MIT Technology Review is back in Belgium, thanks to the support of BNP Paribas Fortis, with the objective of recognizing the most remarkable technological entrepreneurs and researchers all over Belgium. Since its creation in 2015, the Belgian Innovators Under 35 community has been growing exponentially always pursuing the same objective: to award innovation —the development of new technologies or the creative application of pre-existing ones in order to resolve current problems—, ingenuity, and advances toward addressing the world’s most pressing challenges.
This year, as the European project continued to grow, the community had gone one step further by compiling a pool of the top 35 profiles from several European countries which were recognized as Innovators Under 35 Europe 2017 during the award ceremony on September 14th in Paris.
Prior to this ceremony, MIT Technology Review selected the Top Belgian Talents who competed for a spot among the final list of Innovators Under 35 Europe. The ceremony took place on June 20th at Chancellery Auditorium BNP Paribas Fortis and gathered laureates from the previous editions and experts from the tech ecosystem in Belgium.
Top Belgian Talents
Meet the 10 Top Belgian Talents
These are the 10 Top Belgian Talents. They are the most influential tech talents in Belgium, selected among more than 1.100 European candidates.
Jelle de Smet
Mohamad Hasan Bahari
Felix Van de Maele
Samuel Van de Velde
Additionally, at the ceremony, Julien de Wit was recognized as Innovator of the Year Belgium 2017 and he has automatically become one of the 35 Innovators Under 35 in Europe.