Innovation Network

Center for Systems Engineering

At the Center for Systems Engineering, industrial companies are engaged in research into end-to-end model-based product development. The aim is to develop future-proof strategies and methods for the development of complex products and to drive forward their application.

As a member of the CSE, M.TEC is involved in testing this pioneering next-generation development methodology.

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Website Center for Systems Engineering

Other institutes and chairs of RWTH Aachen University involved in CSE:

  • IMSE - Institute for Machine Elements and Systems Engineering
    Website IMSE
  • SE - Chair of Software Engineering
    Website SE
  • WZL - Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University
    Website WZL

Institute for Plastics Processing (IKV)

Institute for Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and Craft at RWTH Aachen University is Europe's leading research and training institute in the field of plastics technology. The connection between science and industry forms the central research core at the institute. M.TEC was founded in 1991 in the environment of the IKV, and maintains good relations with the IKV until today.

M.TEC participates in the course "Designing with Plastics" with guest lectures and is a member of the IKV support association.

Website IKV Aachen

RWTH Aachen University

The RWTH Aachen University is world-renowned for its education and research in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science. It has held the status of a university of excellence since 2007, and in 2020 it celebrated its 150th anniversary. With more than 47,000 students, it is the largest university for technical studies in Germany.

Research at RWTH Aachen University has traditionally been closely linked to industry and business, which makes it forward-looking and at the same time solution-oriented. M.TEC considers this innovation-rich, application-oriented environment to be the optimal location for constantly developing and advancing new solutions and ideas for its customers.

Website RWTH Aachen

FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences

With its locations in Aachen and Jülich, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest and most important universities of applied sciences in Germany, with competencies primarily in the future fields of energy, mobility and life sciences, as well as digitization and industrial production. Through close cooperation with regional companies, the university and industry jointly develop products and methods that create value directly on site. Junior staff are excellently trained in technical areas with research-related technical and methodological knowledge.

Website FH Aachen

Fraunhofer IPT

At its headquarters in Aachen, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT develops system solutions for the networked, adaptive production of sustainable and resource-saving products and the associated services.

Website Fraunhofer IPT

Fraunhofer ILT

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is one of the world's most important contract research and development institutes in the field of laser development and laser applications.

Website Faunhofer ILT

Car e. V.

Car e. V. is a network for innovation partnerships in the field of automotive technology in the Aachen / Euregio Meuse-Rhine region and sees itself as a think tank and contact platform for business, society, politics and research as well as an interface between scientific research and industrial application technology.

As a member, M.TEC primarily contributes innovative development and simulation methods to the automotive network of the high-tech region.

Website car e. V.

K.D. Feddersen GmbH & Co. KG

K.D. Feddersen GmbH & Co. KG is a global distributor of engineering products, engineering plastics, specialty chemicals and raw polymers. The sister company of M.TEC is represented worldwide with its range of advanced engineering plastics as well as application-oriented customer service.

M.TEC exchanges information with K.D. Feddersen GmbH & Co. KG on material issues as needed, especially in the area of sustainable plastics.

Website K.D. Feddersen GmbH & Co. KG


AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH is a specialist for innovative and application-oriented plastic compounds. With an annual worldwide production capacity of more than 180,000 tons, the company specializes in the refinement of standard plastics and engineering plastics.

M.TEC can rely on the special know-how in the development of engineering plastics and the accredited material laboratory of AKRO-PLASTIC, when needed.



FEDDEM GmbH & Co. KG designs and builds co-rotating twin screw extruders, utilizing the knowledge and more than 30 years of experience of its specialists in the development, design and construction of extruders as well as manufacturing of essential machine components.

Website FEDDEM GmbH & Co. KG


As a branch of AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH, BIO-FED develops innovative and application-oriented bioplastic compounds. Depending on the customer solution, these can be degradable in different environments, suitable for long-term use or consist of different proportions of renewable raw materials.

M.TEC has the know-how and experience of experts in biobased plastics at its disposal for development projects.

Website BIO-FED



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