Innovation and creativity are indispensable within the public, private and community spheres. Leuven MindGate fosters relationships with highly skilled, creative thinkers and doers and provides support by facilitating their ideas, projects and businesses.

Space for creativity in Leuven

More than ever, Leuven is brimming with creative and artistic activity and has the potential to become a cultural and creative city with international appeal. Driven by Leuven MindGate Creativity, creative entrepreneurs and cultural players form a strong community. 

Next to great infrastructure for performing arts and heritage, Leuven also houses creative talent and showcase companies such as Hotel Hungaria, De Chinezen, Boondoggle and numerous renowned architectural firms.

The past few years, attention for young and creative entrepreneurship has grown. Students' incubator LCIE was founded, Startit@KBC came to Leuven and Leuven MindGate Starters was born. 

The Vaartkom, Leuven's creative lung

Vaartopia is an exceptional city project. It offers more physical space for creative and cultural entrepreneurs and companies in and around the Vaartkom. By allowing a cluster of buildings and public space to grow out to be a creative lung in the city, Leuven MindGate's Creativity forefront will also have a clear epicentre from where it can inspire the entire sector.

Vaartopia started thanks to a number of running and realised projects. Next to several art houses, De Hoorn's creative hub, Cas-Co's pop-up ateliers, houseboats, production companies and so on, the Molens van Orshoven and surroundings will offer space for manufacturing companies and creative incubators.

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