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Aachener Gesellschaft für Innovation und Technologietransfer (AGIT)

AGIT founded the technology center Aachen in 1983 and was the first regional economic development agency in Germany.
Themed “Founding.Settling.Promoting.” AGIT offers a wide range of services, e. g. advice for start-ups and growing companies, assistance in searching a location, developing new technological sectors and regional economic development.

Economic Development Agency StädteRegion Aachen (WFG)

With know-how and networks (e. g. with the public authorities) WFG supports you to realize your visions in the StädteRegion Aachen. WFG is in dialogue and cooperation with companies and organizations, chambers and politics aiming at developing and merchandising the economic location StädteRegion Aachen as well as to strengthen its competitiveness.

Chamber of Industry and Commerce Aachen (IHK Aachen)

The Chamber of Industry and Commerce Aachen is a public corporation that represents the interests of about 74,000 members from industry, commerce and services of the IHK-district Aachen. The IHK Aachen is a self-governing organization from companies for companies and the voice of the regional economy towards politics, state and public.
The district of the IHK Aachen includes the City of Aachen and the StädteRegion Aachen as well as the regions Düren, Euskirchen and Heinsberg.



Chamber of Crafts Aachen

The Chamber of Crafts Aachen is in charge of the StädteRegion Aachen and the regions Düren, Euskirchen and Heinsberg. In these regions the Chamber of Crafts Aachen counts about 16,200 members that employ more than 100,000 people and trains 7,035 apprentices.
In addition to responsibilities of public administration the Chamber of Crafts Aachen represents the interests of the handicraft in public, politics and administration and offers consulting and educational services.

GründerRegion Aachen

With five regional centers in North Rhine-Westphalia the GründerRegion is the central contact point for all start-ups in the StädteRegion Aachen and the regions Düren, Euskirchen and Heinsberg. With its wide range of information and advice the GründerRegion offers practice-oriented help in the line of professional independence – for tradesmen, craftsmen, service providers, freelancers, technology-oriented start-ups, successors and founders out of unemployment.

LifeTecAachen-Jülich e. V.

LifeTecAachen-Jülich e. V. was founded in 2000 and aims at pooling and strengthening life science activities within the region Aachen-Jülich and the border triangle Maas-Rhine. Even this association uses the already explicated location factors from research and sciences to facilitate young companies opening up important ressources and competences.
So the engagement of the ITS in turn give the companies and start-ups in Baesweiler a potentially essential head start.


BIO.NRW centrally catalyzes the sustainable development of strengths of the biotechnology in North Rhine-Westphalia. BIO.NRW activates co-operations between research, companies, investors and politics at land level, but also nationally and internationally.
In the context of the state cluster initiative the cluster BIO.NRW is supported by the Ministry for Innovation, Science and Research of the land NRW.


BioRiver – Life Science im Rheinland e. V.

BioRiver was founded in 2004 as an independent organization of the Life Sciences in the Rhineland and represents with about 90 members the Life Science sector in the BioRegion Rhineland.
Since then BioRiver has promoted successfully the strong network within the regional biotech sector and offers a platform for an intensive exchange between economy, science, investors and politics. By the active cooperation of their members the association encourages the technology transfer between science and economy and is mediator between teams of researchers, research projects and the industry. In addition BioRiver is the competent contact for the land government in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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