About EnergyVille

EnergyVille is a collaboration between the Flemish research partners KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt in the field of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems. Our researchers provide expertise to industry and public authorities on energy-efficient buildings and intelligent networks for a sustainable urban environment. This includes, for example, smart grids and advanced district heating and cooling.

One of the objectives of EnergyVille is to become one of the top five European institutes in innovative energy research. In this context, the center was embedded in major national and international networks right from the start. It covers research, development, training and innovative industrial activities under one name and in close collaboration with local, regional and international partners.

EnergyVille aims to be a driver in the Thor science park in Genk in the areas of research, business development and employment creation. The research center is supported by the city of Genk, the Flemish Government, the Province of Limburg, LRM, Nuhma, POM Limburg and the European structural funds.



Ivo BeletIvo Belet, member of the European Parliament

'EnergyVille in Genk not only symbolises the new horizons that Limburg and Flanders are heading for, it above all also effectively contributes to the EU 20-20-20 objectives and affirms our strong commitment to remain a frontrunner with regard to the development of sustainable economy and society.'




As a leading European centre of expertise, EnergyVille wants to be the driving force behind the transition towards a sustainable energy supply in large urban environments. Thanks to our structural relations with all relevant stakeholders, we deliver fundamental and applied research to the benefit of the whole community. By educating competent people, we also provide sustainable energy for the society of the future.

Portret Bert GysenBert Gysen, COO EnergyVille

‘As a research centre of KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt and acknowledged by Europe, EnergyVille wants to use our specialisation in advanced sustainable energy research and intelligent energy systems – like smart grids and advanced heat nets – for industry and cities, to become the reference for renewable energy.’



Leen GovaertsLeen Govaerts, Unit Manager Smart Energy & Built Environment

'In the coming decennia enormous amounts of money will be invested in the energy infrastructure in cities. EnergyVille provides innovative technological solutions and quality advice to empower industry and policy when making the most sustainable choices in this challenging transitional path.'



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