Finding partners

If you are currently working on the development of a new technology or a new product and are looking specifically for a partner to further your innovation, we can help you to find the right partner in the R&D phase. Our targeted matching strategy with the universities and research institutes in our Region means you can find the right contact. If required, we are also pleased to provide you with support and advice during this cooperation.

Business2Science: Networking of business and science

Regional networking

Within the framework of Science Link (regio.NRW-project), we offer the opportunity to benefit more from the unique regional research infrastructure, including the emerging RWTH Aachen Campus, in cooperation with our regional partners of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Aachen region.

Our service:

  • Easier and more practical access to the regional research landscape by demand-oriented events
  • Stimulating concrete cooperation among SMEs and research in the areas of R & D and HR
  • Development and strengthening (inter)regional business networking

Your contacts are:
AGIT mbH, City of Aachen, StädteRegion Aachen, Aachen University of Applied Sciences and Aachen - Zweckverband.

The project is funded under the NRW Objective 2 Program by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020. The project is supported by IHK Aachen, RWTH Aachen Campus GmbH and Aachen University of Applied Sciences.

Here you can find the current dates.

Euregional networking

The objective of our cross-border project "EarlyTech" is to initiate, actively promote and improve technology and knowledge transfer and the individual cooperation between universities and SMEs (S2B) in the Euregio, as well as innovative SMEs in the recruitment and retention of specialists, above all from universities.

Our service:

  • Stimulate cooperation between scientific institutions and enterprises through demand-oriented events
  • Support for your technology questions through innovation translator consultants as well as provision of cross-border technology transfer vouchers (worth 3.000 euros each) for individual expertise of a research institution for an SME
  • Establishment of a Digital Innovation Platform (DIP), which will keep you informed about the research and services offered by universities and research institutes in the Euregio

Your contacts in the Aachen region are:
AGIT mbH, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Region Aachen - Zweckverband, Kreis Euskirchen, StädteRegion Aachen, City of Aachen

The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014 - 2020 under the EMR INTERREG VA program and is supported by the district of Düren, WfG for the district of Heinsberg mbH and the WfG Vulkaneifel (Rhineland-Palatinate).

Here you can find the current dates.

Business2Business: Networking of enterprises

Regional networking

The program "Hallo Nachbar!" provides exciting insights into companies in the Aachen region. With lectures and production visits, five companies from different sectors will introduce themselves in 2019. The hosts offer a glimpse behind the scenes of their work. "Hallo Nachbar!" is an opportunity for industry dialogue, which contributes to the competitiveness and future viability of regional industry.

The partners of the dialogue are:
AGIT mbH, Aachen Chamber of Commerce Aachen (IHK Aachen), Region Aachen - Zweckverband, Vereinigte Unternehmerverbände Aachen (VUV), DGB Region Aachen, Bundesagentur für Arbeit, StädteRegion Aachen, City of Aachen and the districts of Heinsberg, Düren and Euskirchen

Euregional networking

In order to expand the innovation-oriented cooperation among technology-oriented companies in the border-triangle, we stimulate cross-border cooperation in the scope of our "Innovation2Market" project, in particular in the form of SME-driven R & D consortia.

This promotion of innovation is directed to the market with a focus on new B2B relationships during the pre-market phase, both in the field of industrial research and experimental development (prototyping).

Our service:

  • Networking and partnering activities across borders - Discover new partnership opportunities!
  • Individual support for partner searches and the establishment of cross-border R & D consortia (Business Development Support)
  • Provision of cross-border innovation vouchers (worth 6.000 euros each) to assist in the early stages of consortia formation (for example, feasibility studies and patent research)

The project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020 under the EMR INTERREG VA program and is supported by the city council Aachen.

Your contacts in the Aachen region are:
AGIT mbH, Kreis Euskirchen, City of Aachen

We are there for you

Dipl.-Ing. Ralf P. Meyer
Head of Business Networks & Location Information