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User and

Digital Users

Traditionally, the Aachen region is characterised by small and medium-sized businesses. This applies to the many service and technology companies, but also to the manufacturing industry. There are numerous “hidden champions”, especially in the food industry and mechanical engineering. The heterogeneity of the region and the university landscape with RWTH Aachen University as one of the world’s top 100 universities and the FH Aachen as one of the ten largest universities of applied sciences in Germany, offer ideal conditions for innovation, knowledge transfer and mutual exchange.

Aachen Tourist Service
avv Aachener Verkehrsverbund
Biron & Jansen
Bistum Aachen
Bösl Medizintechnik GmbH
Büromusterhaus Prickartz
Business Markers
Carpus + Partner
Charisma tec
CHIO AC Campus
Gemeente Heerlen
IHK Aachen
Jacobs Gruppe
Jobcenter Städteregion Aachen
Lebenshilfe Aachen Werkstätten & Service GmbH
MHWirth GmbH
Müller Maschinentechnik
MVA Weisweiler
RBL Media GmbH
Rhein-Nadel Automation GmbH
roskopf vulkanisation
Stadt Aachen
StädteRegion Aachen
Villa Luna

Enablers from the IT SME sector

The IT sector with its high innovation potential is one of the strongest economic sectors in the city-region of Aachen. In the city of Aachen alone, 81 percent more people work in this sector than in the NRW state average. Numerous “hidden champions”, world market leaders in their field, are located in the Aachen Area.

The IT SME sector has a classically flat corporate structure. Therefore, these companies are particularly well suited as a bridge between start-ups and business and represent ideal cooperation partners for industry and digital start-ups.

aixo impulse
allaoui graphic machinery
BTC Deutschland GmbH
CANCOM Managed Services GmbH
deep white analytics
e-dynamics data insights impact
Frings Steuerberatung GmbH
giftGRUEN GmbH
GiK mbH Gesellschaft für innovative Kommunikationssysteme mbH
Grün Logo
Ingenieurbüro Dr. Plesnik GmbH
Modell Aachen
Dr. Neumann-Schmeer und Partner
RelAix Networks
Wirtschaftsstandort Kreis Euskirchen

Our enabler start-ups

According to Entrepreneurship Analysen IKT.NRW, the start-up ecosystem of the Aachen Area is among the top 3 in NRW, along with Cologne and Düsseldorf. The reasons for this are the regional strength in knowledge transfer, the positive creativity, innovation and start-up climate as well as the heterogeneous environment. Since the 1980s, more than 1,600 technology-oriented start-ups have emerged in the Aachen region. The region has 13 technology, service and start-up centres. In the digitalHUB alone, more than 100 digital start-ups are involved with digital products or services.

Branchen der Startup-Mitglieder des digitalHUB Aachen - Stand 08/2018

Industries of the start-up members of the digitalHUB Aachen - as of 08/2018

Have we piqued your interest? Become a member!

Many of the digitalHUB’s offers are open to the public. Members of the association additionally benefit from numerous contacts, networking opportunities, exclusive events or discounted offers. If you also support the goals of the digitalHUB and would like to have a say in the work of the association through your vote in the General Meeting, we look forward to receiving your application for membership.

Enjoy the following benefits:

  • Access to the digitalHUB’s network of experts and their know-how on the implementation of digital business models, current trends and agile development methods.
  • Many paid services are free of charge for you, for example, the “Digital Readiness” workshop series. You receive discounts on other offers, including room rentals and events.
  • You have voting rights at the General Meeting and thus have a say in how the association is structured in the future.
  • When organising events, programmes and new formats, we approach our members first. As a member, you can also initiate events and offers.
  • You can offer your own digital expertise via the digitalHUB.

Become part of our community and be inspired by digital trends and opportunities!

Write to us, our SME team is looking forward to informing you:

Or submit your online application (as user or enabler of IT-SME) right here:

Online application

Membership fees are charged according to our membership fee regulations (PDF). The association’s Management Board will examine your application in accordance with the association’s statutes (PDF) and decide on acceptance. Explanations of our memberships and service packages can be found here:

Detailed information on our services

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