Lead Theme for HANNOVER MESSE 2015
The message behind "Integrated Industry – Join the Network!" is that the key challenges of the fourth industrial revolution – such as achieving universal standards for machine-to-machine communication, maintaining data security and finding new business models – can be mastered only through collective endeavor in networks.
The technological advances that can flow from networking will be made real and tangible at HANNOVER MESSE this coming April. Visitors to the fair will witness digitally networked production plants, ingenious new production processes, and next-generation industrial robots live in action. They will see collaborative robots with sensor systems so advanced that they can work right alongside their human counterparts without any safety barriers. And they will see IT-based automation solutions that will bring fundamental change to all in-factory organizational processes.
In addition to long-time exhibitors like SAP and Dassault Systèmes, next year’s HANNOVER MESSE will feature newcomers like Microsoft.
The technology needed to achieve the energy transition is already available.
Smart grid technology has a vital twofold role to play in the energy transition. First of all, grids need to be intelligent if they are to be able to handle steadily growing in-feeds of renewably generated electricity in a way that is both efficient and commercially viable. And second, smart grid technology enables all energy networks – i.e. power, gas and heat networks – to ‘talk’ to one another so that capacity can be balanced and optimally deployed across the entire energy system. No country can achieve a truly sustainable, future-proof energy system unless it has in place IT-based networks that intelligently manage and integrate the entire energy supply chain, from generation and storage to transmission and right through to the end consumer.