Hands-on experiments, shows and concerts. IdeenExpo, Europe’s largest natural sciences and technology event for young people, will next take place from 2 to 10 July 2022.
Hanover’s exhibition grounds are periodically transformed into a huge and exciting world of discovery for young people who are interested in the natural sciences and enjoy carrying out science experiments. The Technology and Innovation Show, which featured stars such as Bosse, Sunrise Avenue and Sasha, attracted a record number of 395,000 visitors in 2019. Exhibitors presented over 670 interactive exhibits over more than 110,000 square metres of exhibition space. The aim was to inspire young visitors to learn more about training, research and job opportunities in the natural sciences, technology and innovation. The exhibition was divided into different themed areas: energy, communication, the living world and the environment, mobility and manufacturing. The exhibition programme was also topped off with a series of workshops, lectures, science shows and experiments.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the supervisory board of IdeenExpo decided in May 2020 to postpone the 2021 exhibition until summer 2022. The exhibition will be held again from 2 to 10 July under the banner: “Try something new!” As large events have had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus, IdeenExpo decided to livestream the Science Slam on YouTube for the first time ever during spring 2020. Viewers were able to watch this tried and tested blend of science and entertainment from the comfort of their own homes.