Digi Tech

Invest in Ghent's DigiTech

Join the digital revolution

There’s no doubt about it: the future is digital. The integration of digital products and services into our lives increases exponentially every day, and we have a part in that process, ensuring these innovations improve our lives rather than encumber them. That’s why Ghent is positioning itself as a tech investment opportunity and a digital startup city.

  • #15

    companies on FAST50 list

  • 5th

    most university created spin-offs

  • #1

    place for digital tech starters in Flanders

  • #1

    imec.istart as the top of university linked business accelerators

  • + 40

    Netlog spin-offs

  • > € 1 billion

    capital raised by digital tech companies

Our steps towards the DigiTech of tomorrow

Did you know that Ghent has the highest number of start-ups than any other city of the same size globally? Furthermore, in 2021, 16 of the Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 companies are located in Ghent. 

Get to know our DigiTech ecosystem

Thanks to its strong reputation within this domain, Ghent has a disproportionate representation of digital technology companies, including many promising start-ups and scale-ups. The City of Ghent positions itself as a partner that wants to help technological companies in their growth.

Jeroen Lemaire, CEO In The Pocket

Making space for DigiTech

Ghent wants to become a technology capital in Europe and is working on expanding the qualitative space for IT


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    As a proud green city we’re eager to continue exploring new technologies that benefit our city, our citizens and our environment.

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  • HealthTech

    We’re expanding our health district to further develop Ghent into an international and renowned healthtech player.

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  • BioTech

    Ghent’s thriving biotech scene is already world-class, but we’re on a mission to become the absolute best in the business.

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  • A world of talent & expertise

    Ghent is home to one of the most educated workforces in the world thanks to our forward thinking citizens, employees and academic institutions.

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    Ghent offers both small-town charm and big-city excitement, a perfect balance between tranquility and activity, history and modernity, tradition and innovation.

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