Jan Adriaensens is director of City of Things at imec. He’s fascinated by the role and impact of technology in and on society.
Jan studied mathematics in Antwerp and philosophy in London. He gained innovation policy experience as a senior researcher at the Flemish Council for Science and Innovation, which he applied, first as an advisor and later as deputy chief of staff to the Flemish minister for Innovation. Jan then went on to work for the research centre iMinds (which merged with imec in 2016), first as director Strategy & Innovation and later as vice-president Policy & Society. After the imec-iMinds merger, he became responsible for the imec City of Things program: an ambitious smart city living lab and technology lab.