Arenberg Science Park wants to strengthen the high-tech region of Leuven by offering a stimulating environment and a well-developed infrastructure. In this way, the science park want to support technology companies, both startups and (international) R & D-intensive companies wishing to cooperate in the long term around research in the Leuven region. Leuven has a large number of renowned research institutions in an attractive setting, offers a wide range of highly skilled workers and is easily accessible.
This knowledge cluster lies at the Koning Boudewijnlaan linking the E40 and E314 with the city center of Leuven city and lies within walking distance of imec and the university campus Arenberg of the Science & Technology Group. Arenberg Science Park is situated less then fifteen minutes from the national airport Zaventem.
A cross pollination of IT, biotech and mechatronica
The Arenberg Science Park offers next to multifunctional office space and laboratories also support services. The site is 13 hectares and will include in the final stage building four clusters, each offering 25,000 m² of space. Two of these clusters are designed for specialized support and facilities for biotech companies. The other two clusters concentrate on information and communication technology, mechatronics and other high-tech sectors. Several companies, including several spin-offs of the KULeuven have been established in the premises of the science park. Currently, there is already one of the biotech and one of the ICT clusters in use. The second ICT- and mechatronics cluster will soon be built. Proof of the sum developed the master plan for the fourth cluster.
The fourth cluster will house a community building for the entire park (with event spaces, restaurant, etc.), centers for mechatronics, offices, e-health facilities and a parking accomodation. The total construction volume of 34,000 m2 makes the transition between the Koning Boudewijnlaan and the surrounding natural landscape.
Proof of the sum and Arenberg Science Park want to use this master plan to strengthen knowledge sharing, creating networks among entrepreneurs, researchers and education, generating building flexibility and catalysing the surrounding scenic value.