Industry verticals

Imec.istart offers industry specific support and coaching through its industry vertical partners.

Logistics, Mobility & Smart Cities

From within the economic heart of Flanders, imec.istart launches a vertical on Logistics, Mobility and Smart cities. In a partnership between imec, University of Antwerp (department TPR), Belfius Bank & Insurance, Bpost, DP World Antwerp, Volvo Trucks and Brussels Airport Company, this consortium with extensive experience and networks in this market wishes to support the creation of new solutions and start-ups in these industries.

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Health - in cooperation with BlueHealth Innovation Center

BlueHealth Innovation Center (BHIC) is a consortium of actors with extensive experience and networks in developing new health and care innovation and supporting start-ups. The partnership consists of UCB, imec, City of Antwerp, University Hospital Antwerp (UZA), University of Antwerp, Zorgbedrijf Antwerpen, Ziekenhuisnetwerk Antwerpen (ZNA), Gasthuis Zusters Antwerpen (GZA), City of Genk, Microsoft, inno.com, U-Sentric, C-Mine Crib, BioVille, Hospital Oost-Limburg (ZOL) and The Co-Foundry.

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Media, Telecom & Entertainment

imec.istart and its partners launch a vertical on Media, Telecom & Entertainment. In a partnership between imec, Roularta, Mediahuis, Medialaan, Telenet, VRT Sandbox and MediaNet Vlaanderen, this consortium with extensive experience and networks in this market wishes to support the creation of new solutions and start-ups in these industries.

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Space technology

imec.istart launches a vertical on Space technology. In a partnership between imec, Verhaert, Droneport and VITO, this new ‘BlueSpace’ consortium will provide coaching and expertise to support the creation of new solutions and start-ups in these industries.

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FinTech, InsurTech & Cyber Security

imec joins forces with AG Insurance, B-Hive, BNP Paribas Fortis and ING in an imec.istart vertical focused on supporting the creation of new solutions and start-ups in the FinTech, InsurTech and Cyber Security markets.

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Education & Learning

imec.istart and its partners launch a vertical on Education and Learning. The partnership between imec, Televic, Syntra Vlaanderen, GO!, The Learning Hub, ITEC – KU Leuven and VRT Sandbox, bundles extensive experience and networks in the domain of education and learning. This consortium aims to support the creation of new solutions and start-ups in these industries. 

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Sports

imec.istart and its partners launch a specific vertical on SportsTech called ‘Sport-Up’. Entrepreneurs and startups in the area of Physical Activity Promotion, Performance Training, Talent Identification, Sports Medicine, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation or Sports Digital Marketing and Multimedia will be supported in the creation of their internationally scale-able venture.

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Industry 4.0

Together with Agidens, Agoria and Flanders Make, imec.istart has launched an industry vertical on ‘Industry 4.0’. Entrepreneurs and startups in the area of for instance manufacturing technologies, cyber-physical systems, automation and robotics, sensors and data analysis techniques for production environments or other Industry 4.0 related aspects will be supported in the creation of their internationally scalable venture.

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