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Collaborative research

Big innovations are no longer the achievements of solitary brilliant minds, but the result of streamlined collaboration. To facilitate these synergies, imec gathers multiple partners around its ecosystem, talent and infrastructure.

Speed up innovation

This might sound familiar: you’re eager to innovate but can’t seem to make it out of the starting blocks. Indeed, the cost of early research is extremely high. And some challenges are just too big to tackle alone.

The answer is precompetitive research: sharing expertise and research among partners across the value chain. Lowering risks and costs for everyone involved.

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Share unique assets

Imec offers equipment and material suppliers an open innovation R&D platform for their joint early development needs. By taking a long-term view and interacting on a deep level, they’re able to:

  • accelerate their technology advancements
  • share their costs
  • minimize their risks
  • optimize their return on investment

All partners benefit from the unique assets imec offers:

  1. State-of-the-art infrastructure

Equipment and material suppliers have continued access to imec’s facilities, including the 12,000 m² 300 mm cleanroom, photovoltaic development lines, biolabs, test labs and smart spaces. That gives them a decided advantage in the race for next-generation technologies.

  1. Top-of-the-class talent

More than 5,000 people work in the creative and stimulating imec environment. They come from around the globe and have a stunning variety of scientific backgrounds. That makes imec the perfect place for turning your ideas into reality.

  1. One-of-a-kind ecosystem

Imec is not an island of academic research. It’s the center of a vibrant ecosystem of local and global partners: universities and companies across the value chain and from a multitude of industries. That ensures more interactions, higher creativity and better integrated technologies.

Ready to shape the future with us? Let’s talk.