The revolution in learning

The skills of tomorrow trained today.

At Stellar Labs we have found a way to solve the skills gap backed by science and research to achieve the best performance and return on investment. Learners are energised and engaged to master high-demand skills and capabilities.

People behind Stellar Labs.

100+ years of experience in training and career development combined
Raf Seymus
Raf Seymus
Co-founder & CEO
Stella Collins
Stella Collins
Co-founder & Chief Learning Officer
Karen Mouws
Karen Mouws
Learning Architect
Kayleigh Clark
Kayleigh Clark
Operations Consultant
Jaan Couvreur
Jaan Couvreur
Senior Learning Specialist
Tina Harris
Tina Harris
Senior Learning Specialist

Our Story.

Before Stellar Labs’ story started in 2019, co-founders Raf Seymus and Stella Collins were on separate paths leading to the same goal.

Raf was the entrepreneur whose passion for talent development and technology had seen him start a business in 2014 devoted to accelerating the careers of young people in IT, science and engineering. When he sold Exellys six years later, it was a multi award-winning company with a multi-million euro turnover.

Stella,known as a Brain Lady, was an expert on the practical application of science-based learning. She had trained thousands of professionals in brain friendly principles in more than 20 years in L&D and was the author of Kogan Page’s bestseller “Neuroscience for Learning and Development”.

Stella’s ground-breaking book and their passion for people and performance brought Raf and Stella together.  Raf had already planned the name for his new company before they met.
And so it seems the future of Stellar Labs was written in the stars.

Raf and Stella having a conversation

Our Mission.

In his previous company, Raf had identified an ever growing skills gap in the technology sector and was searching for the answer. When he read Stella’s book, he knew she would be the perfect person to partner with on this venture.

Together, they created a hybrid methodology to upskill digital sector workers and beat the technological skills crunch. Today, Stellar Labs is the home of science based training. We use cutting edge, evidence-based techniques that get results – every time.

We know what makes the difference between good and great. Let us show you how to join the learning revolution!

Our advisory board.

This group of international experts validate our methodology and business plan. They believe in our methodology and mission. We can stand on the shoulders of giants.

Steven Poelmans
Steven Poelmans
Professor Strategic Leadership | Antwerp Management School
Bart Rienties
Bart Rienties
Professor Learning Analytics | The Open University
Walter Vandenbulcke
Walter Vandenbulcke
Founding Partner | 2aspire Business Solutions
Raya Bidshahri
Raya Bidshahri
Founder & CEO | Awecademy
Omar Mohout
Omar Mohout
Entrepreneurship Fellow | Sirris
Wim De Waele
Wim De Waele
Executive Chairman | The Beacon
Laura Overton
Laura Overton
Founder | Towards Maturity

Our research partners.

Together with Edubron, the research department for social sciences and education from the University of Antwerp, we are conducting research that has three objectives:

Optimize the feedback dialogue between mentor and trainee

Measure the added value of programmatic assessment

Identify individual patterns of learning and transfer using a combination of learning analytics and offline behavioral observations to gain insights into the learning process.

We collaborate with a cross-sector of industry experts to achieve this goal.
This research project is backed by VLAIO (Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship).

Ina Weinbauer-Heidel
Ina Weinbauer-Heidel
Founder and CEO | Institute for Transfer Effectiveness 
Sven De Maeyer
Sven De Maeyer
Professor Educational Sciences | University of Antwerp
Piet Van den Bossche
Piet Van den Bossche
Professor Learning in Organisations | University of Antwerp
Marije Lesterhuis
Marije Lesterhuis
Researcher & Guest Lecturer | University of Antwerp
David Gijbels
David Gijbels
Professor Learning | University of Antwerp

Learning Networks.

We are active members of international learning and technology networks. All our work is powered by cutting edge research as a verified member of The Oxford Review. We drive performance through evidence based learning.

All our designers are certified by the institute for learning transfer and we guarantee a transfer from learning environment to working environment. Our trainings are accredited by ITOL, the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning.

Latest blog news.

Read some of our latest blogs, listen to any of our podcasts or look through our resources we have to offer.

Stellar Labs acquires Onsophic’s data-driven learning technology
Press

Stellar Labs acquires Onsophic’s data-driven learning technology

 Stella Collins
Stella Collins
Nov 5, 2021
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Stellar Labs, evangelist for effective learning fuelled by neuroscience, has acquired Onsophic’s data-driven learning technology.

Stellar labs koopt Belgische leertechnologie van Silicon Valley-veteranen
Press

Stellar labs koopt Belgische leertechnologie van Silicon Valley-veteranen

 Raf Seymus
Raf Seymus
Nov 2, 2021
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minutes read

De Belgisch/Britse start-up Stellar Labs, die volop inzet op het bij- en herscholen van professionals via evidence-based leertechnieken, heeft de aankoop afgerond van de datagedreven leertechnologie van Onsophic.

Stellar Labs koopt software om braindrain tegen te gaan
Press

Stellar Labs koopt software om braindrain tegen te gaan

 Raf Seymus
Raf Seymus
Oct 29, 2021
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3
minutes read

Stellar Labs, een Antwerpse start-up die helpt werknemers efficiënter bij te scholen, breidt zich uit met software voor betere kennisoverdracht in de bedrijven.

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