Get ready for our next call

Your next chance to apply: May 2023


Get ready for your application

Join us for an info session

Get all ins and outs about our program and find out what we can do to accelerate your tech startup! Register now for our upcoming info session webinar on Tuesday May 9th at 11AM

Can’t join us live? Register anyways and we will send you the on-demand recording to view at your own convenience.

You can also request a one-on one talk with us, to discuss certain topics related to your startup or if some questions remain unanswered. 


Meet us in person

Following our info session, you can also meet us live to ask any unanswered questions about your application or simply to get to know us a bit better. That's why we're organizing in-person open office hours at the following locations:

  • Kortrijk @ Hangar K (Wed May 10 from 2-5PM)
  • Ghent @ Krookcafé (Thu May 11 from 2-5PM)​
  • Antwerp @ Dunden (Thu May 11 from 2-5PM)​
  • Hasselt @ Corda Campus (Fri May 12 from 2-5PM)
  • Brussels @ BeCentral (Mon May 22 from 2-5PM)​
  • Liège @ La Grand Poste (Tue May 23 from 2-5PM)​
  • Leuven @ De Hoorn (Thu May 25 from 2-5PM)​

No need to book an appointment, just come by and say hi! Don't forget to register for our upcoming info session webinar first, so we can focus on you and your startup instead.

If you can't make it in person, you can still always schedule a call with us.

Who are we looking for?

Is your startup a good fit? Do the checklist below to find out if you're imec.istart ready.

When can you join our program?

Every year we launch 3 competitive calls with deadlines on the following dates:

Our selection process

Once you've submitted your application, the selection process goes like this. For our Summer 2023 call, these will be the important dates to note in your agenda.