A 31-member “think-tank” at the Ars Electronica Center has started its work.
Governor Thomas Stelzer outlined the expectations for the new Future Panel of Upper Austria by remarking: "The current challenges require a broad view of the future". Prof. Erik Hansen (head of the JKU’s Institute of Integrated Quality Design) is a member of the Future of Panel of Upper Austria, a committee comprised of 31 experts in various fields. The committee will run to 2027 and serve the Upper Austrian Future Academy in a consultation capacity, driving advances in a wide range of policy areas forward. The committee’s first meeting took place on June 10, 2022, at the Ars Electronica Center.