Earlier this week, a delegation of the Leuven MindGate region attended the High Level Forum in Lund, Sweden. The High Level Forum is an annual international gathering of the most innovative ecosystems worldwide.
A Leuven MindGate delegation, led by mayor Mohamed Ridouani, attended the High Level Forum. Mayor Ridouani was accompanied by other people from the city, KU Leuven, imec and Leuven MindGate. The meeting was hosted this year by Ideon Science Park in Lund, Sweden.
fltr: Johan Merlevede (Leuven MindGate) - Han Vloeberghs, Geertrui Vanloo, Patricia Schoolmeesters (city of Leuven) - Bart De Moor (KU Leuven) - Mayor Mohamed Ridouani - Gilbert Declerck (imec/Leuven MindGate)
Leuven MindGate is a member of the High Level Forum since 2017 and is the only Belgian ecosystem represented. The gathering is a unique opportunity to meet and to learn from top people from the triple helix (companies, government and knowledge institutes) of the leading innovation hubs in the world.
Johan Merlevede, managing director of Leuven MindGate was very pleased about the contacts he made in Sweden: "Many attendees were highly interested to attend the and& festival, which will be held in May in Leuven. We’ll certainly follow-up on the contacts with Lund ecosystem, it's only 4 hours away from Leuven and in many ways very comparable with the goals of Leuven MindGate. Expect the launch of the “triple L” program: 'Leuven Loves Lund/Lund Loves Leuven'," Johan added.