In Kortrijk, research institutes, schools, businesses and the government join forces. The
Innovation and research
Many EdTech players, as well as the ITEC research group (the research group behind imec’s Smart Education program at KU Leuven Campus Kortrijk) are now hosted in West Flanders.
The choice of Hangar K in Kortrijk as the base for the Flemish EdTech sector is therefore no coincidence. In the
The necessary facilities are provided to experiment and set up collaborations, so that innovation, research and new projects can develop and grow.
Companies and research institutes from all over Flanders can meet and develop projects together. In this way, Minister Crevits, together with Hangar K and ITEC, aims to create a network of EdTech companies that together have a stronger international position.
Concretely, a demonstration and exhibition space is available in the
“The greatest merit of this initiative is that it will bring together and streamline the various initiatives. Thanks to the financial injection from Flanders, Edtech will for the first time have its own structure, its team and therefore its orientation. Moreover,
Now more than ever, students and teachers are finding their way to digital lesson modules with lesson videos, online exercises and tests, or virtual classrooms for distance learning. In addition, after their training in ordinary education, they often find themselves in a business context where more and more use is made of digital technologies in training or continuing education. The development of these educational technologies offers many opportunities for the Flemish economy.
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