The plans of B-PHOT Brussels Photonics for the construction of the STEAM Academy in Gooik are approved. In 2023, the Academy will become an educational center where science, technology, engineering, arts, and maths meet. Under the impulse of B-PHOT's Director Hugo Thienpont, Nathalie Debaes, and Tine De Pauw, the project unites VUB faculties to create the academy of the future.
The STEAM Academy will provide a unique opportunity to collaborate with the municipality of Gooik, Pajottenland, Zennevallei and with the smart region Flemish Brabant. This will improve the public space for a better community. The library, art academy and the music, word and dance academy will be relocated in the building as well. This combination will develop a lot of interesting synergies.