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Identification number in the register: 01409757196-36
Registration date: 18/11/2011 13:26:07

The information on this entity was last modified on: 24/04/2015 10:04:12
The date of the last annual update was: 24/04/2015 10:04:12
Next update due latest on: 24/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual



Research Funding Organisations

    Section of registration

IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions

Think tanks and research institutions

    Contact details

Gaston Crommenlaan, 8
P.O. box: 102
Ghent 9050

(+32) 93314862

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Wim De Waele


    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Liesbeth Van der Haegen

Project Admin & Control

    Goals / remit

iMinds is an independent research institute founded by the Flemish government to stimulate ICT innovation. The iMinds team offers companies and organizations active support in research and development. It brings together companies, authorities, and non-profit organizations to join forces on research projects. Both technical and non-technical issues are addressed within each of these projects.

iMinds unites more than 1000 researchers from 5 research departments specialized in one or more of the basic competencies of iMinds. The composition of the research groups is flexible and aligned to the evolving needs of companies and organizations.

The iMinds research domains

iMinds stimulates research that addresses current social and economic issues.

Culture & Media
Healthy Society
ICT and Energy
Sustainable Mobility
Social & Secure ICT


    Specific activities covered by the Register

Participation in 75+ research projects







The mission of iMinds is the creation of highly competent human capital in different aspects of ICT through multi-disciplinary demand-driven research.

iMinds carries out this multi-disciplinary research for the Flemish business community and the Flemish government. This includes all technological, legal and social dimensions of the development and exploitation of broadband services.


The Flemish government invests in multi-disciplinary broadband research. The objective: To make Flanders a leading and internationally recognized player in the information society of the future.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 184   75%: 14   50%: 10   25%: 20



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Information Society
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation



iMinds has carried out research projects with over 1250 partner organizations already, either large companies, SME's or non-profit and governmental organizations (Ca. 25%).

In order to strengthen our research excellence and optimize the valorization of research results, we will continue to invest in strategic partnerships and international collaboration, both with leading national and international research institutes and with international companies of particular strategic importance.

So far, we have formalized a strategic research partnership with the following institutions: Alcatel-Lucent, Barco, City Live, IMEC, Mobile Vikings, Televic, Unified Post and VITO.

iMinds is also a member of the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) since May 2011. EAI is a grassroots organization initiated through cooperation between public, private and government organisations. EAI bridges the gaps between the market, research and regulation bringing together key players from every discipline within the ICT innovation cycle.

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

< 9,999 €

45,351,610 €

5,212,372 €

89,443 €

EC Service Contracts (SMART)

5,122,929 €


40,139,238 €

40,139,238 €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.