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.

International House Leuven

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

The city's provision of services in welcoming and support, integration, the International School of Leuven, Leuven MindGate's headquarters and several language institutes will soon call International House Leuven their new home.

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What used to be an abandoned, run-down part of Leuven, is now a hip area booming with creative and artistic activities.

The neighbourhood around the Vaartkom is revealing itself as a vibrant area by the water. In order to strenghten these dynamics and turn this area into a creative hub with international appeal, the Vaartopia project was introduced. 

Vaartopia is Leuven MindGate's response to the need for a create hub with affordable space for the creative sector of the Leuven region.

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Smart City

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

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

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

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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 close international partnerships. 

Leuven MindGate will encourage SMO's active within Life Sciences to develop and implement a successful internationalization strategy by informing and raising the awareness of SMO's concerning business strategies in internationalization. Also juridical and regulatory aspects concerning international product launches will be addressed. Furthermore, the project's focus will aim for internationalization in the EMEA and US region.

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