acatech at the 2018 Hannover Messe: from adaptable production to connected mobility
Munich, 20 April 2018
acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering will be showcasing its work in the field of Industrie 4.0 at the 2018 Hannover Messe. As well as launching a MOOC on the Smart Service Welt, the Academy will be publishing its findings on how to organise an adaptable production system and how to support SMEs in Industrie 4.0. The second big theme is mobility. At the Electric Transportation Systems Forum, acatech President Henning Kagermann will discuss the future of automated and connected electric mobility with representatives of the European Commission and the State of Baden-Württemberg.
Monday 23 April 2018
Experts from the Plattform Lernende Systeme at the Automation Forum
At the Automation Forum, experts from the Plattform Lernende Systeme, which is coordinated by acatech, will discuss how AI-based assistance systems are transforming production and service jobs, and how learning systems can help to optimise traffic flows.
- Wilhelm Bauer, Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO and chair of the Plattform Lernende Systeme’s “Future of Work and Human-Machine Interaction” working group will speak about working with AI-based assistance systems in production and services.
Monday 23 April, 11.40 a.m., Hall 14, Stand L19
- Christoph Peylo, head of the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) and chair of the Plattform Lernende Systeme’s “Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems” working group will discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with automation in transport systems.
Monday 23 April, 3 p.m., Hall 14, Stand L19
Henning Kagermann at the Electric Transportation Systems Forum
Chair of the German National Platform for Electric Mobility (NPE) and acatech President Henning Kagermann will open the Electric Transportation Systems Forum (formerly MobiliTec) in his capacity as its patron. He will then take part in a panel discussion about how we can work together to successfully shape the future of mobility in Germany and the European Union. The other panel members will be Jens Stoewhase (Rabbit Publishing GmbH), Maroš Šefčovič (European Commission), Winfried Hermann (Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport) and Elżbieta Bieńkowska (European Commission).
Monday 23 April, from 1.15 p.m., Hall 27, Stand E84
Inaugural meeting of the Plattform Industrie 4.0’s Research Council
The Plattform Industrie 4.0’s Research Council advises the Steering Committee and Working Groups on research questions relating to the implementation of Industrie 4.0. The Research Council comprises 20 prominent scientists from a variety of research fields. At the 2018 Hannover Messe, the Research Council will be expanded to include some 15 representatives from industry. In its various projects, the Council produces studies and position papers geared towards promoting the implementation of Industrie 4.0.
Monday 23 April, 4.30 p.m., Convention Center, Room 103
Study on Industrie 4.0 in SMEs
In many companies, Industrie 4.0 has been a reality for some time – digital innovations in products and on the shop floor generate significant potential and competitive advantages for businesses. Nevertheless, implementing Industrie 4.0 in your own company can entail major challenges, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as outlined in the “Vorstudie zur Entwicklung einer bedarfs- und nutzergerechten KMU-Unterstützung zur Einführung und Anwendung von Industrie 4.0” (Preliminary Study on the Development of Needs-Based and User-Friendly Support for SMEs with the Introduction and Application of Industrie 4.0).
- The preliminary findings of the “Vorstudie zur Entwicklung einer bedarfs- und nutzergerechten KMU-Unterstützung zur Einführung und Anwendung von Industrie 4.0” will be presented on
Monday 23 April, from 5 p.m., Hall 8, Stand D17
- Every day, acatech will be asking visitors to the Plattform Industrie 4.0 stand a different question about their needs in relation to the implementation of Industrie 4.0. The results will be displayed alternately as a bar chart, word cloud and pie chart.
Monday 23 April to Friday, 27 April (runs throughout the exhibition): Hall 8, Stand D17
Launch of Smart Service Welt MOOC
Smart services delivered through data- and platform-based business models are becoming increasingly important. acatech and Accenture have produced a MOOC in order to explain to the general public how these services work and what they can do. Registration is already open for the four-week course, which begins on 23 April 2018. The MOOC will be presented during Accenture’s “Digital Business Models with Industry X.0” event at the Hannover Messe.
Monday 23 April, 6 p.m., Hall 6, Stand H46
Thursday 26 April 2018:
acatech STUDY: “Wie sich eine wandlungsfähige Produktion organisieren lässt” (How to Organise an Adaptable Production System)
We have to change in order to survive. Adaptability is a matter of life and death for manufacturing companies in a world where digitalisation is heightening competition in the realm of innovation. At the Hannover Messe, acatech will be presenting a study that uses a variety of examples to illustrate how companies can become more adaptable.
Thursday 26 April from 12 noon, tech transfer forum, Hall 2, Stand C02