The "Technologiezentrum am Europaplatz Aachen" (TZA) is operated by the
Aachener Gesellschaft für Innovation und Technologietransfer mbH (AGIT). The AGIT is specialized in the support of technology-oriented business start-ups, providing advice on idea development and protection, bussiniss plan and financing. The TZA is one of 13 technology, start-up and service centres in the Aachen region. With in the technology region of Aachen several important industry are located: automotive and rail technology, construction industry, energy, film and media, health management, wood industry and forestry, information and communication technologies, life sciences and medical technology, logistics, Mechanical and production engineering, new materials, chemical Industry, electronic and optical industry, food industry, paper industry and textile engeneering.