The ARC Cleantech Innovation Festival 2023 aims to bring together private industries, policymakers, innovators, and research institutes to discuss and collaborate on the innovation processes in some of the hardest- to-abate industry sectors, such as cement, aviation, and long duration energy storage.

Participation in The ARC is upon invitation only. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to

The ARC is best reached via train to Remscheid Central Station. Cologne/Bonn and Düsseldorf Airports are located ca. an hour from Remscheid. Should you be travelling by plane and need assistance travelling between The ARC and the airport, please reach out to

There are a number of hotels within a short distance of The ARC locations. More information can be found in your invitation/registration emails.

All the festival locations are within a few minutes walking distance of one another. You can find a map of all the locations here. Please note that the quickest route between the City Library/Teo Otto Theater and the City Hall/Sparkasse is indeed through the shopping mall Allee Center.

By car: There are a number of parking garages in the direct vicinity of the city center. You can find them indicated on the map.
By bus: A number of bus lines have stops very close to The ARC locations.

  • Bus stop “Allee Center”: 615, 653, 654, 657, 658, 660, 670, 673, 675
  • Bus stop “Remscheid Rathaus / Gründerquartier”: 654, 657, 658, 660, 664, 675

You can find the best public transport connection from your accomodation here

We will provide free snacks and drinks at the event locations throughout the day. You will also be able to get free coffee at select cafés close to The ARC locations.

Remscheid is in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and is one of the last industrial cities in the region. It is known for tool development and manufacture, mechanical engineering, and steel production – already in 1831 the first steam engine was in use, and in 1856 Remscheid had its first cast steel factory. You can find more information about the city and its surroundings here: or in German here: