As a trusted R&D partner of companies, start-ups and academia, research and innovation are in our DNA. We combine our longstanding leadership in microchip technology with in-depth expertise in software and ICT to lay the foundation of a more personalized healthcare, smarter cities, cleaner energy and more efficient mobility, logistics and manufacturing solutions. We are a single point of contact for innovators and entrepreneurs who want to explore the potential of advanced technologies. We are imec. We shape the future.
Imec's vision of smart mobility includes comfortable and safe transportation for everybody, and aims at solving challenges such as traffic jams and car accidents. To realize this vision, imec develops key insights and technologies for connected, driverless cars.
Imec researchers bring advanced diagnostics and precision medicine within everyone’s reach. By combining knowledge of the patient’s DNA and comprehensive disease and therapy data, precision medicine becomes within our reach, delivering the most effective treatments at reduced cost with the least amount of side effects. Smart health spans a great number of underlying concepts and technologies - including wireless (wearable) devices and sensors, mobile and body area networks, the Internet of Things, health data analytics, genomics, electronic patient health records, medical imaging, quantified self, and so on.
Imec holds a world-leading position in several of the technology areas that drive the creation of smart industries: from research into intelligent logistics and the Internet of Things up to human-machine interaction, making sense of big data, the creation of sensor systems for industrial applications, imaging technology, and so on.
Distributed energy generation from renewables such as sun and wind will become one of the greatest enablers of a sustainable future. Imec performs research into sustainable energy with main focus on solar cells and hardware and digital technologies for a smart energy system.
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Through its 'City of Things' initiative - in collaboration with the City of Antwerp - imec paves the way for the creation of tomorrow's smart cities. City of Things is a large-scale testing ground that will enable thousands of Antwerp citizens and visitors to communicate (and interact) with a huge amount of smart devices and sensors. Being the largest smart city living lab in Europe, it provides tech entrepreneurs with a unique opportunity to get in touch with users who can help them develop, test and optimize future products and services.