Science Campus Returns to K 2016

After its successful debut in 2013, the Science Campus will again be a feature at K 2016.

After its successful debut in 2013, the Science Campus will again be a feature at K 2016.

To further intensify the dialogue between research and industry, scientific organizations will provide an overview of activities and results at this special forum. Four key themes will be focused on at the Science Campus, each of which are defined by the K 2016 Innovation Circle, a panel of experts from the sciences and representatives of the K 2016's Exhibitors' Council.

K will take place on October 19 - 26, 2016, at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The Science Campus offers exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to gain a concentrated overview of scientific activities and findings in the plastics and rubber sector and promotes a knowledge exchange between companies and universities.

The following participants will be represented at the Science Campus in Hall 7.0, and will present pioneering materials and technologies pertaining to challenges of plastics and rubber technology:

  • Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
    Institute of Plastics Engineering (ikd),
  • Johannes Kepler University
    Institute of Polymeric Materials and Testing, Linz, Austria
  • Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF)
  • Chemnitz University of Technology
    Cluster of Excellence MERGE, Institute of Lightweight Structures
  • Dresden University of Technology
    Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK)
  • University of Stuttgart
    Institute of Polymer Technology (IKT)
  • A total of ten institutes or chairs of macromolecular and technical chemistry.
  • Fraunhofer Society for the advancement of applied research with a total of eight institutes
  • Kunststoff-Institut (plastics institute for SMEs in North Rhine-Westphalia) (KIMW)
  • Beteiligungs- und Kunststoffverwertungsgesellschaft mbH (BKV) – investment and plastics-recycling company
  • Climate-KIC GmbH – Climate Innovation Initiative of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology
  • Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR) – coordinating institute for renewable materials activities
  • German Chemical Society (GDCh)
  • VDI – The Association of German Engineers
  • Scientific Alliance of Plastics Technology (WAK)

In addition, these four topics will be the focus of the discussion and communication forum at the Science Campus Center: Innovation drivers of global change focusing on resource efficiency; Plastics Industry 4.0; new materials; and lightweight engineering. 

Scientific training in macromolecular chemistry and plastics technology will also be important themes. Scientists of the K 2016 Innovation Circle and teams from their institutes will prepare the key themes and present them in different formats. Expected to have a lasting impact on the sectors’ market development in the coming years, these themes will not only be the focus of the Science Campus but will also be reflected in the presentations of the exhibitors, the special show "Plastics Shape the Future" and the Innovation Compass.