Aalen lies in the east of Baden-Württemberg. Entrepreneurs in the region place emphasis on the joint development of future solutions by bringing together the best of innovation and technology from the world of science and research. Growth industries benefit from excellent infrastructure in Aalen and its large clusters of industry are perfectly positioned to benefit from future expansion. Well-established as one of the strongest research universities in Baden- Württemberg, Aalen University of Applied Sciences is a leading light of engineering and business developments. A number of Steinbeis enterprises are based in the area, making important contributions to regional development through market-based knowledge and technology transfer.