The Hosts

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT develops system solutions for the interconnected adaptive production. Its clients come from all across the manufacturing industry – ranging from the automotive industry and its suppliers to aerospace and precision engineering and from the optical industry to life sciences and medical technology.

INC Invention Center

The INC Invention Center located on the RWTH Aachen Campus is the place where visionaries and planners redefine your company. Whether agile hardware development, stress testing or startup screening, we prepare your company for the future. With specific training offers your employees will become Chief Technology Managers and obtain the necessary equipment in order to achieve the optimum solutions for the challenges they may face. Check your “Innovation Readiness Level” and configure your own program which will give your company the innovation spirit that it needs. As an INC partner you can have an impact on the major topics regarding the focus of our activities in R&D and consortial projects.

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Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL

The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of the RWTH Aachen realizes research and consultancy projects. The aim which is to address production-related issues across the whole production engineering spectrum, has resulted in an extensive field of activities ranging from strategic innovation, production and quality management through to control, machine, manufacturing and measurement technology.

TIME Research Area

TIME stands for Technology, Innovation, Marketing und Entrepreneurship. The common goal is to impart a valuable, evidence-based knowledge of questions relating to the conception, development, design, commercialization and continuous  improvement of new products, services and business models within established and new companies to scientists, practitioners and students. Through the concentration of expertise and experience in the TIME Research Area, it offers a unique mix of knowledge, global networking as well as practical application and transfer experience.