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SMIT - Studies on Media, Innovation and Technology The research centre, founded in 1990 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, is part of imec
SMIT specializes in social scientific research on media and ICT, with an emphasis on innovation, policy and socio-economic questions.

SMIT research combines user, policy and business analysis with both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. In order to develop new methodological tools, a continuing dialectic between theory and empirical research is one of the centre’s high-level objectives.