Sustainable economy initiatives in the Leuven Innovation Region
By 2030, Leuven aims to be one of the most livable cities in Europe. By 2050, Leuven has the ambition to become a climate neutral city. These challenges are a joint effort of all societal actors : government, companies, knowledge institutions, citizens and investors.
The city's role in climate policy spans three yards.
- First, the city aims to drastically reduce its own CO₂ emissions. To this end, it will take strong action on energy consumption and increase the share of renewable energy.
- The city of Leuven will also pursue a policy that will enable a climate-neutral society throughout the city. Among other things, the city will focus on climate objectives in its spatial and mobility policy.
- Supporting residents and companies in their efforts for the climate is the third important yardstick. Leuven will help its residents in their behavior and consumption, therefore changing the mindset towards making a climate-friendly choice whenever it is an option.
Companies play an important role on the road to climate neutrality. Therefore, we want to give you an overview of organizations, people, initiatives, … that can support you in integrating sustainability in your company.
The recently launched circular desk in maakleerplek supports entrepreneurs with circular ambitions.
Happonomy is an ecosystem of sustainability driven experts that supports and builds solutions for change makers to drive sustainable economic transformation forward.
In this program KU Leuven helps you find sustainable answers for your business, in order to immediately develop an action plan to lead your business to more positive impact.
Studio D inspires, advises and supports companies and organizations towards sustainable entrepreneurship.
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.