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Profile of registrant


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

The information on this organisation was last modified on 12/11/14 15:50:42
The date of the last annual update was 12/11/14 15:50:42

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: iMinds
Acronym: iMinds
Legal status: Research Funding Organisations
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Think tanks and research institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Wim De Waele
Position: CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Liesbeth Van der Haegen
Position: Project Admin and Control

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 102 Gaston Crommenlaan 
P.O. box: 102
Ghent 9050
Telephone number: (+32) 93314813
Fax number: (+32) 93314805
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 1000
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

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.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Information Society
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 1
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

iMinds has carried out research projects with over 750 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:IMEC, VITO, Alcatel-Lucent.

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

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 45,351,610
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 45,351,610
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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