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Imec ranked number one start-up accelerator by UBI Global

About imec

Imec is a world-leading research and innovation center in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. Imec leverages its state-of-the-art R&D infrastructure and its team of more than 5,500 employees and top researchers, for R&D in advanced semiconductor and system scaling, silicon photonics, artificial intelligence, beyond 5G communications and sensing technologies, and in application domains such as health and life sciences, mobility, industry 4.0, agrofood, smart cities, sustainable energy, education, … Imec unites world-industry leaders across the semiconductor value chain, Flanders-based and international tech, pharma, medical and ICT companies, start-ups, and academia and knowledge centers. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium), and has research sites across Belgium, in the Netherlands, and representation in 3 continents. In 2022, imec's revenue (P&L) totaled 846 million euro.

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Imec is a registered trademark for the activities of imec International (IMEC International, a legal entity set up under Belgian law as a “stichting van openbaar nut”), imec Belgium (IMEC vzw supported by the Flemish Government), imec the Netherlands (Stichting IMEC Nederland),  imec Taiwan (IMEC Taiwan Co.), imec China (IMEC Microelectronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.), imec India (IMEC India Private Limited), imec San Francisco (IMEC Inc.) and imec Florida (IMEC USA Nanoelectronics Design Center Inc.).

About imec.istart

Imec.istart – imec’s business accelerator – aims to help tech companies successfully launch. The imec.istart-program offers a variety of services, including an initial financial injection (50-250K pre-seed funding), personal coaching and mentoring, access to technology and office space, and access to imec’s broad international network and investors. Since its launch in 2011, imec.istart has supported more than 290 tech start-ups. The UBI Global report ranked imec.istart first in the category 'Top University Business Accelerators' of 2023.

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About UBI Global

UBI Global is specialized in mapping and connecting the global incubation and acceleration programs for companies. Through its network of more than 1,000 member organizations from more than 90 countries across the world, UBI Global offers matchmaking, ranking, benchmarking and research services to companies and professional incubation programs.