Industry:   Information Technology, information security
Classification:   Large enterprise, 500 employees
Locations:   Aachen, USA (Campbell)
Key topics:   Cybersecurity, post-quantum-cryptography, connected driving, cloud security, smart grids
Start of cooperation:   2019
RWTH Innovation services:   Research collaboration (until 2020), access to talents (since 2021)
More information:   www.utimaco.com



Utimaco has been a strategic partner of RWTH Aachen University since 2019. In the first two years of cooperation, the regional hidden champion in the field of high-security technologies for cybersecurity was able to strengthen and further expand its on-site research activities. As a result of successful matchmaking by RWTH Innovation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology, Utimaco was included in the consortium of a publicly funded project on the topic of communications infrastructure.

Based on the positive experience gained in the key account partnership, Utimaco continued its activities at RWTH in May 2021 by cooperating with students. Through various events such as workshops, seminars, case studies, experience days and innovation formats, the company aims to get to know and support RWTH talents.


resulting from KAM partnership
5G-Comet – Production control through real-time capable communication infrastructure
Objective:   Development of an end-to-end real-time capable communication infrastructure based on 5G and Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) for the reliable control of highly dynamic production systems
Duration:   2021-2022
Public Funding:   Ministery for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Climate Action and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MWIKE)
Project partners:   Utimaco, RWTH (WZL, ISEK), Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology, Mitsubishi Electric Europe, SMS Group, Ericsson, and further partners
External links:   5G-Comet



Hackathon „Keyp it simple“ – RWTH talents develop cybersecurity concepts

In a joint hackathon, Utimaco and the Collective Incubator invited RWTH students to take an in-depth look at the topic of cybersecurity. For three days, four teams learned, developed and programmed various solutions for reliable cybersecurity systems that protect highly sensitive areas from illegal hacking attacks. The Utimaco jury was impressed by the motivation of the students and the quality of the results and finally awarded the three best teams with prizes worth €3,000.


Miroslava Saager
Miroslava Saager M. Sc.
Business Relations Manager

Entrepreneurial Manager

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