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Our fuel for innovation

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Being an independent world leader in nanoelectronics R&D, imec is convinced that diversity is the main driver of innovation. Through technology, we tackle challenges that impact the way we live. The mission, vision, and values of imec are built on the foundations of respect and diversity. We actively embrace diversity of all kinds. We want to make a positive difference in our workplace and in the world. How? By ensuring equality between all employees. Regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect that makes you unique.

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Gender equality

We believe that gender equality should be a given. It’s not just a goal, but a fundamental necessity for fostering more creative solutions, driving innovation, and creating better teams. Making gender equality a priority is not only fair but also a strategic advantage, as balanced teams help us maximize our collective potential. Our ambition to significantly increase the number of women in R&D as well as in leadership roles is proof of our commitment and ongoing support to break down barriers and provide an inclusive culture where women can excel in their careers at imec.

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Imec's Gender Equality Plan reports on the gender-related actions taken, and imec's long and short-term ambitions.

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We're committed to being a workplace that creates a sense of belonging for everyone. A place where we can all be the best version of ourselves. Our imec community is a true melting pot of cultures that we celebrate as an important part of our DNA. As we continue to push the boundaries of technology, we invite talented individuals from every corner of the globe to contribute their unique perspectives and expertise.

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