Research & Technology

From Vision to Reality

While all the other trade fairs show what is coming tomorrow, Research & Technology shows what will be coming the day after tomorrow. Research & Technology at HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s largest trade fair on the topic and the synergy of 6 additional co-located trade fairs creates an atmosphere ripe for innovation and knowledge transfer.

The world is changing rapidly every day and the importance of research is growing with it. Without Research & Technology there would be no Industry 4.0 and no Industrial Internet of Things – it is the heart of all innovation.

Display Categories at a Glance

Cross-disciplinary applied research

  • Bionics
  • Adaptronics
  • Optical technologies
  • Organic semiconductors
  • New material
Sector-specific applied research

  • Energy/environment
  • Automation
  • Mobility (road and rail travel, the aerospace industry)
Services for R&D

  • Financing
  • Patents
  • Standardization, etc.
  • Marketing
  • Design
  • Information/publications
  • Networks/partnership
Technology and know-how transfer

  • Technology push (“solution seeks problem”)
  • Market pull (“problem seeks solution”)

Why Participate?

As one of 5 leading international trade fairs in the line-up for HANNOVER MESSE 2018, is a world-renowned platform for showcasing applied research. In 2017, the show featured:

  • More than 700 exhibitors from all over the world
  • 2,500 journalists from around the world cover the event every year
  • Over 1,500 new products showcased


April 1 - 5, 2019
Hannover, Germany
Hannover Exhibition Grounds


Bill Fox
Director of Sales, Industrial Automation Events Worldwide
Hannover Fairs USA, Inc.
Phone: +1 (773) 796-4250
Fax: +1 (773) 796-4247


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