10 Top Belgian Talents compete for a spot on the final list of Innovators Under 35 Europe


10 Top Belgian Talents compete for a spot on the final list of Innovators Under 35 Europe

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  • MIT Technology Review announces the Top 10 Belgian Talents
  • The Belgian community of Innovators Under 35 will gather to meet them on June 20th during the Innovators Under 35 Europe: Belgium Gathering
  • During the ceremony of June 20th the Belgian Innovator of the Year will be announced
  • The Belgian Innovator of the Year will automatically be one of the 35 Innovators Under 35 Europe 2017, who will attend the European Summit on September 14th in Paris.

Each year, MIT Technology Review recognises the most talented young innovators and entrepreneurs who are developing new technologies to help solve the most pressing current issues facing society. As the European program continues to grow, the community has gone one step further this year by aiming to compile a pool of 35 profiles in Europe which will become Innovators Under 35 Europe 2017.

However, MIT Technology Review still continues to support local communities through its organization of Innovators Under 35 Europe: Belgium Gathering 2017, an initiative which aims to recognize the Top Belgian Talents who will compete to earn a spot among the final list of European winners. With the support of BNP Paribas Fortis and L’Atelier, European Funding partners of the project, the event will take place on the 20th of June, in Brussels.

MIT Technology Review, the prestigious magazine, property of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is proud to announce the names of the brightest talents in Belgium, selected among more than 130 Belgian applications received this year:

Bert Conings –  Hasselt University

Perovskite materials to develop the new generation of solar cells.

Jelle De Smet – EYEco eyeCo

Tunable lens that can adapt to different situations and be used in eyeglasses.

Julien de Wit – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT)

Novel techniques to study planets orbiting stars other than our Sun.

Victor Dillard – Desktop Genetics

AI that enables the design and production of safe and effective genome editing therapies.

Mohamad Hasan Bahari – Sensifai

Automatic video semantic concept recognition (AVSR), able to process both audio and visual information.

Damya Laoui – Myeloid Cell Immunology Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussels

Dendritic cells to develop new cancer immunotherapies.

Małgorzata Ratajska-Grandi – Yagram Health

Mobile health apps to enable healthcare providers to offer therapeutic guidelines to their patients.

Vincent Spruyt – Sentiance

Machine learning platform for explaining and predicting human behavior through Big Data.

Felix Van de Maele – Collibra

Data governance platform for helping businesses worldwide to use data as a competitive advantage.

Samuel Van de Velde – Pozyx Labs

Novel wireless technology and sensors for developing the indoor positioning systems of the future.

During the event, these Top Talents will present their projects in front of an audience of investors, technology and innovation experts, business angels, scientists, businessmen, judges and entrepreneurs that are part of the European community of Innovators Under 35. One of the selected talents will receive the special recognition as Innovator of the Year. This innovator will automatically become the second confirmed laureate to join the 2017 generation of Innovators Under 35 Europe after Sylvain Gariel, whose name was announced as French Innovator of the Year last June 8th in Paris during the French gathering.

These new members of the European Community will attend the European Summit, the awards ceremony to be held in Paris on September 14th where the 35 winners will be announced and Emtech France 2017, the annual edition of the most prestigious conference of emerging technologies organised in Europe by MIT Technology Review next October 10th and 11th in Toulouse.


If you want to meet the Top Belgian Talents and join us at the gathering on June 20th, you can apply to get your tickets

 here through this online platform.


Press contacts

Vaiana Lopez – vaiana.lopez@opinno.com

Marta González – marta.gonzalez@opinno.com





About MIT Technology Review 

MIT Technology Review is the oldest tech magazine in the world, published by the Technology Review Inc., an independent company property of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Founded in 1899, it’s the leader of its sector and a world authority on the future of telecommunications, energy, information technology, materials, biomedicine and internet. Its main goal is to promote the knowledge of emerging technologies and analyze its commercial, political and social implications. Its innovation perspective helps and guides the leaders in the technology industry (entrepreneurs, researchers and investors) improve the global economy.

About the Innovators Under 35 

For more than a decade, the MIT Technology Review recognizes, each year, the young innovators and most talented entrepreneurs in the world, through Innovators Under 35, the global edition takes place in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States. The objective of these awards is to recognize innovation, the development of new technologies and the creative application of the already existing innovations in order to solve current problems, and stimulate the progress in global issues.

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