HANNOVER MESSE 2020, 20 - 24 April
Display category

Future Hub

Ideas from visionary researchers become real applications: In this display category, experts from science and industry show what the industry of the future could look like. From the cognitive system for quality testing to completely new manufacturing methods: Here you will find exactly the solutions that are already relevant today for tomorrow's industry. Special attention is paid to startups, innovation new technologies, work 4.0 and careers in industry.


Digital factories… Alternative energy systems… New mobility concepts… Without R&D these ambitious plans would remain utopian. Business leaders know where to identify the key technologies that will help them to stay ahead of the competition: at HANNOVER MESSE.

Initially targeted at a small select audience, the event now functions as an R&D powerhouse for industry as a whole. Researchers who want to commercialize their findings come to Hannover to build international contacts. This area is also a magnet for investors, business promotion agencies, and talent scouts from major industrial corporations.



Five trade fair days with countless business opportunities: all the key players are at HANNOVER MESSE at the same time and with the same interest. In addition a number of special formats and forums ensure that your company and its products occupy centre stage.

Topics Additional formats
  • Research and development for industry
  • Start-ups / Emerging Technologies
  • Culture of innovation
  • Future of Work, Career Topics

The defining features of the display category

  • The only interdisciplinary R&D event in the world
  • An integral part of the world's leading industrial show
  • Opportunity to develop new and unanticipated fields of application
  • Access to a wide range of industrial networks and communities

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