At imec we have more than 35 years of experience in digital technology and nano-electronics research. During this time, we developed better and cheaper computer chips which enabled us to walk around with a smartphone which we use, just like a Swiss Army Knife, for everything.
More than 4,000 of the best scientists coming from more than 90 countries work here together shaping a better future for all of us. At the same time the educational experts of RVO Society convert this knowledge into training for teachers and projects that wake up excitement for science and technology within young people.
The big challenges of the 21st Century
On this 35th birthday we like to take a look into the future, in particular 2035. Where are we going with our healthcare, cities, mobility, logistics, industry, energy and education? Here we research it and we try to figure out how technology can help us to take on the challenges of the 21st Century.
Do we still walk around with a smartphone in 2035? Or did we replace it by glasses or lenses that show us extra information? By smart ear plugs, a microphone in your tooth or an antenna in your clothes? And do we all make our clothing, our smartphone and our food ourselves with a 3D-printer? Maybe…
What can you expect?
Everyone that visits imec on Sunday October 6th will learn how technology will shape our future. You will discover it with demo’s, workshops, meet and greets with scientists, a visit to the cleanroom and a brand-new smartphone game.
In our game you create your own digital twin. Search for our 2035-stickers, scan them with your app and upload the information to your digital twin. The more information you gather, the more your digital twin will be future-proof.
Curious? You know where you have to be on October 6th!
Date: Sunday October 6th
Opening hours: 10am – 5pm (we close the doors at 4.30pm)
Address: Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven
Parking is possible inside the parking lot at the Kapeldreef
(follow parking route imec 1, take a look at the map)
There’s a safe bike parking outside the entrance (Kapeldreef 75)