November 18, 2014: The journey towards smart and market-ready solutions in health

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About the event

In the framework of the GENEESS project, DSP Valley and COHESI organize a seminar titled “The journey towards smart and market-ready solutions in health” on Tuesday November 18, 2014 at imec. Many smart health applications will never enter the market for a number of reasons. Often the problem finds its origin in an unsuitable business model. Therefore more attention must be paid on this topic. In this seminar four interesting stories will be presented, covering different aspects of smart microsystems in the health domain, with not only a focus on technology but also on how they found their way into the health market.

 

Program

13:30 WELCOME COFFEE
14:00 Overview of the GENEESS project
Frederik Horemans, Project Coordinator GENEESS, DSP Valley
14:10 Overview of the COHESI initiative
Christophe Bruynseraede, Innovation Program Manager, imec
14:20 From academic medical research technology to market-ready products
Freek Boesten, Business Development, Maastricht Instruments
14:50 MoCa: Indoor Localisation without Beacons
Brant Poels, Sales Manager Belgium, Xetal
15:20 COFFEE BREAK
16:00 The IntelliCap®system: world’s smartest digital pill for a revolution in healthcare
Klaas Kerkhof, Director Industrialization and Manufacturing, Medimetrics
16:30 Sapiens, Deep Brain Stimulation Innovation
Michel Decré, CTO & Founder, Sapiens / Medtronic Eindhoven Design Center 
17:00 NETWORKING DRINK

 

Venue

The event will take place at imec, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven.
A route description can be found on: http://goo.gl/DpIAUJ.

 

Registration

Registration fees (excl. VAT):

Regular € 100
Regular – Early bird (until November 4, 2014) € 80
DSP Valley members € 0
COHESI members € 0

 

Please fill out the form below to register for the event (deadline: November 13, 2014).

Registrations can be cancelled until November 13, 2014. After this date the complete registration fee will be charged. Please send an email to cohesi@imec.be to cancel your registration.

 

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October 28, 2014: COHESI ON TOUR @ CMST

About the event

Electronics is escaping its traditional confinement to flat rigid boards. Flexible electronics has become mainstream, but there is more on the horizon: research on stretchable and ultra-thin systems that can be embedded unobtrusively in randomly shaped plastic or composite objects, textiles etc. has reached maturity and is ready to enable major technological revolutions such as the internet of things. The UGent-imec lab CMST is one of the key labs worldwide in this domain, and during this event a comprehensive overview will be given of the different technology platforms CMST is developing. Both mature and novel early-stage research results will be presented.

After the plenary introduction you will have the opportunity to visit a number of booths with live demos of several of the technology platforms developed at CMST, including the stretchable and one-time deformable electronics platform, the ultra-thin chip packaging technology, the polymer photonics sensor and interconnection platform and the work on smart contact lenses and smart power. There will be ample time for discussion with specialists at every booth.

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Research at the micro and even nano-level requires an ultra-clean environment. CMST runs as part of its infrastructure a state-of-the-art 700+ m² cleanroom with several advanced micro-manufacturing tools such as a micro-injection moulding tool, a femto-second laser station, a laser-direct-imaging system, several thin film deposition and patterning tools etc. A guided tour around the cleanroom is also on the agenda.

Discover the state-of-the-art, discuss with specialists in the field and find out what these technologies can mean for your products.

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Program

18:00 WELCOME DRINK WITH SANDWICHES
18:30 CMST: your gateway to disruptive innovation in electronic system integration and design
Frederik Leys, Research Valorisation Manager, UGent
19:00 DEMOS AND CLEANROOM VISIT

  • Stretchable and one-time deformable electronics platform
  • Ultra-thin chip packaging technology
  • Polymer photonics sensor and interconnection platform
  • Smart contact lenses
  • Smart power
  • Cleanroom (micro-injection moulding tool, femto-second laser station, laser-direct-imaging system, thin film deposition and patterning tools)
20:15 NETWORKING DRINK
21:00 END

 

Venue

The event will take place at CMST, Technologiepark 914A, 9052 Gent-Zwijnaarde.
A route description can be found on: http://www.cmst.be/intro/reach.html.

 

Registration

Registration fees (excl. VAT):

Regular € 60
Regular – Early bird (until October 17, 2014) € 48
COHESI members € 0

 

Please fill out the form below to register for the event (deadline: October 23, 2014).

Registrations can be cancelled until October 23, 2014. After this date the complete registration fee will be charged. Please send an email to cohesi@imec.be to cancel your registration.

 

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November 28, 2013: Innovative Electronics for Food and Related Industries

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About the event

Processing, packaging, storage and logistics of food products require high quality standards. To meet these requirements innovative technologies have to be developed that support both accurate and fast monitoring of food product quality. Electronics offer unprecedented opportunities to integrate food quality testing in processing lines, food packaging and storage facilities, rather than relying on specialized labs. In this seminar we will present novel technologies that are still under development at universities and research centers, as well as innovative products that are already available on the market.

 

Program

13:15 WELCOME COFFEE
13:45 Overview of the COHESI and Sensors for Food initiatives
Jan Potemans, Innovation Program Manager, imec
Christophe Bruynseraede, Innovation Program Manager, imec
Steven Van Campenhout, Scientific Advisor, Flanders’ FOOD
14:00 Hyperspectral cameras: driving the revolution of machine vision & food applications
Jerome Baron, Product Marketing Manager, imec
14:20 Inspection and engineering of food (micro)structure based on X-ray computed tomography
Pieter Verboven, Research & Technology Transfer Leader, KU Leuven – MeBioS
14:40 LED spectral imaging
Jens Michael Carstensen, CTO, Professor, Videometer A/S
15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 Contact-free monitoring of food processes in the millimeter wave range
Johan Stiens, Professor, VUB – ETRO
15:50 The Foodtexture Puff Device:  fast and non contact rheology of semi-solid materials
Bart De Ketelaere, Research Manager, KU Leuven – MeBioS
16:10 Specialized solutions for online moisture measurements
Mirande Wolvekamp, Technical Advisor, ACO Automation Components
16:30 COFFEE BREAK
17:00 Smart devices for food packaging
Marc Koetse, Project leader and Systems Engineer, Holst Centre / TNO
17:20 Multi-sensor technology for inline seal integrity inspection
Denis Vanderstraeten, Research Director, Engilico
17:40 Innovative wireless technologies improve food safety and quality 
Bart Meekers, Co-founder and CEO, RMONI Wireless
18:00 Closing & project calls
Kris Van de Voorde, Innovation Program Manager, imec
18:10 NETWORKING DRINK

 

Demo booths

The following technologies will be demonstrated during the breaks:

  • Videometer by Inventech Benelux
  • Millimeter wave sensing by VUB – ETRO
  • Foodtexture Puff Device by KU Leuven – MeBioS
  • Moisture sensor by ACO Automation Components
  • Sensor2web by RMONI Wireless

 

Venue

The event will take place at imec, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven.
A route description can be found on: http://goo.gl/DpIAUJ.

 

Registration

Registration fees (excl. VAT):

Regular € 100
Regular – Early bird (until November 7, 2013) € 80
COHESI members € 0
Sensors for Food members € 0
Flanders’FOOD members € 60
Flanders’FOOD members – Early bird (until November 7, 2013) € 48

 

Please fill out the form below to register for the event (deadline: November 21, 2013).

Registrations can be cancelled until November 21, 2013. After this date the complete registration fee will be charged. Please send an email to cohesi@imec.be to cancel your

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June 13, 2013: From Electronic Building Blocks to Innovative Microsystems

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About the event

Smart microsystems are highly miniaturized electronic devices that are able to sense and interact with their environment. They consist of sensors, processing units to interpret signals and take decisions, actuators, potentially a wireless transceiver, and a battery or energy harvester powering the device – all integrated in one tiny package. Examples are a cochlear implant, a lab-on-chip, a tire pressure monitoring system, an ECG patch … In our Sensors of the Future Symposium (November 28, 2012) we offered an overview of sensors that are either in a very mature research phase or recently introduced in the market. Our aim was to show WHAT is possible with state-of-the-art technology. With this event we want to show you HOW electronic building blocks can be integrated to become innovative microsystems. We explain the different steps that are needed in the development process and elaborate on the challenges encountered with the design and manufacturing of a new chip, the integration of off-the-shelf components, packaging, simulations and testing. We also present you mature platforms that can be further customized for your application.

 

Target audience

Everyone involved in the design and manufacturing of innovative electronic systems: R&D managers, product development engineers, system architects, analog and digital designers, packaging engineers, PCB designers,  simulation engineers, test engineers, system integrators, manufacturing engineers, quality control engineers, researchers.

 

Program

13:30 WELCOME COFFEE
13:45 Overview of the COHESI initiative
Christophe Bruynseraede, Jan Potemans, imec
14:00 Chip development revealed: from a system concept to a successful production launch
Roger Diels, ICRealisations
14:20 ICsense: custom ASIC development, from idea to final product
Jeroen Van Ham, ICsense
14:40 Innovative assembly of commercial off-the-shelf components
Michel Saint-Mard, Graham Biddulph, TAIPRO Engineering
15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 Chip-Package Interaction
Bart Vandevelde, imec
15:50 Multi-physic and multi-level modeling and simulation approaches for microsystems in their application
Jan Bienstman, imec
16:10 Design for testing – beware of your signal integrity
Sven De Coster, C.N. Rood
16:30 COFFEE BREAK
17:00 Advanced & Integrated packaging solutions: prototyping using ultra-thin chips and large-area conformable technology
Tom Sterken, Frederick Bossuyt, imec / UGent
17:20 Autonomous Micro-platform for Multi-sensors integration and wireless monitoring
Philippe Laurent, University of Liege
17:40 A general purpose comfortable platform for dedicated body sensor nodes
Hans De Clercq, KU Leuven
18:00 NETWORKING DRINK

 

Venue

The event will take place at imec, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven.
A route description can be found on: http://goo.gl/gWH3B

 

Registration

Registration fees (excl. VAT):

Regular € 90
Early bird (until May 31, 2013) € 72
COHESI members € 0

 

Please fill out the form below to register for the event (deadline: June 7, 2013).

Registrations can be cancelled until June 7. After this date the complete registration fee will be charged. Please send an email to cohesi@imec.be to cancel your registration.

November 28, 2012: See, Feel, Smell … Sensors of the Future symposium 2012

About the event

There is a trend towards smart electronic systems that interact with their surroundings. Sensors form the cornerstone of these systems, enabling them to see, feel or smell what is going on. A lot of technology breakthroughs are realized in this field. With this event we offer you the opportunity to discover the latest evolutions and meet sensor experts from leading universities, knowledge centers and companies.  Moreover, during the breaks, you will be able to witness real-life demos of state-of-the-art sensor technology. We are convinced that this event will trigger new ideas to revolutionize your products or processes. Let us innovate together!

 

Target audience

Everyone involved in research, development and integration of sensor technology (R&D managers, product development engineers, product managers, process control and automation engineers, quality controllers, researchers)

 

Program

09:30 REGISTRATION
10:00 Welcome
Rudi Cartuyvels, Senior Vice-President, imec
10:10 Overview of the COHESI initiative
Christophe Bruynseraede, Innovation Program Manager, imec
Jan Potemans, Innovation Program Manager, imec
Part I – SEE
10:20 Specialty imagers
Kiki Minoglou, Senior Researcher, imec
10:40 Hyperspectral vision systems
Klaas Tack, Senior Researcher, imec
11:00 Cooled and uncooled focal planes and cameras for infrared imaging and spectroscopy
Jan Vermeiren, Technical Business Development Manager, Xenics
11:20 Unique gloss/color detection and thermal vision system
Stefan Erpels, Technical Advisor, Sensor Partners
11:40 Magnetic field camera for fast and high resolution magnet inspection
Koen Vervaeke, Founder & Managing Director, MagCam
12:00 LUNCH
Part II – FEEL
13:00 Ultra-thin flexible optoelectronics based shear sensor
Jeroen Missinne, Senior Researcher, Universiteit Gent – imec
13:20 Draw Tower Gratings for various sensing applications
Johan Vlekken, Chief Technology Officer, FBGS International
13:40 Temperature independent optical fiber pressure sensor
Thomas Geernaert, Senior Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
14:00 High temperature optical pressure sensing integrated on a fiber
Grim Keulemans, Researcher, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
14:20 Paving the way towards ultra-compact fiber sensing systems
Bram Van Hoe, Researcher, Universiteit Gent – imec
14:40 Composites and Sensing, feels like a perfect match
Eli Voet, Managing Associate, Com&Sens
15:00 System integration for pressure sensors
Appo van der Wiel, MEMS & WLP process manager, Melexis
15:20 COFFEE BREAK
Part III – SMELL
16:00 Electrochemical pH and chloride sensor for dehydration monitoring
Hila Einati, Senior Researcher, Holst Centre – imec
16:20 Electrochemical ethylene sensor for fruit quality monitoring
Marcel Zevenbergen, Senior Researcher, Holst Centre – imec 
16:40 Optical gas sensor for selective detection of ammonia and other compounds
Nebiyu Yebo, Researcher, Universiteit Gent
17:00 Smart sensor technologies for cold chain quality monitoring
Romano Hoofman, Senior Scientist / Project Leader, NXP Semiconductors
17:20 Fluorescence-based optochemical sensor on flexible foils
Sandeep Kalathimekkad, Researcher, Universiteit Gent – imec
17:40 Miniaturized electronic nose
Devrez Karabacak, Senior Researcher, Holst Centre – imec
18:00 NETWORKING DRINK

 

Venue

The event will take place at imec, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven.
A route description can be found on: http://goo.gl/gWH3B

 

Registration

You can register for the complete event or select the part(s) that are of interest to you. Registration fees (excl. VAT):

Regular Early bird
Complete event €150 €120
Part I – SEE (includes lunch) €60 €48
Part II – FEEL (includes coffee break) €60 €48
Part III – SMELL (includes networking drink) €60 €48

 

Early bird discount of 20% until November 9, 2012.

COHESI Community members can attend the event free of charge.
You need to register by email on training@imec.be (deadline November 21, 2012).

May 16, 2012: Biomedical applications of smart microsystems

About the event

We asked our experts to offer you a visionary talk on the future of microsystems, with a focus on biomedical applications. We are confident that this event will offer you a fascinating overview of where photonics, microfluidics and MEMS technology are heading in the years to come. Do not miss the opportunity to get a comprehensive glimpse into our microsystem future, condensed in one single afternoon!

 

Program

13:00 REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE
13:30 Status of the COHESI community
Christophe Bruynseraede, Innovation Program Manager, imec
Jan Potemans, Innovation Program Manager, imec
13:45 Microfluidic bioreactors: technologies and potential applications for cell culturing
Jan Vanfleteren, Professor, UGent
14:15 Silicon photonics: multiplexed optical sensing on chip
Danae Delbeke, Business Development Manager, UGent
14:45 HELICOM: developing a heterogeneous, 3D microsystems platform for real 3D multidisciplinary device fabrication
Bob Puers, Professor, KU Leuven
15:15 COFFEE BREAK
16:00 Photonically enhanced polymer labs-on-a-chip for biomedical applications
Heidi Ottevaere, Professor, VUB
16:30 Company case – development of biomedical microsystems
Bram De Muer, CEO, ICsense
17:00 Microsystems in every car – Microsystems in every smartphone ! How and when microsystems in every human being?
Chris Van Hoof, Director Heterogeneous Integrated Microsystems, imec
17:30 CLOSING & NETWORKING
Drinks and sandwiches

 

Venue

The event will take place at imec, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven.
A route description can be found on: http://goo.gl/gWH3B

 

Registration

Participation is free for members of the COHESI Community, but registration is mandatory.
Please confirm your attendance by email to cohesi@imec.be.

 

November 24, 2011: COHESI workshop 4

Program

13:00 REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE
13:30 Status of the COHESI community
Christophe Bruynseraede, COHESI coordinator
13:45 Reliability of Microsystems
Ingrid De Wolf, group leader Reliability and Modeling, imec
14:15 Do you trust your measurements? Influence of Signal Integrity and Signal Fidelity on your electronic designs
Sven De Coster, Sales Engineer, C.N. Rood
14:45 Case: Microsystem Development with an industrial partner
Bob Puers, Full Professor, K.U. Leuven
15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:45 Microsys lab : R&D in the field of Microsystem and Packaging Technology
Fabrice Axisa, Microsys lab responsible, ULg
16:15 Design of reliable metallization structures for solder flip chip bumps
Appo van der Wiel, Senior Development Engineer, Melexis
Bart Van de Velde, team leader Package Level Reliability, imec
16:45 Reliability and Electronics: Partners in Technology
Davy Pissoort, head of the Flanders’ Mechatronics Engineering Center, KHBO
17:15 Update on funding opportunities for microsystems oriented projects
Christophe Bruynseraede, Innovation Program Manager Flanders, imec
17:30 CLOSING & NETWORKING
Drinks and sandwiches

 

Venue

The event will take place at imec, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven. A route description can be found on: http://goo.gl/gWH3B

 

Registration

Participation is free for members of the COHESI Community, but registration is mandatory.
Please confirm your attendance by email to cohesi@imec.be.

May 18, 2011: COHESI workshop 3

Program

13:00 REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE
13:30 Status of the COHESI community
Frederik Leys, Innovation Program Manager Flanders, imec
13:45 Polymer Microsystems @ CMST
André Van Calster, Full Professor, UGent
14:15 The road to a customer-specific CMOS image sensor
Lou Hermans, Vice President Sales&Marketing, CMOSIS
14:45 Funding opportunities for microsystems oriented projects
Christophe Bruynseraede, Innovation Program Manager Flanders, imec
15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:45 The manufacturing and integration of advanced image sensors
Piet De Moor, Group Leader Heterogeneous System Integration, imec
16:15 Microsystems and precision engineering: two perspectives on a common world
Dominiek Reynaerts, Full Professor, K.U. Leuven
16:50 CLOSING & NETWORKING
Drinks and sandwiches

 

Venue

The event will take place at imec, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven. A route description can be found on: http://goo.gl/gWH3B

 

Registration

Participation is free for members of the COHESI Community, but registration is mandatory. Please confirm your attendance by email to cohesi@imec.be.

March 30, 2011: imec technologie: mogelijkheden voor de KMO

Over het event

Deze Voka-ontmoeting gaat over de mogelijkheden en kansen van microsystemen voor uw bedrijf. Tijdens de speeddate, verdeeld in thematische zones, ontmoet u ondernemers met gelijke interesses.

Microsystemen bieden geweldige kansen voor productinnovatie. Denk bijvoorbeeld aan banddruksensoren, picoprojectoren in smart phones, bewegingssensoren die airbags aansturen, implanteerbare biosensoren, optische chips die elektronische informatie in lichtsignalen omzetten …. Door de vele mogelijke niche-applicaties biedt dit domein ook voor KMO’s interessante instapmogelijkheden.

In Vlaanderen gebeurt baanbrekend onderzoek naar de technologie voor microsystemen. Op basis daarvan hebben imec en de Vlaamse universiteiten samen een aantal diensten ontwikkeld. Die hebben als bedoeling om Vlaamse bedrijven te helpen om de resultaten van dit onderzoek in hun producten in te bouwen.

Tijdens de Voka-ontmoeting bij Alcatel-Lucent verneemt u meer over de mogelijkheden en kansen voor uw bedrijf. U komt er ook in contact met andere ondernemers die mogelijkheden zien in innovatieve microsystemen. En tijdens de speeddate, verdeeld in thematische zones, ontmoet u ondernemers met gelijke interesses en imec-professionals.

 

Programma

17:30 REGISTRATIE
18:00 Mogelijkheden van microsystemen en toegankelijkheid voor KMO’s
Chris Van Hoof, imec
18:30 Silicon Photonics and Caliopa
Martin De Prycker, Caliopa
19:00 Ontwerp en ontwikkeling van IC’s voor microsystemen
Bram De Muer, ICsense
19:30 NETWORKING

 

Venue

The event will take place at Alcatel-Lucent, Copernicuslaan 50, 2018 Antwerpen.

January 20, 2011: MEMS: state-of-the-art & application domains in Flanders

About the event

Ever wondered how a Wii senses motion and orientation? How modern-day cameras cancel out small vibrations and movements? How pico-projectors in smartphones work? How miniaturized sensors measure the pressure in car tires?
At the basis of all these applications is one generic technology: MEMS or Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems. An incredibly versatile technology that has enabled many of today’s innovative products. A technology that also may empower your company’s future products.
Discover this exciting technology, and the extensive MEMS expertise in Flanders.

The program of the workshop is designed to bring you up to speed on MEMS technology and to show you where to find expertise in Flanders. Our keynote speaker, Henne Van Heere, will present the current state-of-the-art in MEMS. Next, companies such as ICsense, ON Semiconductor, Melexis, Barco and Xenics will talk about their expertise and activities in this field. This includes designing and fabricating MEMS, and building full application systems and supporting electronics. In addition, we now have a Flemish technology platform for processing MEMS directly on top of the driving and read-out electronics. This allows for very compact, fast, and accurate systems. The platform will be presented by the partners in the strategic research project Gemini: imec, KUL and UGent. They will showcase results of three demonstrators fabricated on this platform. Last, you can learn how your company can get on this fast-moving train. There will be an IWT-expert talking about the funding possibilities. And the COHESI innovation platform can support your company in bringing your ideas to reality.

Program

12:00 REGISTRATION & SANDWICH LUNCH
13:00 Welcome & introduction
Ann Witvrouw, Principal Scientist, imec
13:05 MEMS: from hype to an omnipresent technology (introductory key-note presentation)
Henne van Heeren, Owner at enablingMNT
13:30 GEMINI: results and conclusions of a 4-year strategic R&D program on MEMS
Ann Witvrouw, Principal Scientist, imec
13:55 Novel actuator principles for micro-mirror applications (application demonstrator developed within GEMINI, 1/3)
Herbert De Smet, Senior Lecturer, UGent
14:15 High efficiency diffraction gratings (application demonstrator developed within GEMINI, 2/3)
Dries van Thourhout, Full Professor, UGent
14:35 A novel approach to accelerometers (application demonstrator developed within GEMINI, 3/3)
Robert Puers, Full Professor, MICAS, K.U.Leuven
14:55 COFFEE BREAK
15:15 The potential of MEMS/microsystems for the Flemish industry
Francis Deprez, SBO responsible, IWT
15:35 Design of interface ASICs for sensors and MEMS systems
Wim Claes, ICSense
15:50 Fabrication of ASICs for integrated sensor systems
Hocine Ziad, On-Semiconductor
16:05 Fabrication of integrated sensor systems
Appo Van der Wiel, Melexis
16:20 IR sensors
Claus Goessens, Xenics
16:35 MEMS for displays
Peter Janssens, Barco
16:50 CMORE, Europractice and COHESI: overview of MEMS product development services in Flanders
Frederik Leys, imec
17:15 NETWORKINGDrinks & sandwiches

 

Venue

The event will take place at imec, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven. A route description can be found on: http://goo.gl/gWH3B

 

Registration

Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.