BMBF Global Change Research Projects at HANNOVER MESSE 2012

Global Change research projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will be presenting themselves at HANNOVER MESSE from 23rd to 27th of April, 2012. Discover how future megacities and small and medium-sized enterprises fight climate change through research and development of innovative technologies.

Future Megacities
Globalisation, climate change and continuous urbanization place enormous pressure on rapidly growing megacities around the world. With its funding programme Research for the Sustainable Development of Megacities of Tomorrow the BMBF focuses on energy and climate efficient structures in urban growth centres (see

Special exhibition Metropolitan Solutions (Hall 26, Stand B46)
The exhibition will present research projects on the infrastructure of energy, water, waste water, and mobility, as well as climate change, security and waste management in megacities.

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 10:00-10:20 am
Contribution to the Metropolitan Solutions Forum:
Energy and Climate Efficient Structures in Future Megacities – Research Results for Urban Innovations*

VDI Exhibition Stand TalkING (Hall 2, Stand D36)
Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Megacities – Mega Chances? Successful Cooperation with China - News from Research*

Tech-Transfer Exhibition Stand Gateway2Innovation (Hall 2, Stand 10)
Thursday, April 26th 2012, 15:15 - 16:15 pm
Substance Cycles in the Megacities of Tomorrow – Simulations and Modelling of Complex Technical Systems in Regions of Urban Growth*

DLR Project Management Agency - Environment, Culture, Sustainability
Dr. Andrea Koch-Kraft
Tel: +49 (0)228 3821-1552

KMU Innovativ: Resources and Energy Efficiency
In the upcoming years, climate change is set to massively increase pressure on the economy, politics and society. Energy and climate efficient technologies are developing into a critical success factor. These innovative technologies are often driven by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which are an important interface for the transfer of research results from the scientific to the business community.
Through the funding of SME projects (KMU Innovativ) in the area of “resources and energy efficiency”, the BMBF is seeking to boost the potential for innovation among SMEs in world-class research (see

VDI-Stand TalkING (Hall 2, Stand D36)
Monday, April 23rd 2012, 10:00 - 10:30 am
Selected projects from KMU Innovativ Resources and Energy Efficiency:
- Energy Efficient Vending and Service Machines*
- Heating and Cooling of Electric Cars*

Friday, April 27th 2012, 10:00 - 10:30 am
A climate-related research project from the BMBF-funded project klimazwei:
- Energy Efficient Chlorine Production through the Use of Oxygen Depolarized Cathode Technology*

tech transfer (Hall 2, Stand D10)
Friday, April 27th 2012, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Confirmed presentations by BMBF-funded KMU Innovativ Resources and Energy Efficiency projects
- Regenerative Energy in Production Systems– Improving Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing*
- Reducing the Energy Demand of Surface Engineering Companies – Preliminary Results of the Project E³*
- Automatic Problem Division of Complex Industrial Combustion Processes for Emission Reduction*
- Development of Absorber Tubes for Solar High Temperature Application*

DLR Project Management Agency - Environment, Culture, Sustainability
Dr. Günter Panzner
Tel:  +49 (0)228 3821-1518

Petra Kontny
Tel:  +49 (0)228 3821-1542

BMBF Global Change Research
Social, economic and technological developments are disrupting the climate and the environment on a global scale. By funding Global Change Research, the BMBF fulfills its role of providing a precautionary public service and safeguarding the fundamental necessities of life. Thereby, BMBF focuses on following topics: biodiversity, climate change and land and water management (see

* All presentations will be held in German