Research Partners

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

  • Founding year: 1980
  • 415 employees
  • Business portfolio: Turbomachinery, Tool Making, Optics, Lightweight Technologies, Life Sciences Engineering, Integrated Mechatronic System
  • Knowledge and experience in all fields of production technology for developing and optimizing solutions for modern production facilities

Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of RWTH Aachen

  • Founding year: 1906
  • 760 employees
  • 16,000 m² offices and laboratories
  • Business portfolio: Manufacturing Technology, Gearing Technology, Machine Tools, Metrology and Quality Management, Production Engineering and Production Management
  • Knowledge and experience in all fields of production engineering and production management for developing and optimizing solutions for modern production facilities

Demonstration Factory of RWTH Aachen Campus

  • Founding year: 2013
  • Small-scale production of marketable products with a high vertical range of manufacture on 1,600 m²
  • Application, exploration and further development of Industrie 4.0 solutions with industrial and research partners
  • Implementation of smart systems enabling transparent and consistent order tracking on the shop floor
  • Further education in a real production environment

Institute for Industrial Management at RWTH Aachen

  • Founding year: 1953
  • Industry-oriented research in the areas service management, information management and production management
  • Part of the initiative for excellence in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)

Cybernetics Lab IMA/ZLW & IfU at the RWTH Aachen

  • Founding year: 1974
  • Interdisciplinary triple-institute
  • One focus of research is on the use of computer science methods in modern mechanical engineering. Central areas of application are robotics and automation engineering, distributed intelligence systems and virtual reality models.
  • Other fields of research cover human-machine interaction, agile development, knowledge management and the internet of things
  • Expertise from the integration of data and information to the application of machine learning and data analysis methods for the control and monitoring of production systems

INC Invention Center

  • Founding year: 2014
  • Full-service provider for Technology and Innovation Management
  • Fast and customer-related implementation of ideas into innovations