• 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.

AC²-Innovationspreis Region Aachen

From 2012 the former "Innovationspreis Region Aachen " will be awarded as the "AC²-Innovationspreis Region Aachen ". This award goes to an enterprise, an institution or a person that has made an outstanding contribution to the development of the Aachen Region as a business location. The Innovation Prize is a tribute for special social or entrepreneurial achievements. It is to encourage enterprise in the Region and underline the Region as an innovative business location on both a national and international basis.

The award process of the Innovation Prize has changed: previously individual persons or entities could actively contend for the prize, but now nominations will be made. A Board of Trustees made up of recognised regional and national members of academia, the business community, the civil society and politics will select the prize-winner of the "AC²-Innovationspreis Region Aachen".


The format of the AC² competitions and the Innovationspreis Region Aachen are now combined under "AC² - Start-up, Growth, Innovation".

In the categories start-up and growth all start-up enterprises and high-growth SMEs can continue to benefit from cooperation with voluntary consultants from the AC² Consultant Network, to develop sustainable business and growth plans. The main focus should be on “innovation”.

Joint Awards Ceremony

Both the Start-up and Growth Prize and the "AC²-Innovationspreis Region Aachen" will be presented at the joint awards ceremony in June.


Photo of Dipl.-Betriebswirtin Havva Head of Consulting for Technology-Oriented Companies, Authorised Signatory Coskun-Dogan

Dipl.-Betriebswirtin Havva Coskun-Dogan
Head of Consulting for Technology-Oriented Companies, Authorised Signatory
+49 (0)241/963-1027
Photo of Nina Head of Economic Development Walkenbach M. A.

Nina Walkenbach M. A.
Head of Economic Development
+49 (0)241/963-1041
Photo of Dipl.-Betriebswirtin Gaby Project Management / Public Relations Mahr-Urfels

Dipl.-Betriebswirtin Gaby Mahr-Urfels
Project Management / Public Relations
+49 (0)241/963-1035