Kiel University at the Hannover Messe 2019

Kiel University at Hannover Messe 2017

From 24 to 28 April 2017 Kiel University will present its research concepts at the Hannover Messe in Hall 2 (Research & Technology). In addition to the four research foci, the emphasis lies on knowledge transfer, patents and start-up initiatives. Examples of excellent individual research will be given to complement the presentation. Events on various special topics, and a stand for Kiel’s partner university Posen are also planned. Poland is the partner country of the 2017 trade fair.

Kiel University's exhibition stand at Hannover Messe 2017

Kiel University’s president, Professor Lutz Kipp, explained the initiative: “As the flagship of cutting-edge research in the real north, we want to enter into dialogue with politics and business about good framework conditions for science and for technology transfer, at the world's leading industrial show.”

"We are pleased to welcome Kiel University to HANNOVER MESSE for the first time. It is a fantastic addition to our Research & Technology fair, presenting to visitors a broad range of CAU's top level research," adds Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Global Director Research & Technology at Deutsche Messe. 

(See Press Release of Hannover Messe)

Discussions will therefore be held on two topic evenings with experts on “cutting-edge research as an innovation driver in Germany” as well as “digitalisation in science and industry”. 


The "Innovation scouts" of the CAU are presenting a wide range of patents and projects, which have originated from the University in Kiel. One of the items on display is an adhesive material, which is based on gecko toe pads and works without any glue. Young entrepreneurs, who are being supported by the Centre for Entrepreneurship at CAU, will be presenting their concepts in the "founder's pitch". Short presentations in the forum of the CAU stand will provide insights into the work of the research foci of Kiel University. The range of information provided by CAU will be rounded off by two podium discussions on current scientific topics.


Announcement Podium Discussion: „Excellence 4: cutting-edge research, the Kiel way“ on 24.04.2017 at 3:00 p.m.
"Excellence 4: cutting-edge research, the Kiel way"
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Announcement Podium Discussion: „Cutting-edge research as an innovation driver in Germany“ on 24.04.2017 at 5:00 p.m.
"Cutting-edge research as an innovation driver in Germany"
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Announcement Podium Discussion: „Digitalisation in science and the economy“ on 27.04.2017 at 5:00 p.m.
"Digitalisation in science and the economy"
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The complete programme


The four research foci of Kiel University are dedicated to Marine Science, Life Science, Cultural Change as well as Nano and Surface Science. Their exhibits will present e.g.: the fruitful German-Polish research collaboration at the archaeological site of Bruszczewo in Greater Poland centre stage; the translation of research results from the laboratory to the sick bed; innovation in the field of measurement and observation of the ocean; highly sensitive magnetic sensors and switchable contrast agents for medical diagnostics.

Full information on the exhibition