Hypermotion Lab


Make way for innovative and disruptive concepts. Be it panel discussions, tech talks, start-up pitches or THINK TANKS – Hypermotion-Lab is the meeting point for newcomers, experts and inventive thinkers, who would like to change the world with their projects and innovative technologies in a revolutionary way.

Edward Snowden on 10 November 2020

Edward Snowden
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Edward Snowden is the most famous whistleblower in the world. He studied information technology and ended up working as a security specialist for the NSA. From 2005 he was a technician for the CIA, where he was responsible for IT security. Because he did not want to live in a world where everything he did and said would be recorded, in 2013 he leaked secret NSA documents, thereby launching the biggest covert surveillance scandal in history. At Hypermotion, Snowden will be speaking about the topic of ‘Data protection in mobility and logistics after the coronavirus – what comes next for infrastructure in terms of data protection?’.

Participants can watch Snowden’s keynote speech exclusively on 10 November digitally on the live stream as part of the Digital Experience. Get your free ticket now.

Marc Elsberg on 11 November 2020

Marc Elsberg
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Marc Elsberg is bestselling author. With his international bestsellers Blackout and Zero he established himself as a master of science-thrillers and a sought-after dialogue partner for politics and economy. In his novels he provides realistic future and threat scenarios.

Participants can watch Elsberg’s keynote speech exclusively on 11 November digitally on the live stream as part of the Digital Experience. Get your free ticket now.

Panel discussion

Thinking outside of the box is the name of the game here. These are the disruptive concepts that will be presented and discussed in 2020.

Hypermotion 2019, Messe Frankfurt, Germany

The individual sessions will be moderated by Martin J. Fröhlich, Visionary and Next Generation Entrepreneur. Thinking differently and putting new ideas into practice is his great passion. He is involved in the development of disruptive business models and works on long-term, innovative and sustainable solutions for the mobility of the future, such as air taxis, hyperloops and autonomous hotel rooms.

Drohnen Boom Speaker

The drone boom is creating a new market in the third dimension that is worth billions, and many large organisations, including Amazon, DHL, UPS and even the military, are moving to take advantage. From package delivery drones to military drones, these small, flying assistants are suitable for a wide range of application scenarios. Innovative drone technology can even be utilised for humanitarian missions to save people’s lives. That is why we are turning our attention to this topic in our panel discussion, where the following experts will explore the possibilities for using drones in actual practice:

  • Dr. Sebastian Clauß – Head of the Drone Task Force for the Bundeswehr Cyber Innovation Hub
  • Corvin Huber – CEO & CTO of D3 Technologies
  • Sabrina John – Managing Director of GLVI Gesellschaft für Luftverkehrsinformatik mbH
  • Frank Wernicke – Founder & CEO of Dronemasters
  • Tom Plümmer – CEO & Co-Founder of Wingcopter

Speaker Table

The internet of things is heading to space. Many companies are looking for ways that they can use satellites to deploy IoT not only all over the globe, but on other planets as well. Yet how can satellite constellations be developed on a commercial basis? What challenges are we currently facing? These questions will be the topic of a captivating panel discussion featuring the following experts:

  • Robert Boehme – CEO & Founder of PTS
  • Thomas Grübler – CEO & Co-Founder of OroraTech
  • Thomas Jarzombek – MP, Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy, Commissioner for the Digital Industry and Start-ups for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
  • Sebastian Straube – Founder of Exponential Space
  • Johann Dietrich Wörner – ESA Director General (European Space Agency)
  • Dr. Franziska Zeitler – Head of Department at the German Aerospace Center (DLR)

3D-Druck Speaker

Might the dream of printing your own car soon become reality? Thanks to additive technologies, it is already possible to offer products in a variety of versions and manufacture special editions quickly. On-demand models allow companies to save large sums on storage and make it possible to produce items individually as required. This rapidly growing market offers huge opportunities, yet there are still a number of technological challenges that need to be dealt with. We will be discussing these challenges in our panel discussion with the following experts:

  • Stefanie Brickwede – Managing Director of Mobility goes Additive e.V.
  • Gerd Funk – CEO of Print2Taste GmbH
  • Prof. Dr. Ingomar Kelbassa – CEO of WEISS Spindeltechnologie GmbH, A Siemens Company
  • Erik Wirsing – Vice President of Global Innovation at Schenker AG
  • Larissa Zeichhardt – Managing Director of LAT Funkanlagen-Service GmbH

Listen to the future-oriented topics of 2019 in our Hypermotion Podcast


The air taxi opens up a new and previously unused dimension of urban public transport that has the potential to become one of tomorrow’s mobility trends. Innovative companies, such as Ehang, Lilium and Volocoptor, have already successfully tested air-taxi prototypes and they are certain this new form of transport has a bright future. Accordingly, experts debated, inter alia, the following questions in a fascinating panel discussion: are air taxis the public transport of the future? How will they revolutionise the way we move around our conurbations? And what must happen so that air taxis can become reality here?

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Does the Hyperloop and its technology represent a future-oriented alternative to road and air transport? Representatives of Hyperloop and railway companies will take an in-depth look at the issues involved. The experts believe in the potential offered by this futuristic means of transport thanks to its ability to transport people and goods rapidly and sustainably. Therefore, the panellists discussed the biggest challenges in designing and building a European Hyperloop infrastructure and how it could be integrated into existing transport systems.

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Everything in this panel discussion revolved around the subject of artificial intelligence whereby the experts firstly asked what exactly a cyborg is. Just looking for a definition reveals a wide range of opinions: are cyborgs people with technical aids that expand their abilities to such an extent that they stand out from their contemporaries? Or are they people that consist to a large extent of artificial elements and can, therefore, do things beyond the scope of humans? Be prepared for a fascinating discussion and learn the extent to which man-machines are already reality in this day and age.

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Find selected panel discussions and keynotes in our Hypermotion Podcast.

Start-up Pitches

Start-up Pitches

With the start-up pitches, young entrepreneurs and visionaries have the opportunity to present their projects and ideas concerning mobility 4.0 in front of a renowned jury consisting of industry insiders and investors. The start-ups compete with each other in several sessions. Afterwards they answer the questions of the jury and the audience. At the end of each day, the jurors announce who is winner of the day.

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Winners of the start-up pitches 2020

The start-up pitches 2020 offered newcomers the chance to present their innovative products and ideas to a panel of respected figures from the field. RepairFix GmbH, D3 Technologies AG and DATAbility GmbH were chosen as the winners of the event. Being ranked first, RepairFix GmbH received a stand package (stand space of 9 m²) for Hypermotion 2021. With their platform “motum,” the tech-start-up in the future mobility sector offers a solution to digitalise the communication between fleet managers, drivers and service partners in case of damage or service. D3 Technologies AG, which is developing air traffic control for future urban air mobility, came second and won a marketing package by Gründerszene including two tickets for “Spätschicht”. The third-place winner DATAbility GmbH presented AI-based software solutions and received a voucher worth EUR 350 for a seminar at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Congratulations to the winners of the start-up pitches 2020!


Participating start-ups

All participating start-ups are listed in the exhibitors search in the Special interest section. And as well in the Hypermotion navigator app .

Selection of participating start-ups


Vision Mobility Think Tank

Increasing urbanisation demands new connectivity and mobility concepts. These will include multiple forms of mobility, eliminating the conventional boundaries between local public transport, logistics and purely private vehicles. In 2020, the VISION mobility THINK TANK is focusing on the topic of ‘Alternative mobility in cities’.

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Logistics Digital Conference (LDC!)

Logistics Digital Conference auf der Hypermotion

Innovations for logistics. The LDC! conference highlights new approaches and benchmarks for making digital logistics faster, safer, more reliable, more transparent and more sustainable. It will be addressing the topics of climate protection, preventing air pollution, the returns problem, and goods deliveries over the final mile. Experts will be talking about the new concepts on offer for goods transport over distances both short and long.

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