Fraunhofer IPT

The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT combines many years of knowledge and experience from all areas of production technology. In the fields of process technology, production machines, production quality and metrology as well as technology management, the Fraunhofer IPT offers its customers and project partners applied research and development for networked, adaptive production. The institute’s range of services is geared to the individual tasks and challenges within specific industries, technologies and product areas, including automotive engineering and suppliers, energy, life sciences, aviation, mechanical and plant engineering, optics, precision and microtechnology, and tool and mold making. 

Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL)

For more than 100 years, the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University has stood for successful and forward-thinking research and innovation in the area of production engineering. Under the direction of the four professors Christian Brecher, Thomas Bergs, Robert Schmitt and Günther Schuh, a wide range of production-related issues are dealt with in six areas – production engineering, machine tools, production systematics, gear technology, production measurement technology and quality management – together with industrial partners from various sectors.

 The Institute for Industrial Management FIR

The Institute for Industrial Management FIR is a non-profit, intersectoral research and educational institution at RWTH Aachen University concerned with business organization, information logistics and corporate IT with the aim to establish the organizational basis for the digitally integrated company of the future.
Through the development and transfer of innovative solutions, FIR contributes to enhancing the competitiveness of companies. This is undertaken within an infrastructure that is ideally suited for experimental organizational research – methodologically sound, scientifically rigorous, and conducted in close collaboration with experts from business and industry. The activities focus on the application of research to industry verticals: Future Logistics, Smart Services and Smart Maintenance, Smart Commercial Buildings, and Smart Mobility.


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