Stad Gent

City of Ghent

Ghent has 260,000 inhabitants, living in an area of almost 16 thousand hectares. Comon is here for all cititens of Ghent, in the city centre and in all 25 neighborhoods around Ghent. From Zwijnaarde and Tolhuis to Wondelgem.

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Innovation is never limited to a laboratory or research institution. Listening, collaborating, and the drive to make something better are essential conditions for successful innovation. As a city, we want to be challenged through Comon to harness the power of co-creation and provide all residents of Ghent with the opportunity to be healthy and stay healthy.
Mayor Mathias De Clercq


As a world-renowned research center for nano-electronics and digital technology, imec aims to contribute to a better future.

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We believe that the technological revolutions imec is working on can contribute to a healthier life. Citizens play a crucial role in this evolution. With an initiative like Comon, we can involve them in research from the outset, to achieve human centered innovation.
Luc Van den hove
CEO imec
Universiteit Gent

Ghent University

Ghent University is one of the largest universities in Belgium, founded in 1817, with over 47,000 students and 15,000 staff members. With the slogan 'Dare to Think,' Ghent University challenges everyone to critically examine society.

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Ghent is such a rich and diverse city. Everyone should feel welcome at Comon.
Mieke Van Herreweghe
Vice Rector Ghent University
Bibliotheek De Krook

Library De Krook

Library De Krook is a place for everyone who wants to read, learn, and live. The building houses over 200,000 books, CDs, and DVDs. The name 'De Krook' refers to an old term for a bend or fold, which is a reference to the bend in the river where ships used to unload coal.

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Technology is becoming more important in our lives. Some people find this enjoyable, others less so. But everyone will have to deal with it. As a library, we believe it's important to familiarize people with the possibilities and challenges so they can develop the skills to navigate the technological revolution.
Krist Biebauw
Director Library De Krook

Avansa Ghent

Avansa Ghent is one of the thirteen Avansa organizations in Flanders. They create a wide range of educational activities, often in collaboration with other organizations. During these activities, participants can meet each other, exchange ideas, and learn from one another.

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Image is the media lab of Ghent University, the city's radio station of choice, and a reference in music and culture. Tune in to 105.3FM in Ghent or listen online via the website.

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Other organizations

Other organizations also support Comon ad hoc for the organization of activities, communication...