Hannover Messe 2017

Hannover Messe: Innovative Technologies for the Energy Transition, E-mobility, and Materials Sciences

KIT Presents Innovations at Two Big Stands: At the “Energy” Leading Trade Fair in Hall 27 and at the “Research & Technology” Fair in Hall 2.
Organic solar cells can be adapted to various applications in terms of shape, color, and transparency for use in sunglasses or facades. (Photo: Janek Benz, KIT)

A smart platform for the energy transition, innovative technologies for electric mobility and photovoltaics as well as a revolutionary process for the production of glass: These are only some of the activities presented by KIT at Hannover Messe 2017. From April 24 to 28, KIT will present its projects at two of the leading trade fairs: For the first time, at the “Energy” trade fair (hall 27, stand H51) and as in the past years at the “Research & Technology” trade fair (hall 2, stand B16).

“The Energiewende is not only a big challenge for our energy system, it also offers enormous opportunities for society, industry, and the environment. The corresponding innovative technologies can only be developed in close cooperation between science and industry,” says the President of KIT, Professor Holger Hanselka. “This also holds for new technologies for electric mobility, lightweight construction, or materials sciences. For this reason, we further increased our traditionally strong commitment at Hannover Messe."

On the first day, April 24, from 3.40 p.m., Federal Minister of Research Johanna Wanka will visit the stand of KIT at the “Energy” leading trade fair in hall 27 (stand H51) to inform herself about KIT’s energy research activities. Among others, KIT will present the KIT-coordinated ENSURE consortium, one of four Kopernikus projects for the energy transition funded by the Federal Government. “ENSURE will decisively contribute to the economic success of the energy transition and to technology suppliers, infrastructure operators, and electricity consumers profiting from it,” Hanselka says.

Information on the stand and exhibits of KIT at Hannover Messe 2017 can be found in the Press Release 043/2017 and in the digital press kit.

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