The FIR looks back on almost 60 years of experience in developing and applying methods that aim to promote growth and employment. We strive to achieve higher competitiveness as well as job security and better working conditions. In doing so, we combine aspects of profitability and humaneness in a unique way.
Our research areas are service management, information management and production management. Besides our research projects carried out in cooperation with our scientific partners, we maintain close contacts with our partners in industry. This allows us to develop unique methods and tools and to shape the business organisation of the company of the future.
We are part of the initiative for excellence in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). The initiative stands for the cluster strategy carried out at the business location and innovation centre that is North Rhine-Westphalia. The federal state government aims to systematically promote the strengths and expand and consolidate excellences in North Rhine-Westphalia. Within the "NRW-Ziel-2" programme, competitions have been defined as the main instrument for the selection of high quality, innovative funding projects. The aim of the programme is to help implement the best ideas and concepts in this federal state. The competitions are carried out mainly for the 16 NRW clusters, regional cluster potential, and specific interdisciplinary topics.
To read more about the initiative for excellence, please visit the ministry’s website:
Institute for Industrial Management at RWTH Aachen
FIR e. V. an der RWTH Aachen