Celebrating AZL’s 10th Anniversary @ the Annual Partner Meeting 2023

We are looking back on our 10 th anniversary at the AZL Annual Partner Meeting at the Aachen Football Stadium “Tivoli” from May 10th to 11 th.

The event was filled with knowledge, exchange and networking opportunities. At the speed dating sessions the partner companies had the chance to share their news, projects and collaboration ideas with each other. Besides, we had some inspiring keynote presentations:

  • “Research and Innovation Systematics for Advanced Production Technologies” by Toyota Motor
  • “Building one of Europe´s largest Tech Incubator for Start-ups: An Aachen-based Co-Innovation Platform for Students, Researchers and Companies” by Collective Incubator
  • “Thermoplastic composites in aerospace; a green technology” by GKN Fokker Aerostructures B.V.
  • “Innovation Center for Small Aircraft Technologies in Aachen – A platform for developing nextgeneration aerospace technologies” by DLR Innovation Center for Small Aircraft Technologies (INK)

This year a new feature was introduced – a small exhibition area where our Start-Up partner companies had the chance to showcase their products and technologies to the network.

In addition, the ongoing projects and workgroups were reviewed and a joint definition for future collaboration was developed. Through the feedback and discussion which was gathered at the APM, two new workgroups
have been created:

👉 “Circular Design & Production” and “Future Mobility” learn more about the new workgroups in this article.

A special highlight for our 10th anniversary at the annual Partner Meeting was the networking dinner at the Uptown Sky Lounge & Restaurant above the roofs of Aachen city.

Thanks to all speakers and partner companies for your contribution and celebrating together with us the anniversary.

For more information on the projects discussed and defined at this year’s APM, read this article.

You weren’t able to be part of this year’s Annual Partner Meeting? Just have a look at the pictures to get some impressions of the event and save the date of the next Annual Partner Meeting 12 th– 13 th June 2024.

Want to get involved in next year’s Annual Partner Meeting? Become one of AZL’s Partner Companies and engage in the various formats and activities of the network during the year.

AZL Aachen GmbH
Susanna Formanns
Marketing & Event Manager
Mail: susanna.formanns@azl-aachen-gmbh.de
Phone: +49 (0)241 475735-13


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Production and development of composite parts
Materials: thermoset and thermoplastic resins, continuous fiber composites, metals and plastic-metal hybrids
Process: prepreg, autoclave, resin infusion, RTM, milling, tooling, joining, quality assurance
Design: CAD design and design to process
Networking: Matchmaking with academic and industrial partners

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  • Process selection, evaluation and implementation
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of solutions
  • Identification of applications
  • Benchmarking with market companions state of the art solutions
  • Identification and elimination of pain points
  • Connect with the right partners for industrial implementation