The inauguration of the “InnoTruck” by Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka at the Hanover Fair marks the start of a nationwide roadshow on how “good ideas become socially relevant innovations”. The “InnoTruck” will visit up to 80 stops per year in the next 4 years and inform and present technology and ideas for the near future nationwide. The truck will stop at schools, universities, trade fairs and marketplaces and visitors will have the opportunity to find out about the German government’s high-tech strategy and see how good ideas become innovations. The various opportunities and risks involved will be highlighted.
The rolling exhibition is designed interactively. You are welcome to look at it, touch it or try it out. The two-storey bus houses over 80 high-tech exhibits and applications from the world of virtual and augmented reality. The exhibits come from a wide range of applications. One example comes from the “SensProCloth” project, which is an intelligent protective clothing for emergency and rescue forces. By means of this innovation, vital functions, environmental conditions and events, such as a fall, are to be recorded, thus making the work of rescue forces safer. In addition, the intelligent substance transmits locating signals and data to the command and control center.
The aim of the exhibition is to provide information about good ideas, to initiate further ideas and, above all, to promote specific ideas so that they can quickly mature into innovative products. The “InnoTruck” is not only a mobile exhibition, but also an information and dialogue service of the Federal Government for everyone who wants to inform, contribute or be inspired. After all, clever minds have good ideas that become innovations and are ultimately transformed into products or services that can continue to bring Germany forward.
The latest stops of the “InnoTruck” are as follows:
Würzburg – Vocational secondary school 15.05.2017 – 16.05.2017
Reutlingen – Science City Event 18.05.2017 – 20.05.2017
Erlangen – Federal competition “Jugend forscht” 25.05.2017 – 28.05.2017
Nuremberg – Martin-Behaim-Gymnasium 31.05.2017 – 02.06.2017
Zwickau – University of Western Saxony 10.06.2017
Dresden – Museum Technische Sammlungen / Long After the Sciences 15.06.2017 – 17.06.2017
Limburg – Marian School 19.06.2017 – 20.06.2017
Cologne – Technical University / Night of Technology 23.06.2017
Neuss – Gymnasium Norf 26.06.2017 – 27.06.2017
Mülheim – High School Heißen 29.06.2017 – 30.06.2017
Further dates and locations of the “InnoTruck” can be found on the tour plan.