The iMinds Organization

By now, ICT is everywhere and touches upon many aspects of our daily lives such as healthcare, culture & media, the environment, mobility and security. iMinds wants to create a lasting and positive impact on society through innovation in ICT. We strive for excellence in science and business and support young entrepreneurs in achieving their dream as it is our ambition to create a lasting & positive impact on society through information technology.

iMinds is an independent research institute founded by the Flemish government. The iMinds team offers companies and organizations active support in research and development. It joins various forces on research projects. Both technical and non-technical issues are addressed within each of these projects. Read more >



On March 25th, the ‘Projects for a Demographic Future’ (PRoF) consortium received the First Prize for Care Innovation at the Altenpflege Messe in Hannover, the largest care exhibition in Europe. iMinds is a member of this European multidisciplinary think tank for care. Read more...


iMinds-VUB team wins Flemish programming contest

Written by iMinds on 09 April

Three researchers of the Electronics and Informatics Department (iMinds - ETRO - Vrije Universiteit Brussel) have won the Flemish Programming Contest 2014. On 26 March, the team took part in the ‘Masters and graduates’ category. Read more...


The technology landscape is constantly changing and evolving, but the way we interact with devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers—aside from the advancement in touch screen technology—has remained relatively static. Paddle, a shape-shifting smartphone designed by the researchers at iMinds - EDM - UHasselt, changes all of that. Read more...


In 2013, iMinds - iLab.o conducted a study into the young people of Ghent, as an important user group of the public library. The research report sets a roadmap for the plans of the future library, enabling De Krook to become a cultural hub for Ghent’s youth. Read more...



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