imec is an independent research institute founded to stimulate ICT innovation. They combine their longstanding leadership in microchip technology with in-depth expertise in software and ICT to lay the foundation of a more personalized healthcare, smarter cities, cleaner energy and more efficient mobility, logistics and manufacturing solutions. They are a single point of contact for innovators and entrepreneurs who want to explore the potential of advanced technologies.

In 2016, the digital research and incubation center, iMinds was integrated in imec.