Accelerating tech startups

Does your tech start-up need support during its early development phase?

Imec.istart – imec’s business accelerator – is there to help you launch your business idea successfully! The imec.istart program offers an initial financial injection (50,000 EUR pre-seed funding), professional coaching and mentoring, access to technology and working facilities, and access to a broad network of partners and investors.

Since its launch in 2011, imec.istart helped more than 170 tech start-ups in diverse fields – ranging from multimedia and logistics to the healthcare sector – to develop into sustainable ventures. 

Our next call for start-up projects opens on January 1st, with deadline February 1st.

Interested to submit, but not sure what to expect?

At our imec.istart info sessions, you will learn all about the ins & outs of our program.


  • A comprehensive explanation of the imec.istart program
  • The application criteria and procedures of our imec.istart call
  • A testimonial of one of our imec.istart’ers
  • Plenty of time for extra questions during a networking drink

Practical info


Wednesday 9 January 2019 - 17:00 - 19:00


Centre d'Expertise et d'Innovation - Chemin du Cyclotron 6, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve


Participation is free. Registration is required.

About imec.istart

Imec.istart has over 170 companies in its portfolio. Our imec.istarters have already created more than 450 full-time jobs, with a total turnover of more than 55 million euro. They have also triumphed in securing follow-up financing.

In 2018, imec.istart was granted 1st place in the European ‘Top University Business Accelerators' ranking by UBI Global and was ranked 4th best in the world!