/What we offer/Research/Government-funded research/Funded research for Flemish companies

Funded research for Flemish companies

Imec encourages Flemish and international companies to innovate through research and helps them to apply for funding by the Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship agency, the ‘KMO portefeuille’, EU programs, etc. 

Imec supports these companies in several phases of their research process:

  • gathering information regarding technological opportunities
  • sharing of technological knowledge
  • generating research insights
  • participating in new research
  • applying research results
  • developing new products and processes

Project examples

The Physical Internet Living Lab (PILL)

This logistics project will run from 2021 until 2023 and will be led by imec in close collaboration with VUB and VIL.

The Physical Internet (PI) is an innovative concept of efficient, resilient, and sustainable logistics. The PI aims to interconnect transport networks to move freight in the most optimal way ⎯ from origin to destination.

Read more


URBANAGE explores how to make cities more age-friendly using technology.

Read more


PRECINCT explores the use of digital twins to manage critical infrastructure.

Read more

Flemish Smart Data Space

A shared system makes data easily accessible to governments and businesses.

Read more


Harmonized data pave the way to greener mobility.

Read more


A flourishing local economy is inextricably linked to smooth local logistics.

Read more


Can we increase the sustainability of ports while reducing CO2 emissions?

Read more