For our SusTech4Africa campaigns we can always count on the support of the Flemish Institute for Technological Research, in short VITO. But the organisation also helps Belgian start-ups with innovative ideas, for example as a partner of the Start It @KBC platform.

In an article on the Start It website, VITO explains why the organisation thinks SusTech4Africa is such a strong concept.

"Other societies are a great source of inspiration for entrepreneurs and VITO. In the course of five 'Sustainable Technology for Africa' campaigns with Belgian and African entrepreneurs, it became clear how interdependent we all are. Both have complementary parts of the solution. Combining these insights brings a circular, safe and inclusive economy closer.”

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African entrepreneurs were given a guided tour of VITO's Energyville at the beginning of March 2020. (photo Georges Claes)