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    12 Belgian teams compete at European digital championships

    12 student teams from various Belgian campuses will take part in the finals of the Morpheus Cup in Luxemburg on May 19th, according to Farvest, one of the event sponsors, on Monday. The Morpheus Cup is a “European digital championship between universities and grandes ecoles (super-universities).” “3 Belgian campuses will represent a nation of gifted young researchers in digital technology,” reveals Farvest.  The 3 top Belgian universities whose teams reached the finals are Solvay Brussels School, Haute Ecole Robert Schuman in Libramont, and Haute Ecole of Namur-Liege-Luxemburg “Masi-Hennalux.” The Belgian contingent of 12 teams includes 36 competing students (3 per team). “A very healthy proportion (12% of finalists) with very high ambitions,” highlights Farvest. The competitions will take place “at the same time as ICT Spring Europe, one of the largest B2B web events in Europe, with 4,000 digital leaders, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and investors, from 62 countries,” points out the organiser’s website. A programme of group and individual competitions, for all the teams or specializing in chosen options, has been set up. It includes things like piloting a drone, passing logic tests, or creating disruptive approaches. Each team must also submit a project benefitting the public with a teaser programme or a slide show. The aim is to offer “a simple solution to a complex problem, a disruptive digital approach to one of the 10 objectives” set by the organisers, which vary from “setting a direction for digital education in Europe” to “improving support for the economically vulnerable and spreading out wealth more fairly,” and “anticipating financial and technological challenges.”

    Lars Andersen (Source: Belga)