The ITA Group is an international research and training service provider for fiber-based high-performance materials, textile semi-finished products and their manufacturing processes with 350 employees.The core of the ITA Group is the research and teaching institution, Institute of Textile Technology, at RWTH Aachen University.
The ITA GmbH in Aachen acts as a technology transfer company and is responsible for direct industrial projects.
The ITA Academy GmbH is a training provider wiht the sectors Digital Capacity Center (Learning Factory, in cooperation with the McKinsey Company), textile training (basis and customized trainings) and remote training for huma-machine-interaction.
The APS GmbH is active in the field of robotics, sensor technology, information and communication technology. The ITA Incubator is the technology park for start-ups.
The Institut für Textiltechnik Augsburg gGmbH (ITA Augsburg) develops, as textile research facility in Bavaria, the recycling of secondary raw materials of the composite industry and thermoplastic tape-based composite systems.
The ITA Istanbul A. Ş. is a textile research and development center in partnership with the leading Turkish industrial associations and Marmara University, Istanbul.
An important bridge to medicine and the natural sciences is the NRW Schwerpunktprofessur Biohybrid and Medical Textiles (BioMed). Prof. Jockenhövel heads the Research Area Biohybrid and Medical Textiles at ITA and in parallel the Research Group on Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials at the Tissue Engineering und Biomaterialien am Helmholtz-Institut für Angewandte Medizintechnik (AME-TE).
The Dream2Lab2Fab (D2L2F) develops economic production technologies for the manufacturing of smart textiles for small and medium-sized enterprises within a bilateral cooperation between South Korea and Germany.
The Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) in Maastricht (NL) collaborates intensively with ITA in the field of biobased fibrous materials and textiles.
A key partner in Aachen in the field of flooring and interior is the Institut für Bodensysteme an der RWTH Aachen e.V.