LUdev is ran by students at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, who develop real software for real clients as part of the courses Software Engineering, Managing Software Evolution and Systems Development.



Fast results

By focusing on working demos, LUdev offers a short feedback loop to the customer. This ensures tangible results in a short period and reduces the distance to a shippable product at any time.


Client oriented

We keep our customer's vision central. The direction of the project can change over time, as our teams will constantly seek and apply your feedback.



Our teams have a vast range of skills, enabling them to work on various types of projects. From native app development to the implementation of scientific algorithms, we offer the best fit for your operations.


Our board is run by students, who are responsible for the management of LUdev.
A number of professors take an advisory role.

Niels Boonstra

In his role as Chief Executive Officer, Niels is responsible for the overall direction and management of LUdev.

Koen Ponse

Koen is our Chief Operating Officer. His responsibilities include customer relations and facilitating communication between key stakeholders of LUDev.

Sjors Holtrop

As Chief Technology Officer, Sjors is our first point of contact for technical questions. He supports student teams in their technical development and ensures that they choose the right tool for the job.

dr. Alfons Laarman
Advising professor

prof. dr. Joost Visser
Advising professor

dr. Guus Ramackers
Advising professor


General inquiries ludev@liacs.leidenuniv.nl
dr. Alfons Laarman a.w.laarman@liacs.leidenuniv.nl
prof. dr. Joost Visser j.m.w.visser@liacs.leidenuniv.nl
dr. Guus Ramackers g.j.ramackers@liacs.leidenuniv.nl