The Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium (AWK) is both: a networking event and an information hub. Traditionally, participants from a wide range of disciplines meet every three years in Aachen to exchange ideas about the production of tomorrow.
Since the beginning of 2016, "Digital in NRW - Competencies for SMEs" has been successfully supporting medium-sized companies in the field of digitisation. The Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi) has approved an extension of the competence center, which is part of the funding initiative "Mittelstand 4.0 - Digital Production and Work Processes", until 2020. During the two-year funding period, innovative topics of digitalization are planned.