Imec is an R&D hub for nano- and digital technologies. We believe in the combination of extremely talented people and a world-class infrastructure to enable a prosperous and sustainable future for all.

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Software optimizations make variant calling 8 to 16 times faster

The imec ExaScience Life Lab developed a software tool – elPrep5 – for sequencing pipelines with variant calling.

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A chip-scale microscope for high-throughput fluorescence imaging

Niels Verellen, principal scientist at imec, received the prestigious ERC Starting Grant to design a novel fluorescence microscope-on-chip.

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The power of ASICs for implantable devices, illustrated by an ultrasmall ‘migraine implant’ and an energy-harvesting pacemaker

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With firm roots in nanoelectronics, our portfolio covers a range of hardware and software technologies.

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In our 12,000 m² cleanrooms and state-of-the-art labs, we’re taking nano- and digital technology to the next level.

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imec innovation services and solutions

Building on our infrastructure and expertise, our partners are able to accelerate their digital innovation.

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imec venturing
Venturing & start-ups

Our venturing ecosystem supports tech entrepreneurs by providing them with funds and knowhow.

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A selection of our mature technologies is available for immediate application in research and industry.

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Get inspired by an overview of the ways in which imec’s technologies can transform your industry.

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Take a look at how the goal of a sustainable future guides our research and our internal organization.

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