Jan Adriaenssens is director of City of Things at imec. He is fascinated by the role that technology plays in our society and by the impact it has on our lives. Jan studied mathematics in Antwerp and philosophy in London. He previously advised the Flemish government on technology, science and innovation. Later, Jan worked at the iMinds research center (which merged with imec in October 2016). Now, at imec, Jan shapes research programs that look at the role of technology in addressing wicked problems, in areas such as mobility, logistics, urbanism and sustainability.

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