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

InWareDrones project: Autonomous indoor drone for inventory management

The InWareDrones project developed a completely autonomous drone-based inventory management system.

Ward Haeck wins ArcelorMittal master thesis award

Master thesis student Ward Haeck received the ArcelorMittal 2020 award for his masterthesis on ‘Transfer learning and one-shot learning for surface inspection of flat steel.’

Detecting sleep apnea using wearable and machine learning

In a collaboration with imec and ZOL, researchers from IDLab developed machine learning techniques for automatically detecting sleep apnea in bio-impedance data. Their research was recently highlighted on IEEE Spectrum.

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