UGent entrepreneurs nominated for the “innovators under 35 award”

(23-06-2017) Two of the nominees for the Innovators under 35 award from MIT Technology Review have been involved in the creation of a Ghent University spin-off.

In 2015, MIT Technology Review has created a community with the objective of recognizing the most remarkable technological entrepreneurs and researchers all over Belgium. The 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.

MIT Technology Review has selected the Top Belgian Talents who are competing for a spot among the final list of Innovators Under 35 Europe 2017. 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.

This year, as the European project continues to grow, the community has gone one step further by compiling a pool of the top 35 profiles in Europe which will be recognized Innovators Under 35 Europe for 2017 during the award ceremony on September 14th in Paris.

Prior to this ceremony, MIT Technology Review selected the Top Belgian Talents who are competing for a spot among the final list of Innovators Under 35 Europe 2017. 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. Two of the nominees have been involved in the recent creation of a Ghent University spin-off: Jelle de Smet (Eyeco eyeCo) and Samuel Van de Velde (Pozyx Labs).