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.
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.
Stan is the link between the industry and the designers. Under his coordination, the innovation processes with companies and designers take shape. As coordinator of the open makerspace BUDA::lab, he keeps his finger on the pulse of the makerspace world.
Lise Van Tendeloo
With strong local roots in the Kortrijk region, we aim to further strengthen the eco-system and spread our wings in Flanders and abroad.
Board of Directors
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