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Only a week in office, managing director John Baekelmans of imec at Holst Centre, says he is “blown away by the innovations we are working on here at imec. At Holst Centre on the High Tech Campus Eindhoven, we are truly focused on creating the future; answering global societal challenges in healthcare, lifestyle and sustainability by embracing the Internet of Things.”

John_leisure_smallIn a personal blogpost, Baekelmans mentions a couple of the innovations that his research institute has brought to market recently. The WiFi HaLow Radio solution for example, or the new version of a health patch: both examples of these societal challenges Holst/imec is trying to solve.

“As our innovations are maturing, we will continue to validate them in real life applications. Both in healthcare, collaborating with clinical experts, and in other solution areas for a safer, more energy efficient and more comfortable way of life. We will also continue to drive economic impact by planting new seeds and exploring new fields as they emerge.  Our main goal is to help drive the digital transformation. Combined with mostly new business models and go-to-market strategies, they will transform the way people live their lives and manage their health. For me, it is very exciting to be at the forefront of that revolution, actually actively shaping it.”

Baekelmans promises to share his views via new blogposts regularly. Read the whole blogpost here.