The Aachen Area is bordered by the Netherlands and Belgium and includes the Aachen city region and the districts of Düren, Euskirchen and Heinsberg.
A university region with global prestige and many bright minds with around 130,000 students and 2,500 professors
Since the 1980s, 1,600 technology-oriented enterprises (TOU) have emerged in the Aachen region and now employ over 33,000 people.
With around 11,000 jobs in the city of Aachen alone, the IT SME sector offers 81 percent more IT jobs than the NRW average.
A strong coalition of business, science and politics with around 250 members puts the Aachen Area on the digital map