KIT at the digital Hannover Messe 2021

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From April 12 to 16, KIT welcomes you at two virtual stands at Hannover Messe 2021.

The Hannover Messe remains the most important virtual venue for the global industry. From April 12 to 16, KIT will welcome you at two virtual stands with interesting technologies and offers. KIT scientists will present highlights from technology development: Learning systems, flexible production, and regenerative fuels are among the top topics of KIT at Hannover Messe 2021 under the central topic "Industrial Transformation". Visit our virtual exhibits, find out about the application potentials of KIT research, and arrange detailed discussions with our experts from science and technology transfer.

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Here you can find KIT at the Hannover Messe

Future Hub | Topic „Research & Development“

In the Future Hub area, KIT presents a wide range of technologies related to Research & Development: From artificial intelligence (AI) for machine maintenance and bionic surfaces to flexible production systems for the manufacture of individualized products. From the KIT Technology Platform, further diverse technology offers will be presented for which KIT is looking for industrial partners.

  • Camera-based Spindle Control: A Learning Model for Wear Quantification
  • Biomimetic Surfaces: Nano- and Microstructured Surfaces Inspired by Nature
  • Anti-reflective Film: A Plant-inspired Film Eliminates Surface Reflections
  • Flexible Production System Enables Variety of Variants: Innovative and Versatile Production
  • Digital Assembly Assistant: Automatic AI-supported Object Recognition for Efficient Assembly


Energy Solutions

KIT presents selected technologies around the topic of energy at Energy Solutions. Highlights include the world's smallest transistor and climate-neutral synthetic fuels as a contribution to CO2-neutral mobility. In addition, you will find several technology offers on energy applications from very different fields, from which marketable products and processes can be developed.

  • reFuels: Regenerative Fuels as Building Blocks of CO2-neutral Mobility
  • World’s Smallest Transistor: A Quantum-electronic Element for Higher Energy Efficieny
  • Digital Power Supplies: Film Capacitors for a Longer Service Life of End Devices
  • greenventory: Software for Inventorying Energy Systems


For more information on the KIT stands at Hannover Messe 2021, please visit the KIT digital press kit.

KIT in live stream

April 12, 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Night of Innovations: Circular Economy – From Idea to Implementation
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Hanselka, President of KIT, discusses with further experts from science, economy and politics at a panel discussion in the Industrial Transformation Channel. The panel discussion will be translated live for international listeners.

To the live event
April 13, 11:00 to 11:25 am

Future Hub: Forschung und Innovation am KIT @HM21

Nach einer kurzen Begrüßung durch den Präsidenten des KIT, Prof. Hanselka, stellen sich die fünf wichtigsten Aussteller mit ihren Exponaten im Bereich "Research & Development" im Interview vor. Mit dabei sind Forscher/innen und Ausgründungen des KIT. (in German only)

Zur Livesession
April 14, 9:30 to 10:00 am

Industrial transformation - climate protection and resource efficiency 
In the Smart Industries Channel, Prof. Dr. Thomas Hirth, Vice President for Innovation and International Affairs of KIT, will give a keynote. The keynote will be translated live for international listeners.

To the keynote
April 14, 10:30 to 10:55 am

Energy Solutions: Präsentation der Hauptexponate des KIT @HM21
Der Präsident des KIT, Prof. Hanselka, und der Geschäftsführer des KIT-Zentrums Energie, Dr. Wolfgang Breh, im Interview mit den austellenden Wissenschaftler/innen und Ausgründungen zum Themenbereich "Energy Solutions". (in German only)

Zur Livesession
Business Dating: Gesprächstermin mit den Innovationsmanagern vereinbarenStartupStockPhotos / Pixabay
Business Dating with KIT Innovation Managers

Do you have specific questions about individual technology offers or about cooperation opportunities with KIT? Then arrange an appointment with the innovation managers Dr. Aude Pélisson-Schecker and Dr. Rainer Körber on your desired topic today.

Fair profile: Technology transfer at KIT
Business-Netzwerke des KIT stellen sich vorRobert Fuge / KIT
KIT networks are introduced

At the interface between science and economy, KIT offers a variety of opportunities to connect or get involved with KIT as an alumnus or company representative. Discover the opportunities at the fair: KIT Business Club, KIT Industry Experts, Knowledge Transfer Upper Rhine KTUR, or the KIT alumni network. Find out more about the networks and get to know the contact persons.

Find networks in the trade fair catalog

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