What we do

 DAE Studios is a spin off from the Howest University College initiated by the program Digital Arts & Entertainment. We see IP valorization as a serious business and aim to create a local game tech ecosystem by investing in young creative top talent


Accelerator for game tech entrepreneurs

IP Valorisation is the core objective of DAE Studios. Students with a great business idea for an entertainment or applied game are able to set up a start up company in one year's time thanks to our accelerator program. During this start-up phase, students can invoke our extensive network, office space, intensive entrepreneurial trajectory and expertise regarding subsidy applications. We have partnered with Flanders DC, Think with People and Flega to offer young entrepreneurs the insights, expertise and kick-start they need. We support you from idea until start up… and beyond: after the incubation, We keep on supporting our start up companies.


Innovation track provider for your company

Do you face challenges within your company for which game technology might offer a solution, but lack the required expertise in-house? In cooperation with the best educational program on game development worldwide - Digital Arts & Entertainment - we can set up an innovation track in close collaboration with your company in which we test this technology on your case. If research is needed, we can rely on the expertise of DAE Research, the research group from Howest DAE. When this case proves to be successful, it can lead to the creation of a start-up company which can develop these innovative applications within a viable business model. Inspiration - realization - valorization.

Hangar K

Booster of local game tech ecosystem

Recent developments make Kortrijk the place to be for game technology valorization. Kortrijk is: Design region, UNESCO creative city, new research base for Flanders Make, leader of industry 4.0 in Belgium, Hangar K co-creation space AND the best educational program in game design & development worldwide according to The Rookies. Anticipating even more opportunities, we want to counter the brain drain of many talents and offer these profiles the opportunity to develop their own success story in Flanders. Our start up companies get to work in the young and dynamic co-creation environment of Hangar-K.

Success stories

By entering the DAE Studios accelerator program, the team of Cybernetic Walrus got of to a flying start by setting up a start up company with their game ‘Antigraviator’, which they prototyped during their third…
What once started as a concept for an ESF research project, is now a successful serious gaming company called Play it Safe (PITS), an award-winning DAE Studios spin off. PITS develops interactive instruction games for…
The future for education and practical training lies in immersive technologies. Within a research project, DAE Research worked closely with Cronos and companies within the Flemish manufacturing industry to define and shape the added value…


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