Karlsruhe20.06. - 10.07.2013

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)



Photo: KIT

The exhibition was opened on June 19th by Prof. Dr Eberhard Umbach, president of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Scientific impulses were given by Prof. Dr Maximilan Fichtner from the Helmholtz-Institute Ulm, by Prof. Dr Jörg Sauer, director of the Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology at the KIT and by Prof. Dr Clemens Posten from the Institute of Process Engineering in Life Sciences at the KIT.

Of 21 to 30 June 2013 the Science Festival EFFEKTE took place in Karlsruhe with many different formats of scientific communication. The KIT participated with about 100 program items, one of which was the exhibition “Ideas 2020”.


On June 25 the author and science journalist Thomas Bührke read his historical roman “Die Sonne im Zentrum” in the exhibition as part of the program of the science festival EFFEKTE.


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Self-determined living in old age

Conserving resources and using renewable materials

Intelligently supplying energy to protect the planet

Life in the city of tomorrow

The medical care of the future is preventative and personalised

Question from visitors in Karlsruhe


“When will electric cars take off commercially? Will they ever actually manage it?” Read the answer here.

“How does the nitrogen in a superconducting cable stay cold enough?” Read the answer here.

“Can we control the amount of green electricity being produced so that it keeps pace with consumer demand?” Read the answer here.

“Which of the renewable energy technologies will win out over the rest?” Read the answer here.