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IBM Innovation Award 2023

Exciting news for Ph.D. students in Belgium! 🇧🇪💻

IBM attaches great importance to promoting research in informatics and its applications. Through the patronage of IBM Belgium, the FWO awards an annual "IBM Innovation Award".


  • Prize amounts to €5,000

  • In recognition of an outstanding PhD thesis that presents an original contribution to informatics or its applications in one of the following fields:

    • Artificial Intelligence

    • Analytics & Big Data

    • Cyber Security

    • (Hybrid) Cloud Computing

    • Quantum Computing

The informatics part of the work must be both thorough and advanced.

Profile and conditions

  • You are a postdoctoral researcher who has obtained his/her PhD thesis from a Flemish University or the Royal Military Academy between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022.

  • You are affiliated to a recognized university or the Royal Military Academy at the time of the deadline (May 15, 2023).


  • Submit your application to using the appropriate form on May 15, 2023 at the latest.

  • A scientific jury evaluates all applications

  • The jury selects the winner

For more info concerning regulations and application, please click the below button


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