Leuven MindGate is one of the world's prime regions for health, high-tech and creativity. A region with a unique ecosystem of companies cooperating with knowledge institutions and the government, creating a perfect breeding ground for companies, entrepreneurs, investors and talent. Simply put, a great place to study, work and live.
Leuven MindGate (with capital ‘G’) was founded in 2016 when 29 leading knowledge institutions, companies and the city of Leuven joined forces. These three parties represent the Leuven ecosystem in a so-called Triple Helix model.
Companies Cooperate with the government and knowledge institutions and create economic development, growth and jobs.
Government Invests in education to create a knowledgeable workforce, in infrastructure to create an ideal entrepreneurial climate and simplifies laws so local business can grow.
Knowledge institutions Develop talent and knowledge for the future and encourage innovation through cooperation and the creation of spin-off companies.
When Leuven MindGate was created, two clear goals were determined for the benefit of the whole region of Leuven.
Position the Leuven region internationally as a top destination in Health, High-Tech and Creativity
Leuven MindGate participates in national and international projects, missions, trade fairs and constantly aims to make Leuven MindGate worldwide top of mind when it comes to health, high-tech and creativity.
Strengthen the region's eco(n)system for the benefit of local companies
Leuven MindGate improves cross-pollination between these sectors by letting them interact, cooperate and co-create. This creates a unique ecosystem and perfect breeding ground for companies, entrepreneurs, investors and international talent.
Leuven MindGate consolidates our region’s position by improving the interdisciplinary relations between these sectors. Cross-pollination in our region creates a unique ecosystem, a perfect breeding ground for companies, entrepreneurs, investors and international talent.
Leuven MindGate aims to put the Leuven region on the map through participation in local, national and international projects in which companies, knowledge institutions and the government work closely togetherMore projects
Leuven MindGate organises events that revolve around sharing knowledge, experiences and best practices.
Bringing the region's representatives together through events strengthens the ecosystem and provides matchmaking and networking opportunities by our partners, for our partners.View all our activities
Within Leuven MindGate, a total of six taskforces have been created, each with its own scope and goals. Every taskforce contains representatives from our members and are active in health, high-tech or creative companies, knowledge institutions or governmental institutions.