Forum puts nanotechnology in the hot seat

25th April 2016
Source: IMEC
Posted By : Joe Bush
Forum puts nanotechnology in the hot seat

Brussels will host the annual Imec Technology Forum (ITF) on 24th-25th May 2016 at SQUARE, Brussels Meeting Centre. ITF Brussels is the flagship of Imec’s 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 and 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 organisation 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 headline, including C-level executives from Samsung, Mentor Graphics, ASM International, Infineon Technologies, GlobalFoundries, J&J Pharmaceuticals, Audi and Microsoft.

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 centre to answer attendee questions, exchange ideas, investigate collaboration opportunities and consider different views. Topics such as energy, IoT, healthcare, services and CMOS will be analysed.

For the full list of speakers, conference programme, registration and more information, visit:

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