With its university hospital (UZ Leuven), digital and nanotech research center imec, university KU Leuven, a myriad of tech start-ups and many other R&D players, Leuven is a leading city for innovation and knowledge development. Since September 2020, Leuven can even call itself the European Capital of Innovation, a title presented by the European Commission.
Now, the city of Leuven, KU Leuven and NMBS seek to further strengthen Leuven’s position and ambitions as a knowledge city by establishing a new science park at Leuven Noord. This site covers a two-kilometer, banana-shaped strip of 22 hectares alongside the railroad line. In addition to science and business facilities, it also provides space for green public space, bicycle and pedestrian connections, etc.