Raf Dequeker, Pascal Degezelle and Jan Van Elsacker met each other while doing research at the university of Louvain. They founded the technology company Optidrive in 1997 with the support of the university.

10 years later, in 2007, the university withdrew from the company’s activities to support other start-ups. That same year, Optidrive purchased a plot of land and started the construction of an industrial building.

In the meantime, more than 20 years have passed since the company’s creation. Today, Optidrive is still run by its three founders: Raf is in charge of the general management, Pascal supervises the mechanical design and Jan is responsible for software development.