The Foundry

The Foundry is Ghent University’s hub for creativity, innovation & entrepreneurship.

What can I do in The Foundry?

Quick & dirty prototyping

Meet people

Workshops / events / classes

Work on group projects



A more elaborate list of equipment can be found on the website of The Foundry.

Cutting plotter

The cutting plotter can be used to cut vinyl, heat transfer vinyl, stencils, copper sheets, and many more materials that are available in thin sheets or rolls.

Heat transfer press

The heat transfer press can be used to attach heat transfer vinyl, or other materials that need heat to be transfered, to textiles.

A0 printer

The A0 printer can be used to make large color prints in many formats such as A0, A1, A2 or even bigger.

Cooking equipment

We have two stoves, pots and pans and basic cooking materials available for food prototypes. We also have a combi-microwave.

Hand tools

A set of hand tools is available such as screwdrivers, saw, circular saw, sander and more.

Quick & dirty prototyping materials

We have a series of quick & dirty prototyping materials available such as Play-doh, cardboard, glue, foam and much more.

Meeting room

The meeting room can be booked for meetings or brainstorms with clients, investors, professors, .. It is NOT meant for group work. Book via our online tool.

Group work space

We have different spaces where you can sit together with your group to work on your innovation or entrepreneurship project. 

DO! community room

Visit our DO! community room and meet Ghent University’s best student-entrepreneurs. Pitch your project and they will give you lots of tips & connections.


It's here!

Opening hours

Our opening hours change from day to day. Check them via our Google Calendar.

For more info check: https://www.ugent.be/thefoundry/en


Ghent University – The Foundry
Jozef Kluyskensstraat 31
9000 Gent