Mission Statement

The Automotive Engineering Network is an initiator, facilitator and accelerator of innovations.

As a neutral institution, we bundle relevant expert knowledge, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as start-ups, so that they can successfully implement their innovations.

There is hardly any other region in Germany where so much scientific excellence meets such a high density of technology-driven companies as in Karlsruhe.

Together with our member companies, we want to help develop new perspectives, promote trust in regional partners and ensure equal opportunities.

By combining a wide range of knowledge from business, science, administration and politics, we manage and drive innovation projects forward. Our innovation events, workshops, partner events, trade fair participations and public relations work additionally strengthen the transfer of know-how.

AEN is the gateway to a progressive innovation community.

We link companies, universities and research institutes, important companies in Baden-Württemberg and organizations supported by them, as well as many other networks to form an open platform of specialized knowledge.

Our campaigns and events inspire the creativity of our member companies and support new, even unconventional ideas that lead to innovations.

We live the linkages of methodology, engineering knowledge and information technology, taking into account climate and environment, to design products and productions economically and ecologically sustainable.

AEN is part of the Cluster Initiative and the state-wide networks in Baden-Württemberg.

We turn our member companies into technology winners of tomorrow and strengthen the economic region of Karlsruhe in the long term.