Never before did so many people live in cities. As a consequence, the reality of urban life is becoming ever more complex. With this Sustainable Development Goal, the UN strives to create cities and communities that are inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
At imec we believe that smart city technologies such as IoT sensors, 5G networks and low-power radar sensing systems offer us the tools to meet some of these modern-day challenges of urban life.
Through the Smart Flanders project, we support Flemish cities in unlocking and connecting their real-time data. After all, data is the main driver behind smart technologies that improve urban lives. We're currently researching such solutions through initiatives such as CityFlows, Bel-Air and Flooding.