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Leuven is one of the most prominent examples of knowledge based regional development in the world. Intensive collaboration between the local government, KU Leuven University and the Business community Leuven has resulted in a thriving innovative economy.

This success has now even reached the point were Leuven is too small and expansion is needed beyond regional borders. Genk is the region which Leuven is extensively working with. This former mining city is transforming it’s economy to a knowledge driven economy. The inter-regional collaboration with Leuven provides Genk a fast track for this transition.

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