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Leuven Mindgate Creativity

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.

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Proud members of Leuven MindGate Creativity

B·U·T
Frascati Symphonic
Bonka Circus
Sylvester Productions
Haystack
WeWatt
EASI
Nieveranst
shiftN
Storyrunner
Comate
U-Sentric
RAAK
Statik
Kunstmaan
Cronos Group
Duck Academy
BUUR
Skladanowsky
De Hoorn
De Chinezen
Materialise
ar-te
Engage4
Museum M
Fugzia
Start it @kbc
UC Leuven-Limburg
KU Leuven – University of Leuven
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Leuven offers an interesting ecosystem for startups and growing companies in the creative industries, with a focus on communication, new media, music and audiovisual companies. The rise of this bottom-up cluster is due to the relatively recent decision (10-15 years) of a few pioneering entrepreneurs to settle in the area around the Vaartkom.

But equally important is the rather impressive – and recent - cultural infrastructure, like Museum M, Depot, OPEK or  STUK.  This created  a positive dynamic and growth for the overall economy in Leuven, since creative and knowledge companies attach great importance to a lively, bustling city.

Nowadays, the creative cluster in Leuven stands out internationally, due to innovative marketing campaigns and television productions. Productions from Hotel Hungaria (Dagelijkse Kost, Groenland, ...) Bonka Circus (Iedereen Duivel) or De Chinezen (Iedereen Beroemd, Ten Oorlog ...) led to an entirely new approach to human interest. 

Indeed, Leuven’s creativity got noticed beyond Belgium’s borders,  with numerous international awards at the festivals of Cannes and Montreux.  Eg: Boondoggle’s ‘The Devil Challenges (Belgian Football Association) or Make Lemonade’s ‘Nordic Week (Canvas)’. Meanwhile, Selah Sue’s and Milow’s music meets unprecedented international commercial and critical success. 

Larger companies in this cluster are Boondoggle, Bonka Circus, BUUR, Hotel Hungaria, De Chinezen, Make Lemonade, Absoluut and Nelson Inspires ...

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Materialise named 'Trends Gazelle' in recognition for its rapid growth

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National Bank of Belgium in Leuven to present annual report and visit Leuven MindGate

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Comate's Wouter Foulon crowned as 'Vlaams Brabantse Jonge Ondernemer 2017'

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Leuven MindGate Events Themasessie 'Chatbots & Robots: de nieuwe buzzwords in 2017'

Chatbots en robots zijn belangrijke onderzoeksdomeinen binnen de artificiële intelligentie. Chatbots zijn geprogrammeerd om autonoom een ...

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Leuven MindGate Events Themasessie i.s.m. B2A ' “Influencers” Wie zijn ze? Waar vind je hen? En hoe ontsteken zij de vlam?'

“Influencer marketing is als een lucifer in een open haard. Je krijgt de haard niet aan zonder. Maar zodra de haard brandt, zie je de lucifer ...

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Leuven MindGate Events Workshop 'Schrijf effectieve en krachtige (Engelse) documenten'

Hoe schrijf je een rapport dat effect heeft? Een succesvolle offerte? Een white paper die je product of dienst doet scoren? Een persbericht dat hoge ...

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