It is expected that the shortage of qualified employees in the Belgian ICT industry will increase exponentially in the coming years. To ensure Belgium remains one of Europe's most digitalized countries, the Belgian governments are putting more and more effort into encouraging digital entrepreneurship. Therefore, they released the Digital Agenda for Belgium, with raising ICT skills and ICT confidence as one of the key pillars of this strategic plan. The main objectives are to increase ICT study inflow and to increase the participation of ICT companies in education.
Through the Seeds for the Future project, Huawei increases its visibility towards the Belgian government, by showing Huawei's dedication and contribution to the Digital Agenda of Belgium and the Belgian government's strive to promote STEM education, ICT confidence and talent development of the Belgian youth. In previous years, the programme received great support from Belgian university partners. Huawei seeks to further strengthen these relations and leverage opportunities for young ICT talents.
- 2020: Jens De Boeck (Business Engineering) and Maété Vandekeybus (Business Engineering: Management Information System)
- 2019: Sarah Stangl (Business Engineering: Management Information System) and Bob Verhaagen (Business Economics)
- 2018: Stefanie Huenaerts (Business Engineering: Management Information System) and Sander Corteville (Business Economics)
- 2017: Jeroen Faes and Loïc Fortems (student Business Engineering: Management Information System)