Cluster of Excellence

"Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries"


In the Cluster of Excellence more than 20 institutes of material and production technology at RWTH Aachen University do research together on fundamentals of a sustainable production strategy. Aim is to assure the production in High-Wage Countries – and this in the context of the dynamic framework of a world affected by globalisation.
Working in the Cluster of Excellence is focused on coming up with principles for sustainable production strategies and theories, as well as approaches for technologies that are needed to realise them. Based on scientific analysis of the Polylemma of production technology, individualisation, virtualisation, hybridisation and self-optimising production have been identified as essential research areas. To achieve the aims of research activities, an active cooperation with manufacturers is necessary. Several companies with an international reputation agreed on providing real business and industry cases.


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  • 05.05.2014
    » PROTECA Netzwerkabend 5. Mai 2014   Gemeinsam mit dem Fachbereich Wirtschaftsförderung der Stadt Aachen um dem Exzellenzcluster "Integrative Produktionstechnik für Hochlohnländer" veranstalten wir am 5. Mai den Netzwerkabend „Exzellente Produktionstechnologien „made in Aachen“ - hautnah erleben und effektiv nutzen“.

Integrative Production Technology

The primary mission is the resolution of the so-called Polylemma of Production.

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Cluster of Excellence

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Research Partners

More then 25 research institutes from material and production technology of the RWTH Aachen are involved in the projects.

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Industry Partners

In addition to research institutes, industrial companies are involved in projects of various sectors of the Cluster of Excellence “Integrative Production Technology for High Wage Countries”.

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