HANNOVER FAIR 1st to 5th April 2019


Berlin is the capital of good ideas: smart, future-orientated, and digitally inspired. Berlin's industry is regarded as a pioneer in many areas. Global companies and technology-driven SMEs in Berlin are working closely with the international start-up scene and the many top-class research institutions in the city. The result is something new: extraordinary products and pioneering solutions for the world of tomorrow. #MADEINBERLIN, DIGITALLY INSPIRED makes the high innovative power and inventiveness of the capital visible in cooperation with 25 corporate partners. The industry campaign was launched by the Berlin Senate within the framework of its "2018-2021 Master Plan for Berlin as City of Industry".

At the 2019 Hannover Fair, #MADEINBERLIN, DIGITALLY INSPIRED became a unique space for experimentation. The 100 m² stand allowed trade fair visitors to experience the creative potential of Berlin's industry by interacting with exciting industrial products "Made in Berlin", high-tech, art, and installations. The exhibits also reflected the freedom enjoyed by those who manufacture in Berlin. #MADEINBERLIN, DIGITALLY INSPIRED invited visitors to give things a try and playfully discover that Berlin is the ideal environment for innovation. Participating partners include: Ape Unit, citkar, BigRep, botspot, i-mmersive, INURU, Moeco, Robot4Work, pi4, Sonic Robots, Studio LS301, WISTA, Würth Elektronik eiSos, and Yptokey. The centrepiece of the trade show appearance was the #MADEINBERLIN conference, offering various panels and talks on such future topics as: the smart city, future mobility concepts, music & fashion tech, artificial intelligence, Brain City, and Berlin talent. The #MADEINBERLIN party on 4th April was also provide a creative space for networking.



Ape Unit provides a playful insight into the fascinating world of blockchain technology and smart contracts. Every visitor will get a chance to do their first token transaction in exchange for an ice cream, thus intuitively and deliciously learning the mechanics behind one of the most discussed technologies of recent years. The deliberately simple installation is an entertaining demonstration that reflects one of Ape Unit's beliefs: the transformative power of blockchain technology and the increasing importance of decentralized applications in everyday life. Ape unit is an 

Interdisciplinary network and technology hub of strategists, developers, and designers based in Berlin-Kreuzberg.




A dry, comfortable journey to the city to meet customers, go shopping, or make deliveries without the hassle of finding a parking space or long waits in traffic jams: a fantasy made true with the Loadster®. This product by Berlin start-up citkar combines the advantages of the bicycle with those of a car. The environmentally-friendly vehicle is particularly ideal for the logistics industry because a spacious transport box has been integrated into the back of the Loadster® body. What is officially listed as an e-bike is driven by a 1300-watt motor by automotive supplier Mando. The replaceable battery pack has a capacity of up to 3,200 Wh. The vehicle can thus cover up to 200 kilometres on a single charge. The Loadster® will be launched in May.




The world's largest mass-produced 3-D printers for the FFF segment come from Berlin. The BigRep PRO made by the technology company founded in 2014 and headquartered in Berlin-Kreuzberg with offices in Boston and Singapore is the fastest industrial printer of its kind. BigRep is setting the industry standard for large-format printing, with the goal of redefining the manufacturing industry. Additive manufacturing reduces manufacturing costs and speeds up the launch of new products. BigRep printers are setting new standards in terms of speed, reliability, and efficiency. Engineers, developers, and manufacturers in leading manufacturing, automotive, and aerospace technology companies prefer BigRep printers. BigRep printers allow users to print innovative prototypes like the NERA. All the parts of the world's first functional e-motorbike, except the battery and engine, were completely printed in 3-D. BigRep printers have received numerous awards, including the STUDIO 2018 with the German Innovation Award. As a pioneer in one of the key technologies of our time, BigRep is building the future with its highly qualified, international and interdisciplinary, customer-orientated engineering teams.



Quelle: BigRep GmbH


Producing high-precision, perfect-colour 3-D scans in just 0.01 seconds: that's what botspot can do, even for people and objects of very different sizes. Since 2013, the Berlin-based company has been developing and building its 3-D scanners in Germany. These work on the basis of photogrammetry, where objects are quickly scanned without contact using many high-tech sensors. Since no lasers are used, these scans are completely harmless. As a leader in photogrammetry technology leader, botspot offers individual complete solutions for every application for industry, fashion, healthcare, virtual reality, and full body scans.




Trying on clothes in a virtual space is practical, comfortable, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable because the shirts, dresses, or trousers don't actually have to be manufactured before trying them on. The AR application Virtual Mirror is just one of the many innovative VR complete solutions that i-mmersive offers. The Berlin-based company focuses on the research and development of state-of-the-art full-service VR solutions: from cameras to live stream software and smartphone goggles to an online platform for live streaming content in VR, including concert livestreams and virtual fashion shows. In addition, i-mmersive developed the YEYE360 system, the fastest, almost zero-latency 360° 4K camera & software suite. Companies around the world like Nokia use the YEYE360 to demonstrate the speed of 5G data transfers. Volkswagen's R&D department uses i-mmersive's VEYE 360 to conduct research on autonomous driving.



Printing light on paper: how does that work? INURU invented it. The high-tech start-up founded in Berlin in 2016 uses inks developed in-house to print on wafer-thin materials, allowing packaging to light up once touched. This unique technology is based on organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), flat light sources that are just a few nanometers thick and emit light by themselves. They consist of organic semiconductors and are recyclable. In cooperation with Karl Knauer GmbH, INURU developed the world's first self-illuminating bottle label for Coca Cola. Currently, INURU is working on having videos play back on paper. Incidentally, INURU founders Patrick Barkowski and Marcin Ratajczak came up with their revolutionary idea in a sushi restaurant, as they considered how wonderful it would be if the fish could swim over the menu.



Her space-age outfit is studded with round discs that light up when she taps her hands on it, making drum beats, bass notes, and other sounds heard. The 3-D Drum Dress is what Berlin-based musician Lizzy Scharnofske, aka LIZZY, calls her 3-D printed dress. A set of drums that she can wear while allowing her to dance at the same time was her own invention. Lizzy Scharnofske first made a name for herself as a drummer with numerous bands. In addition to jazz, she has worked in various genres such as pop, electro, and rock. In 2012, the artist was awarded the New German Jazz Prize for her solo work. Berlin inspires the native of Lower Saxony, because the city is crazy enough for her bizarre ideas.



The Moeco blockchain platform connects devices around the world. The software works with existing gateway devices such as smartphones. The data transfer takes place without access to user data. Moeco uses crowdsourcing to increase its reach and help companies expand into new markets cost-effectively. Moeco BLE is based on the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless technology. Smartphones are becoming mobile hotspots. Moeco LR can connect devices with a single access over an area of up to 15 kilometres. Several dozen LPWAN gateways would be enough to cover a big city like London. In 2018, Moeco was named one of the ten most innovative IoT start-ups in Europe.



Eine CNC-Fräse, ein 3-Drucker, eine Workstation – und das Ganze auf einer Europalette: Das MotionLab.Berlin präsentiert einen „Maker-Space“ im Miniaturformat. Das kompakte Gründerpaket ist gleichzeitig eine der kleinsten mietbaren Einheiten von Europas größtem Prototyping-Space. Das MotionLab.Berlin wurde 2017 als Open Innovation Space gegründet. Heute arbeiten hier rund 150 Mitglieder an der Zukunft von hardwarebasierten Produktideen, darunter mehr als 20 Start-ups. In der ehemaligen Fertigungshalle am Görlitzer Park stehen ihnen Laser, 3D-Drucker und Fräsen in einmaligen Dimensionen zur Verfügung. Dies gibt den Gründern sämtliche Werkzeuge an die Hand zu, die sie zur Entwicklung eines Produkts von der Idee zur Serienreife benötigen.



Her face reflects her momentary "state of mind" and her hands can see: lady robot IOSY is a humanoid factory worker. Although she does not think like a human being, she can perform certain movements like a human with precision and endurance. For example, she is great at grabbing and moving objects. IOSY is a workerbot made by pi4_robotics GmbH. In 2010, the Berlin-based company introduced the world's first humanoid factory worker. Since then, its pi4 workerbots are found in many factories and even kiosks all over the world.  With around 50 employees, pi4_robotics is one of the leading manufacturers of image processing systems, test machines, and robots. Founded in 1994, the company is represented by 43 sales and service partners in 29 countries around the world.



He only stands about 90 cm high, his skin is a bright white, and his chest displays information. Sometimes, he even shows a heart beats there. Robot4Work Robotic Services' humanoid robots are designed to work with people. Tirelessly and around the clock. They can be easily synchronized with other devices. Especially in the hotel, healthcare, and service sectors, work robots improve workflow efficiency and increase customer satisfaction. With their trusted support, human colleagues can focus on more important activities.



A drum machine that viewers can program together? That's exactly what the MR-808 Interactive is. It turns passive listeners into active musicians in real time. The original version of the MR-808 was developed in 2013 by the Sonic Robots collective under the direction of Berlin-based media artist and robotics engineer Moritz Simon Geist. In 2015-16, it was upgraded with interactive parts. The robot installation is a replica of the famous TR-808 Rhythm Composer. Introduced in 1981 by Roland, the drum machine mimicked the sound of real percussion instruments and influenced the early development of house, hip-hop, and electro music.



Sweep is the name of the collaborative robot developed by Berlin-based Studio LS301 for BSR, the city’s street sweeping department. The autonomous helper relieves BSR employees of repetitive and physically demanding work. The special thing about Sweep: it can communicate in a way that humans can understand. Its body language is based on the movement patterns and gestures of humans and animals. For example, users know whether Sweep has recognised them and they can approach safely. Studio LS301 is a young product and interaction design studio which has set itself the goal of making working with robots humane. The two designers Jonas Schneider and Valentin Lindau are concerned with promoting human acceptance of these new technologies. 



The state-owned WISTA Management GmbH (WISTA) acts as an initiator and catalyst to strengthen Berlin's economic and research fundamentals. The tasks and services performed by the company and its subsidiaries is correspondingly broad, ranging from the construction and operation of start-up and technology centres, providing grants to start-ups and established companies, and implementing urban development plans. In addition to the technology location at Berlin Adlershof, WISTA also operates the Charlottenburg Innovation Centre (CHIC) in City West. It is building the FUBIC technology and start-up centre in Berlin-Dahlem and is setting up offices for ten centres for the future in Berlin.



A revolutionary LED lighting concept for plant growth is presented by Würth Elektronik eiSos, one of the leading manufacturers of electronic and electromechanical components in Europe.  The horticulture box, a miniature version of which will be shown at the fair, allows the local cultivation of fruits and vegetables even in winter. The system was developed as part of a research project in cooperation with the Technical University of Munich. Würth Elektronik sees itself as a technology enabler and supports its customers and partners in everything from selecting components to system solutions. Especially for this purpose, an open space for creatives, developers, and start-ups was recently opened on the EUREF campus in Berlin to promote innovative projects and to provide a meeting place for the creative scene.



The Berlin start-up Yptokey has developed a software solution for digital key and conditional access systems. Mobile devices such as smartphones allow users to open and lock digital locks and manage access permissions quickly and securely. Third parties can be assigned different access levels. Access to the blockchain-powered network is only granted to authorised persons; their identity becomes a key, more or less. As a decentralized network, the system also offers high security: there is no such thing as central data access. Yptokey developed its innovative technology in the Berlin incubator of the international automotive supplier HELLA. After entering the market in March 2019 with the locking cylinder from Uhlmann and Zacher, the next product launch will take place at the Hannover Messe. A versatile door handle with YPTOKEY software solution is presented, which enables the opening and closing as well as an access authorization management with the help of a smartphone.



At the heart of the appearance of #BERLIN PRODUCED, DIGITALLY INSPIRED is the Digital Berlin Conference. Opinion leaders, start-up founders, scientists, and innovators will exchange views on the latest trends and topics in the digital industry for five days. offering various panels and talks on such future topics as: smart cities, future mobility concepts, building management data security, music & fashion tech, artificial intelligence, industrial digitalization, and working on agile teams.