Being innovative & adaptive by nature, IMDC has thrived by projecting the global trends and facing its challenges for about 40 years. By combining its body of knowledge and expertise with creative thinking and state-of-the-art technology, IMDC converts applied research to innovative and site-specific solutions. IMDC not only offers new and innovative solutions to the clients, but also invests in its innovation portfolio to be ready for the challenges of the uncertain future.
From applied research to solutions on the ground
The socio-economic development of the world, which is threatened by anthropogenic climate change, is governed for the most part by three main guidelines: IPCC reports, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction Framework. The intersection of these three guidelines is Water: the core Business of IMDC.
IMDC has identified the following areas of expertise to be crucial to face the challenges of the future and has developed an innovation road map for them:
IMDC is active in multiple Specialist Committees, Innovation Clusters and professional organisations like CEDA, PIANC, ICE, Blue Cluster, IBN-OE & OWI LAB. Several staff members are affiliated to knowledge institutes around the world and multiple MSc, and PhD students are doing their research in IMDC exploring new horizons, and have won awards from Tractebel, CEDA, IAHR and PIANC.
IMDC continuously supports innovation through internal and joint research and innovative commercial projects that are supported by the management as one of the key features of the company strategy.