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Discover why imec is the premier R&D center for advanced logic & memory devices. anced logic & memory devices.
Connected health solutions
Explore the technologies that will power tomorrow’s wearable, implantable, ingestible and non-contact devices.
Life sciences
See how imec brings the power of chip technology to the world of healthcare.
Sensor solutions for IoT
Dive into innovative solutions for sensor networks, high speed networks and sensor technologies.
Artificial intelligence
Explore the possibilities and technologies of AI.
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Be the first to reap the benefits of imec’s research by joining one of our programs or starting an exclusive bilateral collaboration.
Build on our expertise for the design, prototyping and low-volume manufacturing of your innovative nanotech components and products.
Use one of imec’s mature technologies for groundbreaking applications across a multitude of industries such as healthcare, agriculture and Industry 4.0.
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Kick-start your business. Launch or expand your tech company by drawing on the funds and knowhow of imec’s ecosystem of tailored venturing support.

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De-risking and accelerating nano- and digital tech innovation.


Conference | Thu 14.19h & Fri 13.52h

Luc Van den hove, President & CEO imec (Thu 27 at 14.19h): ‘New perspectives creating radical innovation’

The era of digital transformation brings endless opportunities for businesses and society. Opportunities powered by the advances in nanoelectronics and digital technology. Opportunities that require cross-linking of expertises. Only by approaching the challenges our society is facing from new perspectives, with an open mind that gets inspired from unexpected fields radical innovation can happen. Innovation that will transform our health, mobility, environment, … Innovation that will transform our data-driven society into a sustainable data-driven society for everyone.

John Baekelmans & Jan Adriaenssens (Fri 13.52h):‘Meet Antwerp’s Digital Twin, virtual playground for smart cities’

Innovation services and solutions - Supporting your innovation life cycle

Imec booth | Tech fair | Conference pass needed on Thu & Fri (9h-19h) | Free access on Sat & Sun (10h-18h)

Thanks to its wide portfolio of cutting-edge technology, imec can give you access to technological solutions for your products and services. And this throughout the entire innovation process: from idea to design, from prototyping to testing, from production to growth, from use to re-use… Also, we offer a vast and diverse portfolio on living-lab infrastructure and methodologies, allowing you to innovate and co-create with your (future) customers. No matter if you are tech-lover or technophobe: at SuperNova, you can get first-hand information on how we can support you in your business.

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Technology demonstrators

Tech Fair, FlandersFood booth | Conference pass needed on Thu & Fri (9h-19h) | Free access on Sat & Sun (10h-18h)

Making the invisible visible: the power of hyperspectral imaging

During this hands-on demonstration, imec and its partner MeBioS show how to make the invisible visible using spectroscopic sensors.  Challenge yourself finding the foreign objects in a batch of chocolate callets using hyperspectral camera’s and experience how you can “see” the sugar content of apples using a small, hand-held sensor. The demonstrator can be found at the FlandersFood booth at the TechFair. In collaboration with FlandersFood.

Expedition | Sat & Sun 10h-18h | Free access

Love to the Beat– Are you in sync with your partner?

In January 2018, the leading scientific magazine Nature published a paper describing skin-to-skin contact between loved ones can reduce pain. It appears people are able to sync their biometric signals: an area of research in which a lot still needs to be discovered. This inspired researchers from imec to develop a research setup based on imec’s Chill+ smart wristband. By measuring and comparing biometric signals (heart rate, Galvanic Skin Response, skin temperature), they try to assess how much in sync you are with some one you know or with a stranger. Once beyond the fun factor, biosynchrony can have relevant applications in the contexts of healthcare, smart offices etc. At SuperNova, imec is looking for test persons to participate in the research setup and for industrial partners interested in the technology and applications. The demonstrator can be found at the Living Pavilion, near Urban City.

LEDs for indoor positioning

Indoor localization finds some of its most promising future opportunities in the industrial production and product distribution environment (e.g. in the tracking of goods and the guiding of automated guided vehicles). Existing systems, however, tend to be too expensive (e.g. laser-based systems), not accurate enough (e.g. RSS-based systems), or are not flexible (e.g. systems using induction loops in the floor for automatic vehicle guiding).

Imec has developed a LED-based Visual Light Positioning (VLP) solution that is potentially low-cost, highly accurate and easy to install. At SuperNova, imec is looking for industrial partners that can provide a context in which the potential of this VLP positioning system can be demonstrated for a specific application. In the first place for industrial infrastructure, although the system will also find applications in healthcare (patient and asset tracking), retail (personalized content) and large venue halls (indoor navigation). The demonstrator can be found at the Work Pavilion, Leon Van Parys building (Godefriduskaai). In collaboration with FlandersMake.

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