Imec Technology Forum Brussels puts nanotechnology in the hot seat

Imec, the nanoelectronics research center, today announced that its annual Imec Technology Forum (ITF) in Brussels will take place May 24-25, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium at SQUARE, Brussels Meeting Centre. ITF Brussels is the flagship of imec’s worldwide series of technology forums that brings experts and visionaries together to discuss the future of technology and tech-innovation to market. This year’s theme is “Daring to Take a Different View—Nanotechnology in the Hot Seat,” which will explore nanotechnology from all angles, question its future course, and identify new applications and paths for its use.

“The heart of imec is innovation and collaboration, and ITF Brussels will demonstrate that. Innovation is the result of hard work, endless questions, challenges to the status quo. Attendees will experience first-hand how constantly pushing these boundaries is essential to come up with groundbreaking solutions and stimulate innovation,” stated Luc Van den hove, president and CEO of imec. “The recent events in Brussels have deeply touched all of us, however the city is open for business and travel. Imec is privileged to bring our partners and international guests together in Brussels to focus on this year’s theme.”

Expecting to draw more than 1,000 attendees, ITF Brussels will offer numerous expert speakers from within the imec organization such as An Steegen, senior vice president process technology, and Wim Van Thillo, director perceptive systems for IoT, automotive and wireless. Industry speakers will also headlineincluding C-level executives from Samsung, Mentor Graphics, ASM International, Infineon Technologies, GlobalFoundries, J&J Pharmaceuticals, Audi, Microsoft, to name just a few.

ITF Brussels will introduce two new additions to the conference line up: interactive panel discussions and imec hot seats. Hot topics in today’s technology discussion will be explored such as “Scaling is dead. Long live scaling.”; “How close are we to precision medicine?'; “It’s a software world but it would be nothing without hardware?”, and “Combining ecological and economical sustainability.” Panelists will comprise both imec and guest partner executives and offer their various perspectives, and attendees will have an interactive role with panel voting and Q&A. Imec hot seats will place imec experts front and center to answer attendee questions, exchange ideas, investigate collaboration opportunities and consider different views. Spanning its vast R&D focus, topics such as energy, IoT, healthcare, services, and CMOS will be analyzed.

ITF Brussels 2016 takes place May 24-25, 2016 at the SQUARE, Brussels Meeting Centre. For the full list of speakers, conference program, registration and more information, please visit:


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