About Leuven MindGate

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 the perfect breeding ground for companies, entrepreneurs, investors and talent. Simply put, an amazing place to study, work and live.

How Leuven MindGate works

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 a thriving economy in development and jobs.

Government invests in education to create a knowledgeable workforce, they invest in infrastructure to create an ideal entrepreneurial climate. The government looks to simplify 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.

Our goals

When Leuven MindGate was created, two clear goals were determined for the benefit of the entire 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 and trade fairs, constantly aiming to profile Leuven MindGate as a worldwide leader when it comes to health, high-tech and creativity.

To strengthen the region’s eco(n)system for the benefit of local companies

Leuven MindGate stimulates cross-pollination between these sectors by letting them interact, cooperate and co-create. This creates a unique ecosystem and a perfect breeding ground for companies, entrepreneurs, investors and international talent.

How we make a difference

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 together

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Activities and events

Leuven MindGate organizes 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 for our partners, by our partners.

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