With this Sustainable Development Goal, the UN wants to stimulate inclusive and equitable quality education and life-long learning opportunities for all.
As a research institution, imec strongly values the dissemination of knowledge and education. Within our smart education program, we develop tools to facilitate interactive, remote learning on all levels of education.
Our LEAPS program develops a multi-purpose, self-learning analytics system that paves the way for adaptive and personalized learning.
Smart Education @ Schools supports Flemish teachers in developing technological solutions for specific educational challenges.
And at our learning institute, imec.academy, we celebrate life-long learning by offering high-quality courses in nanoelectronics and digital technology, not only to our own employees, but also to external partners. In this way we want to share our expertise and drive innovation both locally and abroad.
We are also a partner of RVO Society, an organization located within the imec building that stimulates young people to take an interest in science and technology. Together with them, we support a project in Kenya, a safe house for girls who have fled circumcision rituals. Our employees are actively involved in this project and have committed themselves to funding the school fees of some of these girls, thus empowering them to strive for a better future.