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The Leuven Innovation Region plays a leading role in the European knowledge economy and has a solid track record in health and life sciences. Leuven’s healthcare and health science are some of the best in the world.

High Tech

Leuven has all the necessary assets for innovative, high-tech entrepreneurship through leading knowledge institutions, company clusters in several science parks and a unique partnership of both investors and institutes for technology transfer.


Innovation and creativity are indispensable within the public, private and community spheres. Leuven has a vibrant cultural and creative scene, flourishing as never before. Creativity and innovation go hand in hand in the region; they challenge each other to reach new heights.

European Capital of Innovation

In the Leuven Innovation Region, we go Leuven & Beyond

The Leuven Innovation Region is a geographical concept, which has no strict boundaries. What we do know, is that Leuven is the geographical epicenter of the region, and that the city is also the catalyst that carries the region economically and internationally.

But in this region, we go further... we are going "Leuven & Beyond. We do not limit ourselves to geographical boundaries, but think outside the box. We innovate not for ourselves, we innovate for the world. Because what sprouts in the Leuven Innovation Region usually goes beyond.

Join the Leuven MindGate network

What's the added value of Leuven MindGate, and how can you be involved?

Leuven MindGate is an organization that facilitates collaboration and innovation within the Leuven Innovation Region. We organize networking events, set up collaboration initiatives and communicate about the strengths of the region.

We welcome all organizations who support our goals to join our network of Health, High Tech and Creativity. You can choose between three memberships and will enjoy numerous benefits.

We connect innovators

Leuven MindGate and its partners frequently organize events to actively strengthen the regional network and stimulate cross-pollination between professionals and organizations. Join us!

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What do you want to do in the Leuven Innovation Region?


Invest in the Leuven Innovation Region

The Leuven Innovation Region offers numerous possibilities for investments, alliances, co-creation, cross-pollination and partnerships. The European Capital of Innovation has never been a better place to invest in than it is now.

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Work in the Leuven Innovation Region

If you want to work in the Leuven Innovation Region, you have a choice of a wide range of sectors and companies. Scroll through the vacancies here!

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The KU Leuven - Agoria Solar Team has triumphed in the World Solar Challenge 2019 in Australia, a race for vehicles running on solar energy only.

Study in the Leuven Innovation Region

Leuven is an awesome place to study. Every year in September, the population of 100,000 inhabitants grows by over 60,000 future bachelors and master's students.

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How can we help?

The Leuven MindGate team is at your disposal for any questions about the Leuven Innovation Region. Do you want to invest, work or study in the region? We can help you find your way.

We also facilitate collaboration and innovation between companies, knowledge institutes and government within the Leuven Innovation Region, and we are happy to guide any of these stakeholders towards innovation.