Imec's Antwerp offices are conventiently located between the lively city center and the bustling harbor.
The offices of imec in Antwerp are housed in The Beacon: a business and innovation hub for leading companies in Internet of Things (IoT). Technological corporates, innovative start-ups, scale-ups and cutting-edge researchers gather here to develop strong IoT products for industry, mobility, logistics and smart cities. The building hosts several flex workplaces, meeting rooms and brainstorm spaces.
The Beacon is home to the Antwerp branches of:
These programs, along with imec's broader research services, play a key role in The Beacon ecosystem, and accelerate collaborative innovation.
The Beacon has its home right in between the city center of Antwerp and its port, making it an ideal place as an innovation hub for industry, logistics and smart cities.
The Beacon is easily accessible through different forms of transport. You can find imec Antwerp on the 6 th & 7th floors.
Antwerp is easily accessible by train. It’s best to travel to the Antwerp Central station, and then continue your route to The Beacon on foot (a 30-minute walk), or by tram or by bike.
Antwerp has an extensive network of tram lines throughout the city. The Beacon is located near the Sint-Paulusplaats and Brouwersvliet stops, where tramline 7 offers a direct connection to Groenplaats and further to Mortsel. Via the stops at Keizerstraat (tram lines 11 and 24 - stop Sint-Katelijne) and Meirbrug (tram lines 3, 5, 9 and 15 – premetro Meir station) you can transfer to the Central Station, Linkeroever and many other destinations. Tram line 70 offers a connection to the north up to P+R Luchtbal with a transfer at Eilandje.
Biking to The Beacon? Good idea: it’s safe, good for the environment, and in many cases the quickest mode of transport. Don’t have a bike? No problem! Rent one and combine your visit to The Beacon with a pleasant cycling trip through the city.
A fast and fun way to reach The Beacon is by DeWaterbus. Your bike or scooter is included in the ticket. The Beacon is a 5-minute walk from the Steenplein stop.
The Beacon has an in-house car park lot for its residents and guests. However, parking spaces are limited. Requests should be made more than 24 hours in advance. Ask your host to secure your parking spot. The public car parks Waagnatie and Grote Markt are at a 5-minute-walk distance from The Beacon.
Imec (7th floor)
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