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Liedekerke is proud to announce its partnership with imec.istart, imecs business incubation program for start-ups

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18/05/2017
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IMEC is a Leuven-based R&D tech company that develops digital technology – smart health, smart mobility, smart energy, smart cities, and so on. Imec.istart is IMEC’s Business Incubation Program set up to support tech start-ups with coaching, facilities and funding. The program has an excellent reputation in the market (recognized in 2015 by UBI Global as one of the world’s best University Business Accelerator) and an impressive success rate in comparison with other incubator programs. The Flemish government has recently increased IMEC’s subsidy from 79 million to 108 million euros.

Through its partnership, Liedekerke offers legal advice during four annual workshops and one-on-one sessions. Liedekerke becomes one of imec.istart’s structural partners, offering legal advice in a broad selection of areas, most notably in commercial law, IP/IT contracts and data protection, employment, tax, and issues in relation to the internationalisation of the start-ups.

Christel Van den Eynden, Corporate Partner at Liedekerke, coordinates the Partnership: “We believe that start-ups will have a considerable economic impact in Flanders in the years to come, so it is exciting for us to be a part of this future through our partnership with start-up incubator IMEC. We are truly impressed by IMEC’s selective process and by the quality of the start-ups they coach each year. We are looking forward to working with them!”