AGIT - The regional business development company

Welcome to the technology-region Aachen!

As a regional business development company, we are supporting companies, industry and services free of charge for a period of more than 30 years, in Start-up & Innovation, Economic Development, Business Networks & Location Information and Inward Investment in order to strengthen the Technology Region.

AGIT is embedded in a region with numerous scientific institutions, such as RWTH Aachen University, Aachen University of Applied Sciences or Forschungszentrum Jülich. These ideal conditions offer the players in the Technology Region Aachen an ideal breeding ground for future developments in and around future technological topics. These are the best prerequisites for advancing technology transfer between universities and industry and increasing the required start-up activity of the Aachen economic region in order to keep it competitive or to further optimise this position. It is precisely at this interface that AGIT, including its participations and memberships, would like to play a central role.

The AGIT team works for the City of Aachen and the StädteRegion Aachen, the district of Düren and the district of Euskirchen and in 2020 was able to reach more than 7,670 employees through 74 company visits, conduct 233 individual business consultations as well as accompany companies with 44 individual patent consultations and get investments worth millions off the ground through 186 subsidy consultations, to name just a few examples of success.

Our business

We support companies in industry and services free of charge in the sector of Start-up & Innovation, Inward Investment, Economic Development, Business Networks & Location Information, thus strengthening the economic structure of the Aachen Technology Region.

Our partners

We are working closely with the regional business development agencies, the Aachen universities and research institutes, ministries, subsidy donors, the regional technology centers, industry initiatives, the NRW regional economy subsidy, the Euregional partners from Belgium and the Netherlands and the clusters in North-Rhine-Westphalia to provide our customers with professional, unbureaucratic and fast support.

>> History

The history of AGIT is closely linked to the development of the Aachen region. A regional development agency has evolved from a technology centre in the City of Aachen, incidentally the very first in West Germany. In the following you will find some highlights from our history.