“Digitization” was the key word on Hannover Messe 2017. A spirit if optimism caused by this magic word was perceptible all over the pace – process innovations and new business model approaches on at almost every booth. This of course increased the expectations on “Hannover Messe & blockchain”. But: it was disappointing. No more than three entries for “blockchain” could be found in the list of exhibitors.:

  1. zF presented eWallet, which they developed together with Innogy and UBS. By the eWallet the car functions are expanded by a wallet function so toll or parking fees can be paid automatically. Here you can have a look at a video, which had been presented during CES in Las Vegas earlier this year.
  2. And our country neighbours from The Netherlands were as well active in the blockchain space during Hannover Messe. Prof. Egbert-Jan Sol, CTO if the Dutch TNO Industry, presented with his team the magnifold activitites, which are taking place already in the Netherlands today. Their highlighted areas were SCM and identitiy.
  3. The CHAINSTEP Partner Prostep AG presented the promising project SAMPL-3D, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics. SAMPL-3D has the target, to secure 3D-printing and to operate the licence Management of the industrial production by blockchain technology. Here you find a video on the demonstrator PROSTEP presented on Hannover Messer (sorry, German only):