PAST EVENTS

Looking Back at ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ Past Events

StartUP WarmUP 2022

MARIE THUMAS | SEP 30TH 2022

WHAT IS STARTUP WARMUP?

It is a Warmup event after summer for startups, investors and young potentials to improve their pitch and network. Each pitcher has 3 minutes to present their ideas and a jury decides which is the best pitcher, startup and concept afterwards. Finally, there is an afternetwork party where Leuven Value Network “brings people together for the better”.

PARTNERS: 

PWC Belgium, Revive, TMC, Broadkastr, Comate, Start it KBC, Racoons, Cronos  Leuven & Leuven MindGate 

StartUP Stories S1E4

STUDIO START | OCT 13TH 2022

WHAT IS STARTUP STORIES? 

Startup Stories is an event featuring innovative speakers to motivate and challenge you through their inspiring stories.

Michiel Vandendriessche and Sam Hendrickx, co-founders of Raccoons Group, also tell us about how they entered the world of technology. 

Linde Stifter tells us the story behind starting TILIA babywearing, a brand of baby carriers based in Leuven. Linde started her career as a midwife before diving into the world of entrepreneurs.

 

Leuven Innovation Awards

IRISH COLLEGE LEUVEN | JUN 11TH 2022

WHAT IS LIA? 

Leuven Innovation Awards was an event, not only for short pitchers by Leuven’s best innovators followed by an award ceremon, but also a delicious walking dinner, networking opportunities and an amazing afterparty.

+20 organisations were nominated in 4 categories: Best Startup Award, Best Scaleup Award, Best Agency Award and Best Non-profit Organisation Award.

PARTNERS: 

UCLL, Leuven MindGate, Cronos Leuven, Raccoons , Comate, Broadkastr, VOKA, Jong VOKA Vlaams-Brabant and Start It @KBC

StartUP Stories S1E3

STUDIO START | MAY 18TH 2022

WHAT IS STARTUP STORIES? 

Startup Stories is an event featuring innovative speakers to motivate and challenge you through their insipiring stories.

Lea Sophie Suhr is the co-founder and trainer at Talen Interlock, a Leuven based company that is a nurturing international talent with customised trainings and integration programs to get them ready to offer their best to the Belgian professional market.

Berten knaepen is the co-founder at MyGamePlan, a platform with actionable visuals out of complex footabll data for professional footabll clubs that don’t have the financial liberty to hure a data science team. 

StartUP Stories S1E2

STUDIO START | APRIL 21ST 2022

WHAT IS STARTUP STORIES? 

Startup Stories is an event featuring innovative speakers to motivate and challenge you through their insipiring stories.

Sebstian Pablo Baes, is the co-founder at EXTRAQT, a Leuven based company that supports society with heating and cooling transition from fosil to renewable energy.

Jan Paesen, is the founder at Beerhive, where they help beer professionals to bring order in the cluttered world of beer flavors, using community generated sensory data; and co-founder at Viva Brews Belgium, a company which combines the best of beer and wine.

Climathon

Maria-Theresia College (MTC) & KU Leuven University Hall | NOV 12TH -13TH 2021

  • WHAT IS HEALTH IN ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ?

  • Climathon is a city-based, global programme that offers a pathway to climate action. It’s a place where we brought different people with various backgrounds to brainstorm innovative ideas to tackle problems together. 100+ people joined and 15 companies.

  • PARTNERS:

Leuven MindGate – Stad Leuven  Cronos Leuven, Leuven 2030,  maakleerplek, easi,  Hogeschool UCLL, UCLL StartMinds, KU Leuven, waterleau,  Materialise, @KIJK KU Leuven KICK, Prins Filip Fonds, EIT Climathon-KIC Climathon, Startit@KBC.

 

Innovation Tasting 2021

MUSEUM M | JUN 7TH 2021

WHAT IS INNOVATION TASTING? 

Leuven Value Network organized the biggest hybrid event to date. With an interactive Triple Helix Panel, innovation pitches & booths and some inspiring words of Leuven’s mayor, we shined a light on Leuven’s brightest innovations.

PARTNERS:

Leuven MindGate, Cronos Leuven, Stad Leuven, Raccoons Group, Acerta & Anheuser-Busch InBev, Innoviris, BNP Paribas Fortis, Start it @KBC, Vlaamse Jonge Ondernemingen vzw (Vlajo), Konsolidate.

Technology in ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ

Technology in ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ | 28th of March 2021

 

  • WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY IN ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ ?

Leuven, a smart city making an impact on the world we live in. At ‘Technology in ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ’ we put the spotlight on what this vibrant city has to offer and discuss the newest technological developments in the world.Relive our Technology in ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ event from March 2019 with this aftermovie.

The strong panel: Cools Kathleen (VRT, Terzake), A. M. (Andy) Zynga, David De Schutter, Deevid De Meyer & Lalynn Wadera.

PARTNERS:

Cronos Leuven, Health House, Formula Electric Belgium, Alberts supported by EIT Food, Kurt.mobi, Group T.

 

Health & Privacy

OH Leuven | MAR 24TH 2022

WHAT IS HEALTH & PRIVACY? 

 

This year the focus was on the impact of smart healthcare innovation on you. Specifically, how smart healthcare can improve our daily lives and how we need to address privacy issues related to healthcare data collection. 

+200 attendees came together with 20 health tech innovation booths and various industry experts to experience how health innovation meets privacy.

PARTNERS: 

Leuven MindGate, Stad Leuven, Oud-Heverlee Leuven, Cronos Leuven, Raccoons

Winter Innovation Market

MAAKLEERPLEK | JAN 29TH 2022

 

  • WHAT IS INNOVATION MARKET?

ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ ’s first event in 2022 Winter Innovation Market ame to life as an answer to the cancelled Christmas markets due to Covid-19. It was a gathering of various startups and scaleups, presenting their best ideas at Maakleerplek. The old industrial heart of the city became the innovative hotspot of the night thanks to all the interesting people and ideas that we brought together through networking workshops featuring 9 different startups and scaleups from Leuven, presented their newest ideas and projects.

PARTNERS:

Leuven MindGate and maakleerplek.

Leuven Innovates 2021

ONLINE | MAR 31ST 2021

  • WHAT IS LEUVEN INNOVATES?

We organized our biggest hybrid event to date. With an interactive Triple Helix Panel, innovation pitches & booths and some inspiring words of Leuven’s mayor, we shined a light on Leuven’s brightest innovations.

First item on the agenda was an opening talk by the mayor of Leuven Mohamed Ridouani, followed by the virtual interactive panel consisting of 3 innovation experts covering the triple helix of academic, industry and government.

PARTNERS:

Leuven MindGate, Stad Leuven, Start it @KBC, and&, Cronos Leuven, Craftworkz and Raccoons

Smart Cities & ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ

STELPLAATS | NOV 28TH 2019

WHAT IS SMART CITIES? 

A Smart City is a city where innovation and data are combined to improve sustainable living, working and studying in an urban environment. +200 atendees came together that day.

EXHIBTIONS: Bolt (green energy) CargoCopter (drone delivery), Coolscape (cooling three), CORE (heatmap), b00t vzw (circular economy), high-five.io (RFID check-ins), Health House (VR).

PARTNERS:

Leuven MindGate, Stad Leuven, Cronos Leuven, KU Leuven KICK, Anheuser-Busch InBev, ING korbeek-lo & RAAK, AFC Leuven vzw, Academics for Development Leuven – AFD, Academics for Technology Leuven – AFT, and& (Onkruid), Apolloon, BNI Leuven Mercator, Ekonomika, EIT Food, Postgraduaat Innoverend Ondernemen voor ingenieurs, Jong Voka Leuven, LBK, Talent Interlock & VTK.

Health in ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ

HEALTH HOUSE - JUN 29TH 2019

  • WHAT IS HEALTH IN ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ?

It was an unique journey through the future of health. TALKS from:

Wim Tambeur – COO of UZ Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg

Frederique Neys – Sports orthopedic physiotherapist

Isabelle Francois (Managing Director Health House)

Johan Merlevede (Managing Director Leuven MindGate) 

PARTNERS:

Leuven MindGate (Johan & Steven); Cronos Leuven & M-ighty (Stefan & Wim); Lcie – KU Leuven (Tine), ING Korbeek-Lo (Evert), Stad Leuven (Patricia) & RAAK Design Studio (Robrecht).

 

Meet Your future Team

PROF. R. VAN OVERSTRAETENPLEIN 2 | JAN 9TH 2019

  • WHAT IS MEET YOUR FUTURE TEAM ?

Always been fascinated by the startup world? Thinking about co-founding or working at a startup? Or maybe just interested to see what innovations are out there? Leuven Value Network is joined forces with Start it to host an unique event.

PARTNERS:

Start it.

Opening event: 2018

OPEK | OCT 26TH 2018

  • WHAT IS THE OPENING EVENT?

  • Leuven Value Network wants to accelerate value creation by inspiring & bringing together the ambitious minds of Leuven. This is the aftermovie of our opening event of 2018: afternetwork! +150 ambitious minds were curiuous about our new concept.

     

  • SPEAKERS: Mohamed Ridouani, Jane, Dries, Bea, Lucas from Lcie – KU Leuven, Thomas from TheLedger & all the Meetup communities;

  • PARTNERS:

  • Leuven MindGate, RAAK Design Studio, Conversation Starter, J&J Drinks, Openbaar Entrepot voor de Kunsten (OPEK).