• 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.

Enjoy the beauty of nature

The countryside of the Aachen Region has a special charm in its versatility. The south has the highlands of the Eifel and the moor landscape of the Hohes Venn. Extensive forests, wide open heathlands or picturesque river valleys offer an oasis for recreation and relaxation. The northern part of the Region is flat country with forests, heaths and riverside pastures. These former open-cast and pit mining areas created by humans have since been transformed into attractive recreational areas.

A new experience of mining – from heavy industry to recreation

The centre and northern areas of the Aachen Region bear very much witness to the industrial tradition of the Region. What stands out most is the exceptional landscape left behind by the former pit and open-cast mining and the many well preserved historical buildings from the textile industry.

Many of these anthropogenic phenomena have been transformed over the years and integrated into the natural landscape. Nowadays many attractive cycle paths and hiking trails wind their way around old mine tips and factories and through the man-made lakelands in the Region.

  • Eifel

    The Eifel, situated in the south of the Aachen Region, is with its richly diverse landscape a very popular destination for day trips. more »
  • Indeland

    Indeland is a cooperation project that was started in 2008 under the auspices of the EuRegionale between the District of Düren, the towns Eschweiler, Jülich, Linnich, the local communities Langerwehe, Inden, Niederzier and Aldenhoven and also the Aachen Foundation Kathy Beys. more »
  • Grünmetropole

    The Grünmetropole [Green Metropolis] covers an area of almost 2,000 km² in the border triangle area from Beringen in Belgian Limburg via Heerlen in Dutch Limburg to Düren on the German side.  more »
  • Pferdelandpark

    The "Pferdelandpark" is a cooperation project that was started in 2008 under the auspices of the EuRegionale to secure the local landscape as a recreational area for the future. more »