Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
I previously cofounded CORE CVBA-so, where we gave sustainable engineering consultancy to SME that can't afford the normal expensive consultancy. I also cofounded The Blue Academy together with Maarten Arits and several other innovators. With this organizations we introduced the students of the KUL to the principles of biomimicry and how these could be used for ecofriendly innovations. Together with Jasper, I was previously working on another startup, called SubC, to provide an novel anchor for wave energy devices. This would bring down the costs of wave energy with 30%, but it proved to be to expensive to build for a startup. Jasper himself has been awarded as winner of the Belgian Battle of Talents in 2014 with their businessplan on Greenwater. Luc Berben worked for over 25 years for Materialise and pioneered in building most of their ICT infrastructure for the first 3D printing technology.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
Turbulent is being supported by the following mentors: Maarten Laga (VAP Vlaanderen), Stefan Smets (KIC Innoenergy), Jan Caris, Dirk Lievens (KBC), VITO, Luc Sterckx, Sven de Cleyn (Iminds), Startup Chile.