Prof. Jelle Saldien won the annual prize science communication with the social and innovative project "Open Platform for Social Robots"

(18-11-2019) The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium and the Young Academy annually award the "awards science communication" to scientists with exceptional merit in science communication.

The Annual Prizes are awarded to researchers who have worked intensively over the past two years for a concrete project on science communication.

Prof. Jelle Saldien is honored with the annual science communication prize for the social and innovative project 'Open Platform for Social Robots' ( to help children, and especially girls, to consciously deal with digitization, that he collaborates with his team. By getting creative with it, everyone can easily design, build and program their own social robot.

On Monday, November 18, Prof. Saldien received the price at the Palace of the Academies.

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