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5G: the backbone of our future

  • Innovation

5G promises to become the infrastructure of the future. For example, the new, fifth generation of mobile internet would be up to one hundred times faster than 4G, and will provide a platform on which new technology is built.

Abuse of SME subsidies

  • Finance
  • Innovation

BELGIUM - When is the use of a subsidy for an independent entrepreneur justified and when is there abuse? Sofie Van Nuffel came across statements that suggest that not everything can be guaranteed by trust alone. 

Journalismfund.eu’s innovation booster supports online newspaper for low-literate adults

  • Education
  • Innovation
  • Media

MECHELEN - ‘Wablieft’ (Flemish interjection meaning ‘Excuse me?’) is a newspaper that has been providing clear news for low-literate adults in Flanders (the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium) for more than thirty years. Next to a weekly newspaper it also publishes ‘Wablieft Start’, a biweekly news magazine in even simpler Dutch.
 

A screenshot of Wablieft's website

Online illegal wildlife trade

  • Corruption
  • Data Journalism
  • Innovation
  • International
  • Organised crime
  • Trafficking

CAPE TOWN - Although cyberspace is not the main platform for the illegal wildlife trade, it provides an anonymous and versatile marketplace in which to buy and sell. It is safe to say that the internet plays a role at some point in an increasing number of wildlife trafficking incidents.

Journalismfund.eu’s innovation incubator supports AI-based factcheck platform

  • Europe
  • Innovation
  • Politics

BRUSSELS - Factcheck.Vlaanderen is a project that aims to counter online disinformation and polarisation in Flanders (the northern, Dutch-speaking part of Belgium). It is a fact-checking platform where man and machine cooperate to track, check and combat disinformation. The project is a unique collaboration between an AI-start-up, two media partners, two university colleges and a citizen participation company.

Podlab XL coaches audio novices from podcast idea to pilot

  • Innovation
  • Media

“You have a great idea for a nonfiction podcast, but you know little about podcasting and storytelling. You have a story in your mind but you don’t know how to develop it as a podcast. You’re brooding on a podcast but you want to develop it with professional coaching. You lack practical and technical skills to develop your podcast.”
 

Sustainability and transparency in the pharmaceutical sector

  • Health
  • Innovation
  • Science

BELGIUM - The share of the pharmaceutical sector in the Belgian economy is large. According to the organization pharma.be in 2017, the sector employed 35,711 people and our country exported for a total value of 40.5 billion euros of medicines and vaccines worldwide, which is about 10% of Belgian exports. 

From China to Europe by train

  • Innovation
  • International
  • Work

One Belt One Road an economic project?

In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping decided it was time to 'go out'. He launched the One Belt One Road (OBOR) project and wants to develop a train connection across the Eurasian continent and a maritime route into Europe.

How clean is the nappy?

  • Family
  • Health
  • Innovation
  • Ecology

Disposable nappies are largely petroleum-based products and crammed ones create a huge pile of waste. But they are handy. What can environmentally conscious parents do? Eos Magazine knocked on the door of all the major manufacturers and found out who has the most sustainable disposable nappy.

The State Secrets Files

  • Innovation
  • Media
  • Politics

BELGIUM - In the Netherlands, it has been possible for years: a visit to the Nationaal Archief (National Archive) to find out what your grandfather or grandmother's wartime past was. In Belgium, however, these archives remain closed, for fear that 'certain passions' will flare up. Anoek Nuyens and Lynn Berger on the struggle of historians and archivists for more openness.