Business and Technical Lead & Smart Education

Imec is the world-leading R&D hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. therefore, imec is well positioned to develop answers to the societal learning & education challenges, and to cater to the global and growing need for technical skills. We develop these solutions through our Smart Education R&D program, strongly linked with our technical training institute,

The Smart Education program focuses on innovative educational technologies: developing technologies that lay the foundation for enhanced learning solutions, is our mission. The smart education program rallies researchers from across imec – including research groups at KU Leuven, VUB and Ghent University. Smart Education is obviously closely linked to, our own training institute. Imec academy shares imecs unique know-how with researchers and companies, both locally and worldwide. The exceptional expertise and visionary speakers turn into a unique concept, bringing top expertise and innovation to the local and international industry and academia. Next to this external outreach, also takes up the critical task of guaranteeing the continuous development of its own researchers to keep pace with the rapidly advancing technology. 

Your mission

You share our ambition of growing imec technical training business into a world-class offering that confirms the imec brand and visibility. At the same time you are eager to accelerate the roadmap of our educational technology R&D activities.


You bring a broad knowledge of imec technologies and a strong drive for learning and education to the table. You combine an academic background with a proven business development track record. You are a strong communicator, and you convincingly manage both internal and external stakeholders. In this role, you will be able to leverage your opportunity driven entrepreneurship, your convincing communication and people skills, your drive for results and your contagious can-do mentality.

Your key responsibilities

  • You define the business and technical strategy to bring to the next level. You will be accountable for setting and meeting our annual business targets, with a focus on local and international growth. Making use of the imec strategic network, you and the team generate leads to local and international business opportunities.
  • You will leverage your collaboration with imecs sales, executive, and research teams to develop future-oriented business models, offerings and roadmaps.
  • You will be supported by the team to design and implement existing and new programs based on the newest science & technology updates and learning tools.
  • You will also accelerate the imec Smart Education roadmap, by exploring and setting up connections between Smart Education research activities and imec technology, and by connecting all stakeholders. You will chair the Smart Education steering committees and facilitate the definition of R&D roadmaps and business opportunities.

What we offer

This role will allow you to quickly expand your internal and external network and visibility and enhance your business skills, whilst staying at the forefront of technology. You will have the opportunity to show direct and strategic impact on future imec activities and business models. Your valuable contribution and commitment are appreciated by means of an attractive and competitive salary with many fringe benefits.
We fully understand that you are intrigued by the opportunity and want to explore how this assignment or role could fit with your future plans. So just come and talk to us.


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