Industrial Sounding Board

SIM² KU Leuven collaborates closely with industry, government and civil society organisations through an open SIM² Industrial Sounding Board (ISB, see image, left). Once per year these parties are invited to the open SIM² Annual (network) Meeting where research results are shown and research roadmaps are discussed.

Additionally, Sounding Board partners are invited to more exclusive “SIM² dinners” (on specific topics) and “SIM² vision meetings” (on-invitation only, VP level). The membership of the ISB is free. Interested companies and other relevant stakeholders are invited to join the ISB.


To join the Industrial Sounding Board, a signed Letter of Intent has to be sent to Dr. Ir. Peter Tom Jones.

Currently,  SIM² KU Leuven is in contact with companies and other actors, through on-going collaborations within the framework of the HiTemp Centre, CR³ and RARE³ KU Leuven

Centre for High Temperature Processes and Sustainable Materials Management

CR³ – Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling


RARE³ – Research Platform for the Advanced Recycling and Reuse of Rare Earths

ArcelorMittal Betonac
BionergaBBLBrijse Minerals &
Recycling bvba
FEBEMfoamglasGhent Dredging
Group MachielsHaskoningHenloton
InfobetonInnovation ConceptsInspyro
Povarzska CementarenRasenbergRecmix
StonefundTessenderlo GroupThermPhos
UmicoreVan GansewinkelMGX International