Innovation services

We help you with the development of technological solutions applicable to products and services, offering our expertise throughout the entire lifecycle of the innovation process.

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Supporting your innovation lifecycle

From the moment your idea starts taking shape until it evolves into a fully functioning product or service, imec guides you through the innovation lifecycle. Whether it is hardware, software, or both. We offer specialized support programs for innovators from around the world, and for local initiatives in Flanders specifically.

Idea to design

Imec evaluates your early-stage ideas on feasibility, viability and desirability. Whether you are designing a product or developing a digital solution, imec will guide you towards your first blueprints, designs and models. Our expertise, professional coaching and infrastructure are various factors that will help bring your idea successfully to the market.

Prototyping & testing

Being able to validate your hypothesis is crucial. What will your solution look like? How will it interact with people? Imec’s facilities will enable you in making the best prototype possible. Then it can be tested under realistic circumstances. Listening to potential customers and partners lets you enhance your prototype, raising your chances for a successful result.

Production & growth

Imec gives you the leverage to start production. At imec.IC-link innovators can realize their ideas in silicon. We help you with low-volume IC and system production and finding the right partners to reach your goal. And after the launch, the innovation process continues. How does your product or service become and stay viable? Imec helps you to grow your solution in a sustainable way.

Local initiatives

Turning your innovative idea into a success requires skills, resources and the right technology. As a Flemish entrepreneur, designer or software developer, imec offers you specialized sponsored programs, with in-depth coaching, facilities and support.

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Spin-Offs & Start-Ups

Imec has a long history of launching spin-offs and supporting start-ups. We have specific funding programs such as imec.istart and imec.xpand to support innovative projects. 

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