• Photo: Andreas Herrmann
    Photo: Andreas Herrmann

     

    A location for the alert. The right location for you.

    The Technology Region Aachen offers a unique combination of high technology – with university and private research – and production know-how. Its international flair is immense – from the International Charlemagne Prize to the World Equestrian Festival – and yet it still has endearingly strong local roots and traditions. It is a lively corporate landscape with one of the best market geographies in Europe. AGIT promotes and develops this Technology Region and is the partner for international, national and regional enterprises when it comes to finding the ideal location.

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    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.

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    Starting up with technology. The innovative power of new business enterprises.

    A Technology Region does not just appear out of thin air. Nor can it hold its own without using the power of new technological ideas, the latest findings from the field of science and research or new processes as the basis for establishing new companies. And exactly that is what is so special about the Aachen Region. Here – with our help – science can become business. AGIT specialises in providing support for technology-oriented start-up companies.

Regional Committees

Since taking up a common approach to the challenge in regional economics and the local labour market brought about by the structural changes in the 1980s and 90s, the regional development in the Aachen Region has been shaped by a living culture of dialogue and cooperation. With this in mind and with a view to exploiting the opportunities arising from the EU Structural Fund 2007-2013, the regional players have re-positioned structures for cooperation and decision-making in the Aachen Region. With this we hope to meet the challenges of the coming years and create a uniform and transparent decision-making structure for the entire regional development. The new structure borne institutionally by AGIT and REGIO Aachen came into effect with the resolution of the Regional Conference of 29 March 2007. 

Tasks of the Steering Committee and Specialist Committees

In line with the structural reform adopted by the Regional Conference and the consequent amendments to the statutes for REGIO Aachen e. V. the Steering Committee has the following tasks:

  • Assumption of the tasks of the former Steering Committee of the Aachen Region 
  • Determination of and decision on future regional and cross-border economic, structural and labour market policies in the Aachen Region based on the mission statement, regional development concepts, cross-border plan of action and resolutions of the Regional Conference.
  • Authorisation to grant the regional consensus necessary for promoting projects submitted. This applies in particular to projects to be funded or co-funded by European support programmes (EFRE, ESF, ZIEL 3 ETZ, ELER) or projects in other aid programmes with specific regional relevance.


The four Specialist Committees “Regional Economic and Structural Development”, “Work, Vocational Training and Qualification”, “Culture” and “Social Integration” do the preparatory work for the resolutions of the Steering Committee.