Investor Consulting

We are specialized in questions concerning the choice of location, establishment and expansion of branch offices. Due to our experience and numerous contacts in the region, we can support you effectively and arrange contacts.

For national and international start-ups

AGIT supports start-ups from the region but also from Germany and abroad who want to set up their business in the Technology Region Aachen. We act as a central contact for you. This applies in particular to the search and planning of a new branch office, advice on funding opportunities as well as the mediation to research and cooperation partners.

Our service:

  • Provision and preparation of general information tailored to your needs
  • Research and creation of tailor-made information for start-ups
  • Contact mediation to the start-up scene in the Aachen region
  • Establishing contacts to universities, state institutions such as the foreigners authorities, funding advice centres, networks and institutions important for you.

For companies

AGIT supports companies interested in the Technology Region Aachen. We act as a central contact for you. This is especially true when searching for and planning a new branch office, setting up a production facility and searching for possible research and cooperation partners.

Our Service: 

  • Provision and preparation of general information tailored to your Needs
  • Research and preparation of location offers for areas, halls, office units…
  • Planning and organisation of your visit to the Aachen Region
  • Establishing contacts with universities, public institutions, funding advice centres, networks and institutions important to you.
  • Support in recruitment of your employees
  • On request: Organisation of an official opening of the location with involvement of press.

For companies in the region

AGIT supports companies looking for a new location in the Technology Region Aachen. We act as a central contact for you. This is especially true when searching for and planning a new branch or when setting up or expanding a company. AGIT also supports and advises you in the search for new research and cooperation Partners.

Our Service:

  • Provision and preparation of general information tailored to your Needs
  • Research and preparation of location offers for areas, halls, office units…
  • Planning and organisation of your visit to the Aachen Region
  • Establishing contacts with universities, public institutions, funding advice centres, networks and institutions important to you.
  • Support in recruitment of your employees
  • On request: Organisation of an official opening of the location with involvement of press.

Asia-activities

Both in China and in South Korea AGIT has built up an intensive network in recent years which enables us to approach companies in a targeted and proactive manner and to inform them about Aachen as an investment and research location.

AGIT is a reliable partner for companies settling in Aachen and always advises and supports them.

Aachen China Office

Together with the City of Aachen, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) as well as the RWTH Aachen University and the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, AGIT is actively marketing the location in China. The aim of the activities is to address Chinese companies for which Aachen is an interesting investment and research location. The provision of specific information in Chinese, accompanying companies during visits to Aachen and personal support in all phases of the settlement process are duties AGIT performs.

Regarding the activities in China, AGIT can not only rely on the local partners of the Aachen China Office. There is a good network at both local and state level, but above all in China, which AGIT can draw on in its activities. There are particularly close contacts with Ningbo, with which the city of Aachen has been twinned since 1986.

Since 2015 Aachen has been part of the Industrial Cities Alliance ISA, which was initiated by the South Chinese city of Foshan. The aim of the cooperation is to establish economic and scientific collaboration. The establishment of an Industry 4.0 Center in Foshan is an important step in intensifying the cooperation.

>> Latest news: Humanitarian aid from China

Within the framework of the Industrial Cities Alliance ISA, AGIT and the City of Aachen have been in close contact with the southern Chinese city of Foshan for several years. So far, the cooperation with Foshan has primarily concerned economic and scientific topics. Within the framework of various delegation trips, AGIT has also been able to establish personal contacts with representatives of the city of Foshan. 

                             

These good relations are now paying off. In the course of the corona crisis, the city of Foshan now donated 20,000 protective masks and clinical thermometers to the city of Aachen. The City of Aachen received the aid delivery from Foshan at the beginning of April 2020. AGIT is very pleased about the help from China and thanks everyone who supported the aid delivery. It is proof that relations with China are proving their worth even in times of crisis and are not just limited to economic aspects.

This kind of uncomplicated aid is not only available from the state. Companies which have been supported by AGIT in the course of their settlement also contact us and ask to what extent they can support the region with donations.

Korea

AGIT has been active in South Korea since 2014 and actively promotes the Technology Region Aachen as a research and investment location. AGIT sees itself as a central contact for economic and scientific cooperation with Korean institutions and multipliers. In 2017, the City Region Aachen and the City of Ansan signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which aims in particular at the continuation of the cooperation in the fields of economy and science and digitalisation. Within the framework of various delegation trips to Aachen and Ansan, the relations have been continuously improved and expanded.

                                

Together with network partners such as the RWTH Aachen University, NRW.Invest and numerous institutions and facilities, a targeted marketing of Aachen as a location in Korea is taking place. Together with partners such as NRW.Invest and network partners in Korea, an investor seminar is held once a year, where companies from Korea can inform themselves about Aachen as a location and its possibilities. Korean companies, again automotive supplier CTR Central, were approached by AGIT and comprehensively informed about the research location Aachen. Within the scope of the settlement, the Korean company was accompanied, advised and supported in all phases. 

>> Latest news: Development of a Technology Cooperation Center:

                               

In the presence of Prime Minister Armin Laschet and South Korea's Minister of Economic Affairs Yun-mo Sung, NRW.Invest, the Aachen city region, AGIT and the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ for the establishment of a Technology Cooperation Centre in Herzogenrath in December 2019. With the centre, South Korea wants to support its medium-sized companies in their foreign activities. The development of the German and European market as well as cooperations and research projects with the university institutes are the focus of the center's activities.

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Frank Leisten M. A.
Inward Investment
Doris Müller
Project Assistant
Rebekka Jauch
Student in a dual study programme