Innovation Hub West gathers partners in industry, research institutes and universities from Belgium, the Netherlands, UK, Germany and Portugal. The Innovation Hub partnership provides expertise in circular economy, recycling of complex end-of-life products and urban mining, the recovery of valuable raw materials from industrial residues and landfill mining. Substitutes such as (lightweight, composites) as well as deep exploration and mining (including sea floor) and mineral processing are the core strengths of the partnership. The Innovation Hub is located in Leuven, Belgium, on the science & technology campus of KU Leuven, the most innovative university of Europe according to Reuters (2016).

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The team

Michel Vanavermaete

Director Innovation Hub Central and West

Heidi Castro

Finance and Administration Officer

Steffen Robert

Business Development Manager

Dr Nicolas Menou

Business Development Manager