The Grünenthal Group is an independent, family-owned, international research-based pharmaceutical company headquartered in Aachen, Germany. During the last five years, we have invested in our Aachen location to the tune of around € 131 million. We are proud to be one of the two sponsors of Future Lab Aachen because science is a topic very close to our hearts and we are delighted at the opportunity to help all of Aachen’s citizens to get to know more about their city of science.
Through continuous investment in innovation, we aim to close gaps in medical care by providing doctors and their patients with products that sustainably improve life quality. And our many years of experience in innovative pain treatments and state-of-the-art technologies for patients will ensure that we meet this objective.
The Grünenthal Group is present in a total of 32 countries, with affiliates in Europe, Latin America and the USA. Grünenthal products are sold in more than 155 countries and the Grünenthal Group currently employs a worldwide staff of close to 5,300. Group turnover in 2016 was € 1.4 billion.
The STAWAG, “Stadtwerke Aachen Aktiengesellschaft”, is a future oriented public utility company for energy and water in Aachen. It provides daily supplies of electricity, natural gas, distance heating and drinking water to over 130,000 customers. It also runs the waste water system for the City of Aachen. With 698 employees and an annual turnover of € 432 million (2015), the STAWAG is one of the region’s most important economic factors. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the City of Aachen, it is incorporated in the public utilities holding company “Energieversorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft Aachen mbH” (E.V.A.).
The STAWAG is a community-owned company, and as such is strongly committed to the City of Aachen and its inhabitants. In 2015 alone, the STAWAG provided support for 260 projects in the cultural, sport and social sectors. We are one of the main sponsors of Future Lab Aachen because new technologies, research and development are among our own top priorities. We are working shoulder to shoulder with Aachen’s universities – in the fields of electromobility and energy technology, especially in terms of the digitalisation of the energy industry – to secure a sustainable provision of energy for Aachen in the future.