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January 15, 2015 -

‘Innovators Under 35’ launched in Belgium

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With the collaboration of BNP Paribas and L’Atelier BNP Paribas, MIT Technology Review is expanding its ‘Innovators Under 35’ programme to Belgium and Poland in continuation of the editions in France, Spain, Italy and Germany. The purpose is to create a European community of young inventors. BNP Paribas Fortis is partner of the Belgian edition.  

Each year MIT Technology Review discovers and presents new generations of ‘Innovators Under 35’, the young leaders developing hard technologies to solve the major global challenges of today in remarkably different ways and impacting the lives of millions of people around the globe.

10 brightest young innovators of Belgium – 14 January 2015 marked the launch of the first edition of Innovators Under 35 Belgium. The candidates can be entrepreneurs and researchers who are developing pioneering projects in all fields of technology. Nominations can be submitted via and will close on 13 March next.

Once the call for nominations has ended, a panel of expert judges will evaluate the profiles of the candidates. The ten innovators will present their projects at the awards ceremony which is to be held on 20 May in Brussels.

Max Jadot, CEO of BNP Paribas Fortis: “BNP Paribas Fortis is very proud to be partner of this prestigious award that recognizes young, inventive people who create solutions that can have a global impact on our society. With this partnership, the bank wants to boost entrepreneurship and encourage creativity and innovation in Belgium. The reasoning behind this is very simple: we strongly believe that entrepreneurship and innovation are two key ingredients that will help us create a more sustainable future. As a member of the jury I am eager to discover the innovative solutions that young entrepreneurs in Belgium will develop in the coming months.”

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