Industrial Sounding Board

 Governance Scheme SIM² KU Leuven

The ISB (Industrial Sounding Board) consists of external parties (companies and also governmental and civil society actors). Once per year these parties are invited to the open SIM² annual meeting where research results are shown and research roadmaps are discussed. Currently, the ISB is also used as a virtual entity, which is targeted with tailored communication and dissemination products. When/if SIM² KU Leuven is officially endorsed as a formal Leuven Institute, a larger event will be organised to kick-start this new episode for SIM²: this event will be used to further professionalise the functioning of the ISB (roles, meeting types, communication channels, project generation approach etc.). Apart from “open” ISB meetings, SIM² KU Leuven also foresees more specific activities, such as “SIM² KU Leuven dinners” (on specific topics) and “SIM² KU Leuven vision meetings” (on-invitation only, VP level).


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 the former RARE³ KU Leuven Platform (now converted to the SOLVOMET Industrial Service Centre)

Centre for High Temperature Processes and Sustainable Materials Management

CR³ – Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling


Former RARE³ KU Leuven Platform (now converted to the SOLVOMET Industrial Service Centre)

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