OecherLab is a project that is run, among others, by the City of Aachen. The aim is to team up with innovation drivers and urban residents to shape the intelligent and livable Aachen of tomorrow.
OecherLab strives to be a mastermind, testing room, and development site all at once. Here, visions, goals, and projects for the intelligent Aachen of the future are designed, tested, and transferred into a smart city strategy.

Thursday, June 24, 2021, 6pm

OecherDialog - Future Mobility: How Will Aachen Move in the Future?

Would you like to find out what Aachen’s innovation drivers have to offer and what discoveries await you at OecherLab? Then tune in to the OecherDialog, an OecherLab event series presenting the innovative concepts exhibited in the Future Mobility Room. Innovators from Aachen will present their projects and discuss them with anyone interested.

Information For more information in German, please refer to this Website.
Language The event is held in German.
Organizer OecherLab

Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 6:00pm

Urban Planning Colloquium - "Social Innovation – With and by Citizens”

How does innovation happen? To what extent can innovation contribute to the reinvention of inner cities and town centers? The three-part Urban Planning Colloquium series is concerned with the importance of innovation for urban space and the dynamics between them.

Info Website
Language The event is held in German.
Organizers OecherLab; Chair and Institute for Urban Design, RWTH; ILS Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung gGmbH, Dortmund; Netzwerk Innenstadt NRW; Förderverein aachen_fenster – raum für bauen und kultur e.V.; Region Aachen – Zweckverband

Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 6:00pm


The meeting point for people who wish to bring in their ideas for Aachen as a “smart city.” The #mitmaachen workshop series will give you the opportunity to exchange ideas about the digital smart city of tomorrow in an informal setting, to find fellow campaigners, and to develop projects together.

Info Website (de)
Organizer OecherLab

Thursday, July 01, 2021, 6:00pm

Innovative, Connected & Smart? Students Design Mobility Solutions for Aachen!

Switch from an autonomous e-shuttle to the air taxi at the Mobility Hub? Collect your shopping conveniently from the DuckTrain and have it delivered to your home? What could the future of smart and sustainable urban logistics and mobility in Aachen look like? Together with citizens, innovative scenarios and use cases will be developed in this workshop.

Info Webseite (de)
Organizers OecherLab; SULEICA

Wednesday, July 07, 2021, 6:00pm

OecherLab: Mobility Workshop

As part of the #mitmaachen workshop series, all Aachen residents who would like to see their ideas for Aachen's future mobility turned into reality are invited to come along on July 7. The goal of the workshop is to offer provide a framework for how ideas can be implemented in real-world projects. Registration is required.

Info Website (de)
Organizer OecherLab

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 3:30pm

Robotics Working Group

Robots you can touch, experience control by yourself. In the Robotics working group, you will learn the basics of mobile autonomous robotics in a one-day workshop using the example of Oscar, a mobile service robot. In an interactive course you will learn the basics of robot programming together with expert researchers. No previous knowledge is required. Please register for the event.


Workshop on July 20, 2021

Workshop on July 21, 2021

Workshop on July 22, 2021

Organizers OecherLab; IMA