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Belgium (Flanders) wins innovation award at CES 2023

Belgium – of which Flanders is the northern region – took home an award at the CES 2023 technology fair in Las Vegas (US). The country received the Innovation Champions Award alongside the EU and 11 other countries.

Innovative climate

There are many factors involved in presenting the Innovation Champions Award, which was presented by the American Consumer Technology Association (, the organizer of CES 2023. Among other things, the judges look at how governments themselves adopt new technologies or innovative business models.

There must also be a climate that encourages innovation. A wide variety of additional criteria are important in this regard: the speed and cost of broadband internet, the local tax system, environmental standards for technology as well as diversity and gender equality in the workplace and freedom of expression all play a role.

It is a pleasure to honor Belgium as Innovation Champion at CES 2023. Belgium has embraced policies that fuel innovation and empower entrepreneurs.

Gary Shapiro
CEO of

Life-altering technologies

“Belgium has succeeded in combining all those factors,” explained Gary Shapiro, CEO of, during the awards ceremony. “Belgium has implemented policies that fuel innovation and allow entrepreneurs to develop technologies that improve the lives of millions of people.”

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Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Reported by
website ITdaily
12 January 2023

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