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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

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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7.500

International students in Leuven

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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