threats.

Presenter: Josef Schroefl (European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats)

Date: 03.02.2022, 13.30-14.30 Uhr, online


What remains of law as the "art of the good" in digitization?

The lecturer Nikolas Forgó will thematize legal issues of the modern media and information society arising from the rapid and continuing growth of technological innovations.

: Nikolaus Forgó (Universität Wien)

Date: 17.03.2022, 13.30-14.30 Uhr, online



An "ecocide" is the destruction of more or less large parts of ecosystems. Stefanie Bock will talk about the legal classification of this phenomenon.

: Stefanie Bock (Universität Marburg)

Date: 31.03.2022, 13.30-14.30 Uhronline


Innovation and Critical AI:
Technology Assessment for Start-Ups

The business model of many startups is based on the development of products based on artificial intelligence. Tanja Sinozic-Martinez will discuss how these products can be developed in an ethically responsible manner. She will present current research results and talk about the social consequences and risks of this technology.

: Tanja Sinozic-Martinez (Institut für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften)

Date: 19.05.2022, 13.30-14.30 Uhronline


Wealth Succession in Times of Demographic Change: Reflections on a Current Inheritance Law from an Italian Perspective

Mauro Tescaro's presentation will focus on inheritance law in changing times. He will place the emphasis and a special focus on the core topic of asset succession.

: Mauro Tescaro (Universität Verona)

Date: 02.06.2022, 18.00-19.00 Uhr, an der Universität Innsbruck: UR 3108 (3. Stock), Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck


Contract dynamization and digitization

Speaker Martin Schmidt-Kessel will present various models of how contracts and their enforcement can be dynamized and automated, and how digitalization will significantly impact civil law.

: Martin Schmidt-Kessel (Universität Bayreuth)

Date: 23.06.2022, 18.00-19.00 Uhr, am Institut: Innrain 15, 6020 Innsbruck


Robolawyers, Computational Law & Legal AI

A conversation about developments in legal technology with Dr. Roland Vogl, Executive Director of CodeX - the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics. A collaborative event between the Institute for the Theory and Future of Law and the Digital Science Center.

: Dr. Roland Vogl (CodeX)

Date: 28.06.2022, 18.00-19.00 Uhr, am Institut: Innrain 15, 6020 Innsbruck





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Kooperationspartner: Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut • Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society • JF:TEC - Junges Forum Technikwissenschaften • Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centres  • Sustainable Computing Lab - Vienna University of Economics and Business


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