Life Science

The Aachen region is marked by a high number of Life Science companies. This development is embedded in a multilateral scientific landscape which is guaranteed by the four most important educational institutions in Aachen and the Aachen region. The Technical University (RWTH) and the University Hospital Aachen, the Research Center as well as the University of Applied Sciences in J├╝lich enabled about 200 young companies their successful start-up in the Region. Around 75% of these 200 companies are busy in medical technology, around 25% in biotechnology.

The proportion of university graduates, who make a start-up in the sector Life Science, lies at 0.4% all over Germany. In the Aachen region this proportion lies above-average at 1% and an increase to 2% is anticipated for the future.

The Life Science scenery of our Region presents the following main focuses:

  • Bioprocessing/Fermentation
  • Biomaterials
  • Diagnostics
  • Medical Technology
  • Proteomics/Therapeutics