Projects

Leuven MindGate aims to put the Leuven region on the map. One way how we do this is through participation in local and international projects which benefit the whole region.

Vision text innovation region Leuven

In 2020, Leuven MindGate and VOKA Vlaams Brabant developed a vision text on the future of the Leuven region. This text describes which direction the Leuven region should take towards 2030 on various economic and social levels.

You can view the text here (in Dutch)

International House Leuven

With 157 different nationalities, the Leuven MindGate region has a distinct international character. In order to better accommodate international knowledge talent, a one stop shop was needed. This one stop shop is the International House in Leuven.

The International House Leuven will soon accommodate a plethora of welcoming services, support networks, advice on integration, even the International School of Leuven and our very own Leuven MindGate headquarters will find our space here alongside several language institutions.

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Leuven Value Network

Since 2020, ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ and Leuven MindGate vzw have joined forces to gather the motivated and creative go-getters of Leuven. By combining community, content, celebration and co-creation, ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ wants to bring young professionals together.

Leuven MindGate focuses on deepening the relations between the health, creativity and high-tech professionals in and around Leuven. Both organizations want to use innovation as a lever to make a change in this ever faster developing world.
The partnership between ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ and Leuven MindGate strengthens both organizations in their daily business.

ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ will continue to act as an autonomous cell under the coordination of the organization “Leuven MindGate vzw” and is now supported by a skilled partner with a professional structure. Leuven MindGate will be able to connect young professionals and experienced entrepreneurs even better to put Leuven on the map as an innovative hub.

By uniting the experience and enthusiasm of both organizations, Leuven will once again be put in the spotlight as a great place to work, live, study and meet.

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Smart City

Imagine a mobile application that guides you to a free parking spot or automatically edits your running route to areas with the lowest air pollution, all backed by data gathered through smart technology spread across the city. That's what Smart City is all about.

Numerous Leuven MindGate members are currently cooperating in order to work out advanced ideas around this smart technology.

The Smart City project draws up ideas concerning parking, air quality, shopping and co-creation among students.

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Internationalisation

Leuven MindGate, the province of Flemish Brabant, DSP Valley, the RegMed Community and Flanders Investment & Trade started a collaboration to help Flemish Life Sciences companies establish international partnerships.

Leuven MindGate will encourage SME's specialized in Life Sciences to develop and implement a successful internationalization strategy by informing and raising the awareness of SME's concerning business strategies on internationalization. Also, juridical and regulatory aspects concerning international product launches will be addressed. The project aims to internationalization, particularly in the EMEA and US.