DFKI at Hannover Messe 2021 Digital Edition

Online // 12-16 april 2021

Hybrid robotic teams in dynamic industrial environments, generation and exploitation of data products through smart services, comprehensive perception of complex situations in environmental, agricultural and business processes, AI in medicine, for logistics and retail - at HANNOVER MESSE 2021, we present numerous innovations, project results and research prototypes for the entire entrepreneurial value chain - 100% digital - from Monday, 12 April to Friday, 16 April 2021.

The world's leading trade fair for industry is all about “Industrial Transformation”. This year, DFKI is looking back on 10 years of “Industry 4.0”. The industrial transformation is progressing steadily and is driven by the following three mega-trends: digitalization, individualization and climate protection. DFKI and its project partners address corresponding questions with their application-oriented research and present industry-oriented results from the AI research fields of deep learning, robotics, sensor technology, human-robot collaboration, language and education technology, GreenTech, smart services in industrial and business processes, Gaia-X, explainability and trustworthiness of AI systems.

You want to visit us at HANNOVER MESSE 21? Sign up for a free trade visitor ticket from our contingent at the following link.

A compact overview of all exhibits can be found on our current press release: 

DFKI participation in the Hannover Messe conference program

Title & Description
Datum & Uhrzeit
Catching Up - AI in INDUSTRY
Talk with Prof. Antonio Krüger, CEO DFKI
13.04.2021 | 09:00 - 10:00
Autonomous, resilient, agile - Production Level 4 redefines the production of the future
Keynote with Prof. Martin Ruskowski, CEO SmartFactory KL
13.04.2021 | 14:45 - 15:15
10 Years of Industry 4.0: On the Future of a German Export Hit
Keynote with Prof. Wolfgang Wahlster, CEA DFKI
14.04.2021 | 17:30 - 18:00
Streamings & Exhibits Technologie-Initiative SmartFactory KL e.V.

Our Live-Streamings

As a visitor of the Hannover Messe fair you can enjoy our streamings live at www.hannovermesse.de:

Title & Description
Date & Time
Industrial AI for the economy
12.04.2021 | 16:00 - 16:25
DFKI4planet - How Artificial Intelligence is helping to make the business world more sustainable
13.04.2021 | 14:00 - 14:25
TRACTAT, CAMELOT, RICAIP - Transfer of Control in Distributed Industrie 4.0 Use Cases
What If Robots Call for Help?
14.04.2021 | 11:00 - 11:25
KI and Design
14.04.2021 | 14:00 - 14:25
Resilient production through artificial intelligence
15.04.2021 | 11:00 - 11:25
10 years of Industrie 4.0 - An idea conquers the world
SmartFactory-KL as nucleus of the 4th industrial revolution
15.04.2021 | 13:00 - 13:25
The CLAIRE Innovation Network
16.04.2021 | 15:00 - 15:25

Our Exhibits

Title & Description
Augmented Reality and AI-based learning and teaching
Intelligent sensor networks reduce physical stress
Chatbots in museum
AI to assist daily work in companies
Cyber-Physical Systems
Verification and virtual prototyping for RISC-V-Systems
AI for Environment and Sustainability
European Language Grid
Development and Utilization of data products in food industry
Individualized Implants and Prosthetics for the lower Extremities
The integrated trade tax wizard – available in German only
Innovative Retail Laboratory (IRL)
Application-Oriented Research for the Retail of the Future
Digital Phenotyping 4 Psychiatric Disorders from Social Interaction
Production Level 4-Demonstrator
The world's first Production Level 4 demonstrator
Robotics Innovation Center
Intelligent robotics - for the earth, the space and the human
Smart Construction
Artificial Intelligence in Construction
Smart Resilience Services in the manufacturing industry
Transfer of Control in Distributed Industrie 4.0 Use Cases

More information


Reinhard Karger
DFKI Corporate Spokesperson
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

Phone: +49 681 85775 5253
Mobile: +49 151 1567 4571


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz