Nokia Bell Labs Antwerp is co-located with one of the main Nokia R&D sites. Its research activities span converged access technologies and cover a broad range of domains, including algorithms, system and hardware platforms, wired (optical, copper, coax) and wireless technologies, network architectures and protocols, IoT software systems optimized for edge cloud computing, and digital media, with a focus on computational perception, AI and future software development technologies.
Today, the three Nokia Bell Labs functions -- CTO, research and consulting, are represented in Antwerp.
Bell Labs researchers in Belgium collaborate with academic and industrial partners in Europe. Close to home, we have a long standing partnership with imec, the world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, and the University of Leuven.
We have several running collaborations in the Flemish-funded ICON and European Horizon 2020 programs and actively contribute to Antwerp’s City of Things initiative, which explores future smart city concepts.
How to get here
Our facility is a one-minute walk from the Antwerp Central railway station, which is easily reachable from many international locations, including Paris and Amsterdam. Lindner WTC Hotel & City Lounge is located 50 meters from our labs.
The Centraal (Antwerp) public underground parking lot is located beneath our offices, at Van Immerseelstraat 2, 2018 Antwerp. International visitors to our Antwerp facility usually fly to Brussels Airport and continue their journey by train. A regular and direct train connection brings you from Brussels Airport to Antwerp Central station in half an hour.
If time permits, we encourage you to take a look around the city. It is renowned for its diamonds, fashion and harbor, and for Flemish artists such as Rubens and Van Dyck. Right next to our offices, you’ll find one of the world's most beautiful train stations, along with one of its oldest zoos. And while you’re in Belgium, don’t forget to enjoy our outstanding cuisine, exquisite chocolates and wide selection of beers.