Cluster of Excellence "Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries"

Subproject - Cross Sectional Process 1 - Scientific Cooperation Engineering

This cluster of excellence is a collaboration of over 20 institutes of RWTH Aachen University from the area of material and production engeneering, all working together to research the basis of a sustainable production strategy. The aim is to secure production in high-wage countries in an increasingly globalized world. 

The subproject Scientific Cooperation Engineering works on integrating experts from humanities, natural sciences, and engineering based on the challenges of this specific cluster. 

Central areas of responsibility are knowledge & cooperation engineering, interdisciplinary innovation management, diversity management and performance evaluations. 

HCIC co-authored the proposal for the continuation of this cluster of excellence.

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Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft

Project Partners

Werkzeugmaschinenlabor WZL der RWTH Aachen

MA - Lehrstuhl für Informationsmanagement im Maschinenbau der RWTH Aachen

ZLW - Zentrum für Lern- und Wissensmanagement der RWTH Aachen


IfU - An-Institut für Unternehmenskybernetik e.V. der RWTH Aachen

Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT der RWTH Aachen

Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV) der RWTH Aachen

Funding Period:

October 2011 – September 2012


Dipl.-Inform. André Calero Valdez
Anne Kathrin Schaar, MA