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SDG 3: good health and well-being

How it guides our research

At imec, we strive to make advanced diagnostics and precision medicine available for all. A few examples:

  • We develop mobile on-chip labs that provide fast and early diagnoses, even in remote areas.
  • Through our involvement in Mission Lucidity, we support the mission to decode dementia, with the aim of curing or slowing down the disease.
  • As a partner of the OnePlanet Research Center, we work on sensor technology and models that translate health data into preventive and curative actions.
  • We've created the prototype of a SARS-CoV-2 test that enables quick, easy, comfortable and large-scale testing.
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How it guides our internal processes and local initiatives

In several ways, imec promotes the physical and mental health of its employees, their family and friends:

  • We encourage physical activity, offer yoga classes, ... A major priority of our HR strategy is putting employee health and wellbeing first.
  • We present employees and visitors with plenty of healthy food options, both on-site and at events.
  • With their Knitting for Alzheimer initiative, a group of creative imec employees sells hand-crafted objects, such as Christmas ornaments or face masks, and donates the revenue to research into Alzheimer’s.

Want to know more?

Read the interview with imec expert Peter Peumans on the future of healthcare.