The Leuven MindGate region is a hotspot for technology development and high-tech entrepreneurship. This favorable climate for knowledge-driven entrepreneurship has resulted in a dense network of high-tech companies.
Leuven has all the necessary assets for innovative, high-tech entrepreneurship through leading knowledge institutions, company clusters on several science parks and a unique partnership of both financiers and institutes for technology transfer.
This favorable climate for knowledge-driven entrepreneurship results in several smart specialized clusters. The presence of worldleaders like imec, Materialise and Siemens allows Leuven to excel particularly in nanotechnology, mechatronics, intelligent systems, ICT and cleantech.
Renowned companies such as CommScope, Materialise, Waterleau and Siemens (previously LMS) are just some of the many top players from these sectors. Together these clusters form a tight network of no more than 140 spin-off companies and 300 high-tech companies.