Working at imec

The nano-electronics research center, imec, and the digital research and incubation center, iMInds, have been merged into a unique high-tech R&D hub under the brand name imec

imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. In 2015, imec's revenue (P&L) totaled 415 million euro and of iMinds which is integrated in imec as of September 21, 2016 52 million euro.

Imec Culture: Creative, Open and Result-Driven

Imec has an open organization culture in which creativity, sharing knowledge and forging fresh collaborations are actively stimulated. These key values are vital to achieve our goal as a research organization. Our research methodology is open and agile, and builds on a broad approach in order to achieve tangible results, e.g. our projects supplement digital expertise with sociological and user insights.

International Perspective

Digital technology is a world-wide reality and every tech start-up company is by definition born global. Imec cooperative in a great number of European projects. We also support Flemish SMEs and start-ups to expand internationally, through partner organizations in Singapore, New York, Silicon Valley, …. 

Human Capital Strategy

Aiming to support and drive the overall imec strategy, we have set up a dedicated Human Capital Strategy, compliant to the EU HRS4R requirements. The key activities defined in this strategy will result in the influx of top talent and will have a positive impact on the professional and personal development of our knowledge workers.

imec Supporting Services

About 60 people provide supporting services for the imec research and entrepreneurship programs. They all work from the offices in Ghent. There you can also find dedicated teams working on projects with e.g. the media sector, or setting up ‘living labs’ with users. Imec also has flexible working spaces in Leuven and Hasselt.

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imec Jobs

Would you like to work in an international environment? In a company that is continuously innovating and that belongs to the top of its domain? Then we have a lot to offer you as a worldwide leader in nanoelectronics and digital technology research.

Growth opportunities, a pleasant work environment, colleagues from different countries: at imec you can expect it all. Plus a good salary and attractive benefits.

Working at imec also means you contribute to society. Because our technologies help make the world a better and smarter place.

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imec’s Research Community

Our research community spans 900+ academic researchers located at 5 universities in Flanders (Ghent, Brussels, Leuven, Hasselt and Antwerp). It counts 55 different nationalities. All researchers belong to a university research group, but are also represented in imec research departments, that cluster their expertise around 5 digital technology areas: security, multimedia technologies, internet technologies, digital society and medical information technologies.

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imec’s Start-Up Companies

Imec supports young researchers and entrepreneurs with funding, training and coaching. Next to this, we offer facilities such as co-working spaces and office centers, where start-ups can flexibly rent working space. In their maturing cycle, start-ups need the right talent to empower their growth. Imec helps them find the right people by publishing their vacant jobs.

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