CMOS: advanced and beyond
Discover why imec is the premier R&D center for advanced 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.
More expertises
Discover all our expertises.
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.
Venturing and startups
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.


Imec offers researchers and entrepreneurs the chance to co-create and test their innovative solutions thoroughly with their target audience and stakeholders. The involvement of the end users at an early stage of the development process makes it possible to tailor the innovation from the outset to real needs, habits, attitudes and contextual factors. In that way products and services are better and have every chance of success on the market.

What we do

Our imec.livinglabs research includes users early on and all through the innovation process. This approach provides a solution to innovation thresholds and challenges such as:

  • Capturing, understanding and validating users’ interactions with products and services, at an early stage. 
  • Transforming ideas into prototypes users can interact with in their daily context.
  • Shaping ‘(minimum) viable products’ through an iterative, agile process. 
  • Designing business models through stakeholder analysis and go-to-market definition.

imec.livinglabs video

We conduct living labs research for innovative digital solutions, using our imec.livinglabs toolbox:

Panel and Community Management

User Research Toolkit

Prototyping and Testing Support

360° Business Model Innovation

European Network of Living Labs

Are you interested in working with imec.livinglabs? Dimitri Schuurman will be happy to answer your questions and provide you all the required information.