IDLab partners

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

Flemish government allocates 7 M€ funding for first 2 years of SolidLab Vlaanderen

Imec researchers at UGent, VUB en KULeuven will work together in SolidLab Vlaanderen and received funding from the Flemish government.

Research on sleep apnea in IRCAI Top 100 as one of the excellent projects

Our research on sleep apnea has been listed in the IRCAI Top 100 as one of the excellent projects.

Funding granted for imec.icon 5G BROADCAST

The objective of 5G BROADCAST is to investigate the use of 5G terrestrial broadcasting in synergy with existing public broadband networks to deliver reliable video streams to the end-users, taking advantage of dedicated encoding and streaming protocols as well as software-defined networks in order to steer and optimize the complex interplay of peak demand and frequency usage in real time.

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