10 Startups To Look Out For in Leuven

The quintessential student city in Belgium, Leuven is unsurprisingly the birthplace of many innovative startups, especially those operating in the Health & Care industry. According to Startups.be’s Belgian Tech Ecosystem Map, the city ranks 4th in the top locations for companies in Belgium.
(Author: Gabriela Fernández – Startups.be / Image Credit: Visit Leuven)

Binarta enables anyone to create an attractive mobile website without requiring ICT knowledge. It is the first company to let its clients entirely set up and personalize a mobile website through a smartphone browser, without the use of apps. Already available in Dutch, French, German and English, it recently received a capital injection of €291,000 to expand abroad.

See more at binarta.com


DataCamp is an online data science school that teaches core R programming and data science skills through entertaining video lessons and interactive coding challenges. It operates in Europe and North America. Early last year, DataCamp nailed $1M in private funding to develop new features and open a new office in Cambridge.

See more at DataCamp


EYEco eyeCO is a Disruptive Innovation of the Year nominee. This imec and UGent spin-off develops “age-defying eyewear” based on nanotechnology to remove the burden of wearing glasses and help people see better.

See more at eyeco-eyeco.com


Guardsquare is the global reference in mobile application protection against reverse engineering and hacking. Based in Leuven and San Francisco, it was the winner of Deloitte’s prestigious 2016 Rising Star award and one of the nominees in the Scale Up of the Year category at the Tech Startup Day awards.

See more at guardsquare.com


Icometrix develops and markets MSmetrix, which is SaaS software to support radiologists and neurologists in the follow-up of Multiple Sclerosis patients. A year ago it raised over €2M to increase its sales force, move into a new office and expand its business in clinical trials and research studies.

See more are at icometrix.com


OpenTelly is the company behind TheOplayer, the industry-leading HTML5 based video player delivering a world-class viewer experience across devices. The company was shortlisted as one of the contenders for the Scale Up of the Year prize in the Tech Startup Day awards competition.

See more at theoplayer.com


Qaelum is a KULeuven-spinoff focusing on total quality monitoring in medical imaging. After acquiring market leadership in Belgium, Qaelum implemented its software solutions in 16 European countries, as well as in the Middle East, and it has recently expanded to the U.S. thanks to a €2M investment.

See more at qaelum.com


REIN4CED is an engineering and manufacturing startup for fiber reinforced polymers. Since its foundation, it has received praise for its innovative hybrid material, including an award from Fund Lionel Van den Bossche Fund.

See more at rein4ced.com


SoundTalks is a young and ambitious spin-off company of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium and the University of Milan (UNIMI) in Italy. It delivers smart measurement and control systems to monitor, diagnose and improve system processes and/or quality of life.

See more at soundtalks.com


XenomatiX offers a laser-based, solid-state vision system to create a high-resolution point cloud, providing very accurate information on the road profile and possible obstacles. It was a Disruptive Innovation of the Year nominee at the Tech Startup Day awards.

See more at xenomatix.com

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