Under the banner "Cooperation is strength", REGINA has been engaged successfully for more than ten years in strengthening the region's IT industry.
REGINA is a combination of more than 100 Aachen-based companies, educational establishments and research institutes. Although competitors in some areas, the mainly small to medium-size enterprises which make up the network have embraced the concept of forming an alliance to bring mutual benefit to all its members. Many of the general tasks they face are dealt with through collaboration within REGINA, in order to prevent unnecessary repetition or duplication of work.
With research establishments such as RWTH Aachen University, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Aachen Polytechnic and the Forschungszentrum Jülich, as well as the major development laboratories of industrial companies, the Aachen region possesses a density of research and development which is almost unique in Europe. The IT sector is one of the most promising focal fields, with its interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching.
REGINA is engaged in developing strong links between research and industry. The aim is to educate highly qualified young talents for employment in regional IT enterprises, so that expertise is rooted in the Aachen region in the long term.
A few examples of the key areas of research pursued by institutions within REGINA:
RWTH Aachen University
- Development processes
- Software for communications systems
- Parallel systems
- Simulation in engineering applications
- Virtual reality
- High-power computing
- Solid-state physics
- Installation and operation of data networks
- Security in data networks