As part of the Smart Logistics Cluster and as a partner of the Center Connected Industry, the Demonstrationsfabrik Aachen is a production environment and test field for developed applications.
In its modern machinery, prototypes and pre-series products are produced in a complete process chain on 1,600 m2 with the total complexity of a real factory ecosystem. For example, the first models of the StreetScooter have already been produced here. Therefore, the Demonstrationsfabrik offers our partners from industry and research an ideal, unique test field to develop extensive application cases and to test them empirically. In joint projects, prototypes are developed, scaled up for industrial application, tested in the Demonstrationsfabrik and then further developed until they are ready for series production.
The Demonstrationsfabrik represents the ideal environment to convey the latest findings from research and practice in a way that is application-oriented and can be experienced.
The Showroom is located in the middle of the Innovation Labs and connects them with the Atrium area. It offers the opportunity to present demonstrators in order to make research content tangible for visitors. At the same time, the structure of the Showroom enables interactive discussion rounds.
The Innovation-Labs of the FIR serve as a research environment for the joint work in the cluster and in the Centers. In the Innovation Labs are various technical facilities, IT tools and tool sets for joint research, prototype development and implementation testing.
The FIR develops innovative services in the Service Science Innovation Lab together with partners from industry. The process from the service idea to the market-ready service is supported and accelerated by innovative methods and tools, whereby the resulting services can be experienced through various media.
The work in the Smart Systems Innovation Lab is aimed at researching, optimising and further developing the provision of information through smart systems. Smart systems can support the implementation of new cybernetic approaches in production and logistics and enable the design of new integrated services.
The ERP Innovation Lab investigates how different ERP systems and different organizational forms can be networked with each other and which technologies and standards are required to realize an optimal exchange of information.
All types of event areas are combined in the Convention Center. On the one hand you have the possibility to use our conference and meeting rooms for your meetings, on the other hand the large Atrium area of the cluster allows the realisation of in-house exhibitions with up to 30 stands. Optionally, we can also provide catering
In order to enable intensive and long-term on-site cooperation, rentable partner offices are available for you. Directly next to the Innovation Labs and the event areas, we offer you open, bright rooms with modern equipment.