CORE is a cooperation of innovative engineering students and engaged partners who develop and support projects concerning efficient and sustainable energy consumption.

For this, CORE offers a development platform for COREnauts which strengthens their professional orientation, develops a vision on sustainability and offers the cooperative ICA-model of entrepreneurship.

Through intelligent communication, CORE raises awareness among students and their environment about the practical application of cooperative entrepreneurship and the importance of rational energy consumption.


Being creative with modern-day social, medical and environmental related problems with the help of genetic manipulation, that's what iGem is all about. The team competes in the largest and most prestigious competition in synthetic biology in Boston, USA.


Building the Belgian Solar Car and participating in the World Solar Challenge, the world championship for solar-powered vehicles.

KU Leuven engineering students – armed solely with a high dose of enthusiasm, motivation and courage – make up the core of the Agoria Solar Team. They have 15 months to complete their mission.

During this adventure, they discover what it means to transform a design into a real creation and putting it to the test.

In 2019 & 2023, they became world champions!


Formula Electric Belgium unites a group of motivated engineering students from different KU Leuven and Thomas More campuses. The Formula project offers team members a unique experience in international motorsport.

Every year, Formula Electric Belgium develops and builds a high-performance, green, electric, one-man racing car. During the summer, the team travels through Europe with the green bolide to participate in different matches of the Formula Student competition.

The team actively promotes electric driving and shares acquired knowledge and experience with other students by developing informative educational modules.

NeuroTech Leuven

Using brainwaves, 3D-printing, advanced electronics, signal analysis, machine learning and so much more, the student team of NeuroTech Leuven fuses neurology, technology and psychology into one. As part of the NeuroTechX community, they participate in a global competition against 30+ other student teams, each competing to present the best neurotech project to a panel of judges.

In addition to this competitive element, NeuroTech Leuven organizes and attends events, where they showcase their software and hardware in an interactive way. They also connect students, experts and companies to further develop everyone's professional network.


The Aether team brings together young engineers who are passionate about space technology. We are designing a CubeSat: a nanosatellite consisting of 10x10x10 cm units. In the past decade, the CubeSat standard has enabled countless new innovations in the space industry.

We are designing our satellite to survive atmospheric re-entry. This allows us to retrieve the scientific experiments on board: bringing sample recovery to the small and accessible CubeSat platform!


The High Tech Lab (HTL) is part of maakleerplek, a pilot project of startups that experiment with new business models focused on community building and the circular economy. The HTL is responsible for education on topics such as sustainability and circular economy through technology.



Emergent is the pioneering student organization that highlights the technical, ethical and commercial aspects of data science and artificial intelligence problems. We do this in close collaboration with industry and academia to bring students, researchers and professionals closer together. We focus on Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and the Community that supports and thrives on it.


Student-entrepreneurs active in the fields of science, engineering and technology are also supported by Technovation Hub.

Join our start-up community and share knowledge, experiences and contacts with other tech start-ups.

In addition, you can benefit from the coaching and hands-on workshops from technology and business experts (both from the university and the business world).