The Edge of Innovation

IFA NEXT is strictly focused on the future. Start-ups, research institutions, universities and technology companies attend to showcase innovative and future-focused products and solutions.

IFA NEXT – IFA’s Innovation Hub

Technology in focus at IFA Next

Smart cities, the future of mobility, artificial intelligence, robotics and virtual reality – these and many other topics are the focus of IFA NEXT, IFA’s innovation hub. IFA NEXT in Hall 26 brings together what belongs together: global expertise and knowledge for the future of technology, business and lifestyles.

Exhibitors showcase video systems for autonomous cars and facial recognition control systems show what artificial intelligence could achieve in everyday life. Mini-headphones which translate conversations in real time via an internet connection, demonstrate state-of-the-art technology.

The “House of Smart Living” is a reference for our networked lives, demonstrating the use of artificial intelligence in ‘smart’ daily activities. Voice-controlled machines learn the habits of their users and automatically adapt all devices to suit their owners.

Robots as household aids, entertainment or as hardware for learning through play are just as much a part of the IFA NEXT exhibition as the autonomous mini-transporters. Future mobility also includes light two-wheeled vehicles. IFA NEXT will feature exciting examples.

Digital health is also in focus. Clothing equipped with sensors to prevent poor posture or dehydration, and special glasses for light therapy or hypnosis can contribute to your well-being.

Showing how fitness and virtual reality fit perfectly together is demonstrated by a very special exhibition: An ingenious piece of sports equipment lets you fly through time and space, navigating with your entire body, and thus training every muscle. The spatial illusion is provided by a pair of VR glasses.