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About the Leuven Innovation Region

The Leuven Innovation Region is a geographical area, which has no strict boundaries. What we do know, is that Leuven is the geographical epicenter of the region, and that the city is also the catalyst that carries the region economically and internationally.

A hub of key innovators in Health, High Tech and Creativity

In the domain of scientific innovation, the Leuven Innovation Region is the home of three world-class institutions: KU Leuven, UZ Leuven and imec. The discoveries and insights of these institutions continuously result in new companies, corporate spin-offs and start-ups, proliferate in Health, High Tech and Creativity.

The favorable climate for knowledge-driven entrepreneurship has resulted in a dense network of innovative companies, who continuously evolve in world leaders in their area of expertise. That's why Leuven is referred to as 'the most intelligent square kilometer'.

Located in the heart of Europe

Located in the center of Belgium and in the heart of Europe, the Leuven Innovation Region is an ideal logistic hub for investors and companies. Only 15 kilometers from Brussels International Airport and 25 kilometers from Brussels, the capital of Europe. The Leuven Innovation Region is also a stone throw's away from France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

Together, we go 'Leuven & Beyond'

What sprouts in the Leuven Innovation Region, usually goes far beyond.

That's why we developed the 'Leuven & Beyond' campaign, which gives the Leuven Innovation Region even greater international resonance. It consists of a complete marketing toolbox that you can use freely in presentations, videos and more.

"We are increasingly included in lists of cities and regions where it's good to work and to live. That is a recognition of the efforts of the entire Leuven Innovation Region."

Jan Paesen, Managing Director of Leuven MindGate

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.

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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!

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The KU Leuven - Agoria Solar Team has triumphed in the World Solar Challenge 2019 in Australia, a race for vehicles running on solar energy only.

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.

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This is an overview of the innovative actions which have international momentum in the Leuven Innovation Region.

ArtiQ joins forces with Clario in strategic acquisition deal to transform respiratory solutions

3 April 2024
Leuven-based leading respiratory AI software company ArtiQ has been acquired by US multinational Clario, a leading healthcare research and…

Leuven models help unlock the dark part of space in the largest European Space Agency mission ever

30 January 2024
The largest mission ever of the European Space Agency ESA should soon - with the help of Leuven models - unlock the dark part of space.…

QbD Chair for Precision Oncology Research in Glioblastoma extended for three years

19 January 2024
The QbD Chair supports the research of Professor Frederik De Smet on glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Behind the…

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.