IBM Innovation Award


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
    • Social Media
    • Analytics & Big Data
    • Mobile Computing
    • Cyber Security
    • Cloud Computing

Profile and conditions

  • You are a researcher who has defended his/her PhD thesis between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018.
  • You are affiliated to a recognized university or the Royal Military Academy at the time of the deadline (June 3, 2019).


  • Submit your application to using the appropriate form on June 3, 2019 at the latest.
  • A scientific jury evaluates all the applications
  • The jury selects the winner.
  • The Board of Trustees decides on the allocation.

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