Kiel University at the Hannover Messe 2019

Innovations from KIEL.SAILING.CITY at the Hannover Messe

“Kiel Solutions at the Hannover Messe is the topic of the day on Thursday 26 April.

Logo KiWiThe Kieler Wirtschaftsförderung (KiWi) will spend a day at the trade show with businesspeople, entrepreneurs and young professionals from the future-orientated sectors of industry and the digital economy. In the afternoon, the business location of Kiel will present itself at the CAU booth in all its diversity: from world-class companies, to successful examples of knowledge transfer from universities to industry, right through to innovative product developments and knowledge centres. 

KiWi is the future shaper, structural developer and service provider for the business location Kiel. Since 1995, the City’s 100% subsidiary has been shaping the future of the city and the region, promoting future-orientated sectors, managing university potential and assisting companies.

Whether start-up, development or settlement of businesses - it is the connecting link between the industry, administration and universities, supporting companies in all issues relating to foundation, location, innovation and finances. KiWi also supports investors, markets its own and city industrial sites and property, manages project development for redevelopment zones, and promotes cooperation between science and industry.

Landeshauptstadt Kiel, aerial view
Copyright: KiWi/LMPIX

Programme for Kiel Solutions

2pm     Welcome

  • Renate Treutel, City Councellor for Education, Youth and a creative city
  • Werner Kässens, Managing Director of Kieler Wirtschaftsförderung (KiWi)
  • Moderation: Kerstin von Stürmer, NDR radio

2:05pm     Knowledge centres for the industry of the future in Kiel

  • Wissenschaftspark Kiel, Dirk Cordes, Dirk Cordes Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
  • Kiel-Friedrichsort industrial estate, Werner Kässens, KiWi

14:30  Weltklasse aus Kiel

3pm Kiel.Solutions

  • Tech Solution: Element 22 GmbH, Matthias Scharvogel: Additive production technology: titanium becomes suitable for mass processing
  • Health Solution: Kühling & Kühling GmbH, Simon Kühling: 3D printing revolutionises orthopaedic technology
  • Product Solution: FabLab.SH, Volker Breust – FördeFoil  – flying on the water!


3:45pm  Panel discussion | Kiel: research, industrial and innovative location with a future

  • Prof. Lutz Kipp, President of Kiel University
  • Renate Treutel, City Councellor for Education, Youth and a creative city
  • Werner Kässens, KiWi GmbH
  • Matthias Scharvogel, Element 22 GmbH
  • Volker Breust, FabLab.SH

4:15pm  Networking with snacks and finish