Research at IDLab targets the most daunting challenges industry is facing to deliver the digital transformation, connecting everything and extracting high value from data.


Internet experts and data scientists

IDLab focuses its research on internet technologies and data science. We develop technologies outperforming current solutions for communication subsystems, high speed and low power networking, distributed computing and multimedia processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and web semantics.


Collaborations with innovative industry

IDLab collaborates with many universities and research centres worldwide and jointly develops advanced technologies with industry (R&D centers from international companies, Flanders’ top innovating large companies and SMEs, as well as numerous ambitious startups).

Beyond 2020

Nextgen technologies for 2020 and beyond

By 2020, billions of objects will be interconnected, delivering a wealth of information. At IDLab we contribute today to the global standards of tomorrow. Key contributions have been made to W3C, MPEG, OSGi, 3G/4G/5G, IETF COAP… In our labs we also demonstrate technology beyond 2020.

Recent news

New smart mobility project SARWS focuses on dangerous weather conditions

A consortium of research and business partners, led by IDLab and Verhaert, launched a new project to improve road safety, called Secure and Accurate Road Weather Services (SARWS).

New supercomputer boasts unparalleled computing power

The UAntwerp/imec investment in a new supercomputer opens up new avenues for researchers.

IDLab team wins a 2nd award of 750,000 USD in Phase 2 of the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge

For the second time in a row, team SCATTER with researchers from imec-IDLab and Rutgers University (US), have won a prize in the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge.

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