The ITA Group is an international research and training service provider for fiber-based high-performance materials, textile semi-finished products and their manufacturing processes with 350 employees.
|Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University, short ITA||The core of the ITA Group, including the chair of Textile machinery.|
|ITA Technologietransfer GmbH||The ITA Technologietransfer GmbH in Aachen functions as a technology transfer institution and is responsible for direct industrial projects. The ITA Incubator as a subsidiary of ITA GmbH is the technology centre of the ITA Group for business start-ups.|
|ITA Academy GmbH||The ITA Academy GmbH functions as an educational service provider in the following two pillars:
Digital Capability Center DCC (Learning Factory, in cooperation with the McKinsey Company)
textile trainings (basis and customized trainings)
|Institut für Textiltechnik Augsburg gGmbH, short ITA Augsburg||Research and development in the fields of robotics, sensor technology and ICT. Recycling of carbon fibres, thermoplastic tape-based composites, in cooperation with University of Augsburg|
|SmartTextronics Center||is developing economic production technologies for the production of smart textiles for small and medium-sized enterprises within the framework of a bilateral cooperation between South Korea and Germany.|
|APS GmbH||Research and development in the fields of robotics, sensor technology and ICT, offers remote training for human-machine-interaction.|
Central cooperation partners
- The Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials, short AMIBM in Maastricht (NL) collaborates intensively with ITA in the field of biobased fibrous materials and textiles.
- A key partner in research, testing and certification of floor and wall systems and other construction products at the location Aachen is the TFI - Institut für Bodensysteme an der RWTH Aachen e.V.
- The research area medical textiles at the ITA cooperates closely within experimental validation and preclinical testing of medical devices with the research group BioTex – Biohybrid & Medical Textiles at the Institute of Applied Medical Engineering, short AME headed by Professor Dr Stefan Jockenhövel