Digital Aachen region

The ongoing digitalisation increasingly influences all areas of life and poses great challenges, especially for companies. From Industry 4.0, the intelligent networking of production, logistics and customers and the associated digitalisation of entire business models, it offers numerous opportunities.

We support the digitalisation process in the Aachen region. To this end we cooperate with regional initiatives and experts.

As a user and supporter we are member of the digitalHUB Aachen and actively support the association's work within the focus group Aachen region. The focus group has set itself the goal of shaping the transfer of topics to the Aachen region and thus promoting the regional digitalisation process.

Together with the members of the focus group, we have also initiated the digitalPIONEER award, which was awarded for the first time in 2019 to six companies from the Aachen region.

As a regional platform, digitalHUB Aachen e. V. brings together digital users from industry and business (users), start-ups and medium-sized IT companies (enablers) as well as region players and science (supporters) in order to work together on supplementing and developing digital business model

Within the framework of the project "Care and Mobility Innovation - In the future well supplied and intelligently mobile" 12 project partners and 20 practice partners are developing, among other things, a strategy to bring solutions of digital medicine and medical technology into standard care. 

How do we want to live in the future? Well supplied and intelligently mobile at the innovation location Aachen region!

Our project partners are: Region AachenCity of Aachen, RWTH Aachen University, digitalHUB Aachen, e.GO Mobile AG, District of Düren, WFG Kreis Heinsberg, District of Euskirchen, StädteRegion Aachen, MedLife e. V., MA&T Sell und Partner GmbH.

The project has just started and will run until the end of 2022, with financial support from the State of NRW and the European Union.

Contact person:
Dipl.-Betriebswirtin Gaby Mahr-Urfels
Phone: +49 241 963-1035
email: g.mahr-urfelsagit.de

For mechanical engineering companies in the StädteRegion Aachen (Aachen, Alsdorf, Baesweiler, Eschweiler, Herzogenrath, Monschau, Simmerath, Stolberg, Roetgen, Würselen), together with our project partner 3WIN Maschinenbau GmbH, we developed the "MACH 4.0 - Digital Workshop for SMEs", a completely new training offer for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a focus on Industry 4.0 / digitalisation.

As part of this offer, skilled workers in the fields of assembly, manufacturing and administration were quickly and efficiently familiarised with the latest digital developments in the field of Industrie 4.0. In each of these areas, the participants learned about one or more digital support measures for process optimisation and long-term knowledge retention.

The special feature of this Digital Workshop offer was that the training took place in a real production environment at 3WIN Maschinenbau GmbH. Each worker was given the opportunity to experience Industry 4.0 up close and "touch" it. In addition, the digitalisation measures could be adapted to the implementation possibilities of SMEs.

The training was completed with a certificate from the Aachen Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Aachen Chamber of Crafts.

Through the specialist knowledge acquired, which the employees were then able to take back to their companies, they received direct added value, further advancing digitisation in SMEs as a whole.

As part of the pilot, a total of 10 mechanical engineering companies in the StädteRegion Aachen were able to participate free of charge.

The pilot project was carried out by AGIT and 3WIN Maschinenbau GmbH on behalf of StädteRegion Aachen and the city of Aachen.

Contact person:

Nina Walkenbach M. A.
Phone: +49 241 963-1041
Email: n.walkenbachagit.de

Dipl.-Betriebswirtin Gaby Mahr-Urfels
Phone: +49 241 963-1035
Email: g.mahr-urfelsagit.de

Your contact

Nina Walkenbach M. A.
Head of Department
Dipl.-Betriebswirtin Gaby Mahr-Urfels
Project Management
Nils von Hoegen M. Sc.
Project Management