The economy needs technology and technology needs the economy.

As simple as it may sound, this correlation plays a decisive role in the growth of an entire region. Here in Aachen we are the partner for business enterprises opening doors for them and making the Technology Region Aachen more transparent. Whether it’s about setting up a company here, finding innovation partners or the targeted promotion of economically sound projects, AGIT is the development agency for the Aachen region and your partner for business.

Financing and managing innovations

Small and medium-sized enterprises can receive external funding for professional support in the development and realisation of their innovation project.

For instance the Federal Ministry of Economy’s programme "Go-Inno" provides grants for external consultants who can support your innovation project with feasibility studies and project management.

The State North Rhine-Westphalia has an "innovation vouchers" programme for the initial R&D phase. This programme finances scientific consultations and services you may require.

If you employ someone for your innovation project, e.g. a university graduate, a certain percentage of your personnel expenses (innovation assistant) may be sponsored. If the employee is not a university graduate funding for the personnel expenses may still be possible via the “ZIM-Programm” of the Federal Ministry of the Economy, a programme that supports innovative SMEs.

There are also many possibilities of supporting your innovation project by funding and financing in the investment sector.

Contact us for individual counselling.

  • Special support programmes

    If you are looking for funding for expanding your business enterprise there are special programmes for existing companies. With a view to your growth, these finance for instance investments in fixed capital, increase in personnel or operating resources. more »


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Dipl.-Betriebswirtin Havva Coskun-Dogan
Head of Consulting for Technology-Oriented Companies, Authorised Signatory
+49 (0)241/963-1027