cEDM Event 2016

The Extended :
What can it bring to our manufacturing industry


Public, Members, Partners


Press release 22/9/2016
Renewed imec confirms its role as the world’s leading research center for nanoelectronics and digital technology

Ghent and Leuven – 22 September 2016. Since yesterday, the merger between research centers imec and iMinds – announced on February 19 – has been completed. The deed of merger was officially signed in Brussels, in the presence of Flemish minister-president Geert Bourgeois and Flemish minister for work, the economy, innovation and sport Philippe Muyters. iMinds vzw thereby ceased to exist, but its activities are making a new start within imec, which is now stronger than ever as a unique high-tech research center for the digital economy.

No doubt you have heard about the merger of imec with the iMinds research organization. The extended imec combines the world class electronics hardware technology of imec with the state-of-the-art software expertise of iMinds and its well-established innovation services supporting regional industry.

1+1>3 on the innovation front, that is what the extended imec is aiming for. The combination of advanced hardware, the newest software techniques, data science, living labs to assess user experience and effective, low threshold innovation services creates a large potential to boost the innovative strength and the international competiveness of our industry, especially the manufacturing industry.

In this event we will provide a concise overview of the software and data science competences of imec. Responsibles from imec’s Innovation Services will present innovation tools as imec.icon, imec.livinglabs and software prototyping with practical realizations and examples in the domain of smart cities, smart energy, health care, mobility, logistics and industry 4.0.
Before diving into the new opportunities an overview of the cEDM activities will be presented.

After the presentations there is ample time for a visit to the booths and for networking. Snacks and drinks will be within reach.

 Press release

 cEDM Event 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016
  • 14h00 Welcome
  • 14h10 cEDM activitiy overview (Geert Willems, imec - Electronic Assembly/cEDM)
  • 14h45 The Extended imec (Tanguy Coenen, imec)
                 Software and data science competences
                 Innovation tools: imec.icon, imec.livinglabs, SW prototyping, imec.start
  • 15h45 Questions and answers
  • 16h00 Knowledge-exchange and networking, visit to the booths
  • 19h00 Closing

E-mail to: academy@imec.be

imec, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Heverlee
Participation fee: 

Participation is free of charge but registration is required.