Conference 'Instruments for Shaping a Knowledge Region'

9th annual conference of the Technopolicy Network

Leuven.Inc and KU Leuven Research & Development would like to invite you to the 9th annual conference of the Technopolicy Network on 'Instruments for Shaping a Knowledge Region'.

The conference will be held in Leuven and Genk on September 17, 18 and 19, 2012. This edition of the Technopolicy Network conference focuses on the impact of science on interregional and international collaboration.

  • On September 17 you can join the Leuven Innovation Tour, which will guide you through the Leuven knowledge region. Prof. Koenraad Debackere, General Manager KU Leuven will lecture on innovation and the importance of the university for the region. You will visit imec, Option International and Materialise. Network lunch is included.
    At the end of the day the mayors of Leuven, Eindhoven and Waterloo (Canada), joined by entrepreneurs from Leuven (Jan Callewaert, Option International) and Eindhoven will debate on successful regional policies.
  • On September 18 and 19 the conference will continue at C-mine in Genk. Top speakers from around the world will discuss regional innovation and interregional collaboration. You can visit the new innovative Thor Park and network at the Technopolicy conference dinner.

Conference programme and further info

For more information you can check out the Technopolicy website, or download the detailed programme.


As Leuven.Inc or KU Leuven Research & Development contact, you can benefit from a reduced fee (395 euro excl. VAT) for the full programme. This fee includes the Leuven Innovation Tour. The conference dinner on 18 September is not included (75 euro excl. VAT).

Preregistrations before August 21st 2012 preferably via the online registration form (use the 'Register' button) or by email to admin@leuveninc.com.

In case you are unable to attend a substitute delegate is allowed to participate at no extra cost. A cancellation fee of €95 will apply to cancellations received prior to September 1st. After this day no refunds are possible. A written notice has to be given in case of a cancellation.

Co-organizing partners of the 2012 edition

C-mine, KU Leuven Research & Development, Leuven.Inc, Provincie Limburg, Stad Genk, TiE Brussels

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