• 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.


    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.


    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.

The Technology Region Aachen in detail

The Aachen Region comprises the CityRegion Aachen, the City of Aachen and the Districts of Düren, Euskirchen and Heinsberg.

Facts and Figures

2010 CityRegion Aachen City of Aachen DN EU HS
Area (in km²) 707 161 941 1,249 628
Population 566,300 258,400 268,637 192,100 255,000
Gross domestic product (in million €) (2008) 15,909 9,193 6,341 4,485 4,687
Gross value added (in million €) (2008) 14,273 8,248 5,689 4,024 4,205
Employees subject to social security contributions (SVB) 180,539 110,114 70,355 46,147 52,100
SVB (Primary sector) 1,805 - 2,111 461 521
SVB (Secondary sector) 45,135 19,821 23,217 15,690 16,151
SVB (Third sector) 135,404 90,293 45,027 29,534 34,907
  • City of Aachen

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  • CityRegion Aachen

    The CityRegion Aachen is home to almost as many people as Frankfurt am Main and it has more students than Harvard University. There are more business enterprises located here than in Zurich. more »
  • District of Düren

    A special feature of the District of Düren is its excellent transport connections to national and international economic centres by road and rail. It also has a distinct innovative strength with the Jülich Research Centre and external Departments of the Aachen University of Applied Sciences. more »
  • District of Heinsberg

    The District of Heinsberg is the westernmost region in Germany. Its geographic position combines two important qualities for business location: on the one hand its proximity to the bordering Dutch and Belgian neighbours and to the busy conurbations on the Rhine and Ruhr. more »
  • District of Euskirchen

    From the District of Euskirchen the economic centres of the Aachen, Cologne and Bonn regions can be easily reached via an excellent motorway network. Cologne Bonn Airport is only half an hour’s drive away. more »