From material to a marketable product

Launch conference of the series of events "Material shapes product II"

13 September 2012 · 9:00–19:00

Location: Instituto Cervantes (Staufenstraße 1, Frankfurt)
Organiser: Hessen-Nanotech action line of the Hessian Ministry of Economics, Transport and Regional Development
Program Development: Haute Innovation – Agentur für Material und Technologie
Presentation: Dr. Sascha Peters

Hessen is on its way to a new energy era. To pave the way for a safe, environmentally friendly, socially acceptable and affordable energy supply, the Hessian State Government launched the Hessian Energy Summit on the 6th of April 2011, and presented the results of the Summit on the 10th of November 2011. With the phasing out of nuclear energy, Germany will assume a leading role among industrialised nations. “The switch to the supply of alternative energy sources for Germany is a major challenge, but it offers tremendous market opportunities for the medium-sized industry,” says the Hessian Minister Dieter Posch.

Organic dye solar cells for power supply, kites power plants using high-strength textiles or parabolic trough power plants for commercial use – a variety of new developments contribute to the goal set for the year 2050, when the total energy consumption in Hessen (electricity and heat) should be switched to renewable energies. An important role is played not only on energy, but also the energy distribution, energy efficiency and energy saving. In particular, by developing innovative material technologies and material production of new nanomaterial energy systems, will open up unexpected possibilities. The future market of smart energy technologies relates not only to the systems and components for decentralised energy supply technologies, it also looks to reduce energy consumption and find solutions for increasing energy and material efficiency.

With the conference “Materials for New Energy”, the action line Hessen-Nanotech of the Hessian Ministry for Economics, Transport and Regional Development, speeds up the transfer of technology into marketable products for the energy and information technology users, product developers, designers and architects about the latest developments.


Steffen Saebisch, State Secretary – Hessian Ministry for Economics, Transport and Regional Development

Launch conference of the series of events “Material shapes product II”


“Innovative materials as enabler for solar thermal power plants”, Dr. Thomas Rügamer (SCHOTT Solar CSP GmbH, Mainz)

“Current power plant according to the principles of wings”, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Lawerenz (Universität Kassel)

“Non-destructive testing techniques for wind turbine blades”, Dr. Jochen Aderhold (Fraunhofer-Institut für Holzforschung Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI, Braunschweig)


“Techniques of using waste heat to generate electricity”, Helmut Riebesell (Conpower Technik GmbH, Kaufungen)

“Intelligent energy management with loam materials”, Peter Gmeiner (Lehmorange, Freiburg)

“OLED, CFRP lightweight, self-healing coatings: Future concepts for the era of electric vehicles”, Johannes Barckmann (EDAG GmbH & Co. KGaA, Fulda)

9th Nanotechnology Forum Hessen

14.15 Uhr

“NANOFORCE: Promotion of chemical nanotechnology innovations in Central Europe”, Irina Nunberger (Chemie-Cluster Bayern GmbH)


“Perspectives and need for research on photocatalytic hydrogen production”, Prof. Dr. Wolfram Jägermann (Technische Universität Darmstadt)

“Carbon nanotubes: From future material into functional applications for the energy sector”, Dr. Walter Schütz (Future Carbon GmbH, Bayreuth)

“Durable dynamic systems through nano-optimized wear protective and repair coatings”, Stefan Bill (Rewitec GmbH, Lahnau)


“Organic photovoltaic systems for energy-autonomous systems”, Olaf Rogge (BASF SE, Ludwigshafen)

“Polytronics – Printed organic electronics products for the future”, Mareike Gast (Mareike Gast Industriedesign, Frankfurt)

“Thermoelectric generators for autonomous sensors and micro actuators”, Wladimir Punt (Micropelt Gmbh, Freiburg)

image: Glass-metal connection for solar thermal power plants (source: SCHOTT Solar CSP GmbH, Mainz)