Corporate Startup Matchmaking

Are you a corporate hungry for innovation? Do you want to keep re-inventing yourself? Need access to new technology? Discover our different corporate collaboration possibilities and stay ahead of competitors and disruption!

Engage today with imec.istart and tap into the startup ecosystem.


Investment partnership

Looking for opportunities to invest in new high-promising tech startups? 

Imec.istart can help you enrich your screening process. Get involved in imec.istart's deal flow from an early stage and get introduced to startups relevant in your domain of expertise. 
Imec.istart Investment partners are invited to attend both the imec.istart Pitching Days (3x a year) and Investors Days (2x a year), with the ambition to invest in pre-seed tech startups.  Discover more on this Investment partnership in this blogpost.  
★This partnership is intended exclusively for investment funds and VCs.


Startup Scouting & Matchmaking ​

Want to connect with the best (inter)national startups and scale-ups in your domain?

Imec.istart connects corporates with relevant startups for successful cooperations and innovation partnerships. 
Added values:  

  • Imec.istart is managing the entire process for you and with you. We know how to scout & select (inter)national startups and successfully build bridges between corporates & startups.
  • We offer you collaborative innovation by bringing you methodically together with matching startups.  
  • We want to implement successfull startup partnerships with you, saving you time & money, resulting in a true win-win scenario! 

Corporate Program partnership

Looking to dive headfirst into the life of startups & our vibrant startup community?  

Eager to discover early-stage ventures’ capacity for innovation?  
The Corporate Program partnership module grants you front-row seating in our imec.istart ecosystem. This allows you to:  

  • Get access to our startup dealflow 
  • Attend the startup Pitching Days (3x a year)
  • Attend our Investors Days (2x a year)
  • Meet the right imec.istart startups & alumni companies
  • Network with peers at our events
  • Get access to the latest tech industry trends 

Supporting partnership

Building an offer, our startups can’t refuse? 

Imec.istart Supporting partners offer their products or services to imec.istart portfolio companies in the form of discounted deals or special offers. These promotions are displayed through the imec.istart exclusive online ‘marketplace’ and are accessible to all imec.istart portfolio companies.  

Eager to learn more about one of these collaboration possibilities?

Don't hesitate to get in contact!


An example of our Startup Scouting & Matchmaking ​ service

Watch the aftermovie of the MedLim program. A progam set up to accelerate startups that want to bring a new medical device to the global market. It is a program initiative of Medtronics and LIOF in which imec.istart was responsible for the scouting and matchmaking of highly promising startups in their domain.  We also supported setting up a Fast Track Acceleration Program personalized to their specific needs.

Ready to start innovating?

We’re on standby to tell you all about the possibilities you and your company can leverage from working with startups.