The imec-SMIT-VUB research group was founded in 1990 and conducts fundamental, applied and contractual research on IT, media and policy.
Our focus is on research related to innovation, policy and socio-economical challenges. To this aim, imec-SMIT-VUB conducts user research, policy research and business analysis, making use of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The research group consists of 2 research programs (‘Media & Society’ and ‘Data & Society’). Within the Data & Society program, the ‘Digital Health and Work’ unit focuses on digital and user-centric solutions for healthy living, manufacturing and work.

Why they joined the co.building ecosystem?

imec-SMIT is happy to be involved as knowledge partner to the co.building programme, because of our commitment to user-centric research and innovation for improving the quality of life and work in the digital economy. We look forward to the open innovation model of co.building, with fruitful interactions between corporates, start-ups and academics.