The Innovation and Learning Center in Aachen is a model factory for digital manufacturing



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The Innovation and Learning Center (ILC) Aachen is the world's first model factory 4.0 with a textile production as a demonstration example. The ILC Aachen is a central location for the development of digital capabilities in a real demonstration and learning environment as well as a test base for piloting and scaling new digital solutions. Using real industrial machines, we demonstrate the operational process of a digital transformation.


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ITA Academy

ITA Academy GmbH is a founding member of the ILC Aachen and works in close cooperation with members and technology partners on future-oriented topics related to the topic of "digital production". As a consulting and development service provider for manufacturing companies, it offers innovative training and further education programmes. The focus is on gaining knowledge, knowledge transfer and the sustainable implementation of digital solutions.

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McKinsey & Company

McKinsey&Company is a global management consulting firm that helps organisations achieve sustainable, inclusive growth. The consultancy works with clients from various sectors. In close cooperation, the company supports its clients and offers individually tailored workshops and training programmes at the Innovation and Learning Center Aachen. Up-to-date knowledge is guaranteed: The ILC Aachen is one of 12 centres in the global McKinsey network and cooperates with numerous renowned technology partners .


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