• 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.

  • Key sectoral focal points

    At the beginning of the 19th century the area around Aachen was one of the first regions in continental Europe to be industrialised. Pit coal deposits to the north of Aachen and the traditional textile industry were the important drives in this development. This economic boom brought industries in its wake that are still very much a feature of the Region today. more »
  • Arbeitskräftepotenzial

    The Technology Region Aachen has a population of approximately 1.3 million. 50,000 persons teach or study at the universities in the Region. These are ideal conditions for finding highly qualified personnel. The high quality of life in the Region makes it easier for employees to make a commitment on a long-term basis. Every year 3,000 graduates from RWTH Aachen University and 800 from the Aachen University of Applied Sciences – mostly in engineering and natural sciences – are on the labour market in the Region. Alongside the many business enterprises, RWTH Aachen University is also very important as a vocational trainer; with more than 700 apprenticeships and training programmes it has the largest vocational training programme in the Region. The University and other educational facilities are also important for the qualified further education of your employees. In setting up your business here or in expansion projects we cooperate closely with the Federal Employment Office to provide you with competent and reliable support. Being so close to Belgium and the Netherlands you have access to a cross-border labour market and with that multi-lingual personnel. more »