About Designregio Kortrijk

Designregio Kortrijk wants to bring talent together in our creative design region to imagine, design and make a better future. We organise projects that stimulate creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, we inspire by bringing good practices and connect by being the engine of a network of companies, designers, education and public space.

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City of Kortrijk Henderyckx
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Partnership

Designregio Kortrijk started in 2005 as a collaboration between Intermunicipal Leiedal, Chamber of Commerce Voka West-Flanders, City of Kortrijk, University college Howest and Kortrijk Xpo.
It is our mission to bring talent together in this creative design region to imagine, design and make a better future.
Together with our network, we are building a more creative, innovative and entrepreneurial region.

Our style is pragmatic, we like making things concrete.
Therefore, we organise projects that stimulate creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, we inspire by bringing good practices and connect by being the engine of a network of companies, designers, education and public space.

Thanks to our large experience in this field, in the autumn of 2017 the Kortrijk region had the opportunity to join a worldwide network of 295 cities that use creativity as a lever for sustainable development: the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Since then, you can call us a proud UNESCO Creative Cities Ambassador.

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Team

Stijn Debaillie LR 8

Stijn Debaillie

Lisa Declercq LR 4

Lisa Declercq

Stan Dewaele LR 10

Stan Dewaele

Lise Van Tendeloo LR 6

Lise Van Tendeloo

Sebastien Hylebos LR 2

Sébastien Hylebos

Our partners

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Voka west vlaanderen
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Howest hogeschool logo RGB BLAUW
Kortrijk Xpo
With strong local roots in the Kortrijk region, we aim to further strengthen the eco-system and spread our wings in Flanders and abroad.

Mieck Vos, chairwoman

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Board of Directors

Chairwoman

Mieck Vos

Members

Bert Mons, Managing Director Voka West Flanders

Lode De Geyter, Managing Director Howest

Ruth Vandenberghe, Major City of Kortrijk

Filip Vanhaverbeke, Managing Director Intercommunal Leiedal

Saskia Soete de Boosere, General Manager Kortrijk Xpo

Coordination team

For Voka West Flanders

For Howest

For Kortrijk Xpo

For UGent Campus Kortrijk