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2015 AVI Awards

Congratulations to our student Marietjie Davel (third year), who was a runner up at the 2015 AVI awards!

The AVI Awards 2015, introduced for the first time at this year’s AVI Afrique Innovation Summit, is a platform to showcase and celebrate the sharpest minds and the most brilliant innovations in our country. The awards celebrate creativity and scientific thinking, which remains a critical ingredient to leapfrog Africa into first-world status.

Marietjie took part with a concept handling around renewable energy generated by vehicles on the highway, the concept was inspired by her partner Francois Flee who previously did work for DLS Enterprises. She was nominated as a finalist and attended the awards ceremony on 28 October. She competed against Aerospace Company CEO’s as well as candidates with PHD qualifications! This is a great achievement in itself, not to mention her young age. The Belgium Campus is extremely proud of her achievement.

Marietjie said that she is not going to stop at the AVI awards. She plans to present her project to BMW in the near future. Belgium Campus wishes her the best of luck with her project!