A hub of key innovators
The Leuven Innovation Region lies at the crossroads of Health, High Tech and Creativity. It is a perfect breeding ground for companies, entrepreneurs, investors and talent.
Leuven MindGate is an organization which facilitates collaboration and innovation between all these actors within the Leuven Innovation Region.
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.
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.
Why is Leuven so special?
Since 2020, Leuven can call itself European Capital of Innovation. That makes Leuven, and the entire Leuven Innovation Region, very special.
The prestigious award from the European Commission rewards the city that makes the best use of innovation to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants.
Discover here what it means to be a European Capital of Innovation and how Leuven MindGate was involved.
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.
The Leuven MindGate network is a dense network of innovators.
Member organizations in our focus group
More than two thirds of the members is focused on Health, High Tech and Creativity.
We organize more than 30 events per year, from really big seminars to small, interactive sessions.
News and communication items
Leuven MindGate communicates about the assets of the Leuven Innovation Region. Yearly, we are a megaphone for more than 400 news items.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.