The Henry van de Velde Awards are given by Design Flanders every year in Belgium to honor the best design of the year. And it’s only logical that an awards ceremony celebrating good design should have a uniquely designed trophy! Design Flanders turned to us to create twelve trophies for the winners of 2016.
Materialise was awarded a Visit.Brussels Ambassador trophy thanks to our biennial conference, the Materialise World Summit. This event aims to gather key influencers in order to open a discussion on the direction the 3D printing industry is evolving, and has always been held in Brussels. Last year’s edition hosted over 100 speakers and over 1000 visitors , and we were very proud to receive recognition from the city of Brussels itself for contributing to the intellectual and professional stimulation of Brussels.
How can you use the tools of modern advocacy to challenge convention to make things better? Antti Junkkari, a 23-year-old neurosurgery student from Finland, began with this question and ended with a proposal on how to help fight small arms violence in Africa.