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The Leuven.Inc foundation was officially set up on 8 December 2010 in the presence of Mayor Louis Tobback, Herman Daems and the Board Members of Leuven.Inc. The foundation will allow the development of new initiatives, among which support to socially relevant projects with focus on entrepreneurship.

Koenraad Debackere, Chairman of Leuven.Inc, explains: "The foundation wishes to stimulate entrepreneurship in all its elements and to create a Flemish and European 'maecenas reputation' for the support of social-economic projects. For example by the creation of a `Leuven.Inc Foundation Award' where projects are encouraged and selected in a competitive surrounding".
 

The private foundation is governed by

  • Herman Daems, Chairman KU Leuven and BNP Paribas Fortis Bank
  • Gilbert Declerck, Chairman Leuven MindGate and member of the Board of imec International
  • Desiré Collen, Founder of ThromboGenics
  • Nicole De Smyter, Manager Leuven.Inc
  • Koenraad Debackere, Chairman Leuven.Inc and Managing Director of KU Leuven Administration and Central Services

 

Some more information on the Leuven.Inc Foundation 2014 Award

Main concept of the Leuven.Inc Foundation 2014 Award was to select and encourage projects that contribute in a very specific and sustainable way to the promotion, stimulation and execution of competitive and/or social entrepreneurship.

  • competitive entrepreneurship: projects that focus on the stimulation of entrepreneurship in a competitive market environment
  • Social entrepreneurship: projects that focus on the stimulation of entrepreneurship in the social-economy environment

The Leuven.Inc Foundation honored a project in each of these 2 categories. The winning projects, selected by a jury, received the acknowledgement "2014 Laureate of the Leuven.Inc Foundation" and 12.500 euro in prize money.

The election of the Leuven.Inc Foundation Award took place under the auspices of the Board of Directors of the Foundation.
The panel op judges consisted of  members of the Board of Directors of Leuven.Inc and the Leuven.Inc Foundation, and external experts.

2014 Award - Rules & Regulations

This award was open to projects submitted by companies and organisations located in Flanders that contribute in a very specific and sustainable way to the promotion, stimulation and execution of

  • Competitive entrepreneurship: projects that focus on the stimulation of entrepreneurship in a competitive market environment
  • Social entrepreneurship: projects that focus on the stimulation of entrepreneurship in the social-economy environment

A Dutch version of the Rules & Regulations can be dowloaded here.

Members of the Jury 2014 Award

  • Herman Daems, Chairman GIMV, Barco and BNP Paribas Fortis bank
  • Desiré Collen, Founder of ThromboGenics and Member of the Board of Leuven.Inc
  • Koenraad Debackere, Chairman Leuven.Inc and Managing Director of K.U.Leuven R&D
  • Gilbert Declerck, Executive Officer and Member of the Board of imec
  • Antoon De Proft, President & CEO Septentrio and Member of the Board of Leuven.Inc
  • Piet Colruyt, co-founder of SI² Fund and Re-Vive

Observer: Nicole De Smyter, Manager Leuven.Inc

Contact

Secretariaat Stichting Leuven.Inc Prijs
Nicole De Smyter, Kapeldreef 60, 3001 Heverlee
Phone: +32 16 40 11 90
Email: info@leuveninc.com
 

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