31 engineering students form the basis of the Innoptus Solar Team. Every two years, they build a brand new solar car to participate in international solar challenges. In 2021, the team took their new car, the BluePoint Atlas, to the Solar Challenge Morocco. This year, the team went to South Africa for the Atlas's second international solar challenge. Now, they are building the tenth Belgian solar car with which they're going to participate in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia, next year.
There is one goal that I want to achieve together with the team: becoming world champions at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2023. This will only be possible by providing the ideal combination of team spirit and the will to make our craziest dreams come true...
BUSINESS RELATIONS & HEAD OF MARKETING
For me, the Solar Team is the symbol of the engineering profession pure and simple: 20 passionate students combining their technical and scientific knowledge to develop a new, innovative and groundbreaking car. Solving unforeseen problems, pushing technological and...
During my studies as an Industrial Engineer, I have always committed myself to do more than just study. Within the Solar Team, I want to continue this ambition and turn my education into more than just a job. With my commitment to the Solar Team, I want to inspire...
When I started studying for Technology Engineering at Group T in 2019, I immediately saw a big hype among the students around the Solar Team. This since we won the World Solar Challenge back then! Since then, my goal was to be part of this beautiful project myself...
During my training as a business engineer, I regularly came into contact with certain innovations and technologies from an economic point of view. Although this perspective was very interesting, I was always triggered by the more technical side. Once I started my...
HIGH VOLTAGE ENGINEER & HEAD OF ENERGY
By pushing the boundaries of renewable technology and expanding them further, we are paving the way towards a carbon-free world. With the Solar Team, we are always looking for innovative systems such as new generation solar cells, batteries and...
HIGH VOLTAGE ENGINEER
Worldwide, the electrification results in a transition of the mobility due to the high necessity of more environmentally friendly transport. The Solar Team has a two-sided role here. On the one hand innovating at technical level, on the other hand make it more...
HIGH VOLTAGE ENGINEER
I am personally passionate about sustainability and the environment, and the Solar Team gives me an ideal opportunity to work on new sustainable technologies and implement them in a solar car. For example, in my job I get to work on the solar panel, which is...
Annelies De Geeter
RACE STRATEGIST ENGINEER
As a strategist, I am responsible for getting the best out of the solar car in order to win the upcoming races. This includes monitoring all components of the solar car during the race, such as available and incoming energy, temperature of the engine and brakes...
LOW VOLTAGE ENGINEER
Participating in this innovative project where we will build a solar car that will travel all over Australia solely on solar energy is an opportunity not to be missed and a huge challenge! After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in industrial sciences at Group T, this...
LOW VOLTAGE ENGINEER
Ever since I was little, I have been looking for projects and challenges. After my bachelor this hunger has not diminished. Building a solar car is the ultimate challenge for me! Together with Ebert, I will be responsible for the Low Voltage parts of the car...
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER & HEAD OF MECHANICS
From an early age, I was fascinated by technology and science, so engineering studies really were my cup of tea. After my studies I was looking for a challenge that also has a real impact on our world, the Solar Team was perfect. With twenty...
Since childhood, I have been fascinated by technology and cars, but during my engineering studies I missed out on some practical experience. That is why I have now found the ideal challenge at the Solar Team. Together with a group of motivated and creative...
After having obtained my Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, I was looking for an inspiring challenge to complete my master’s degree. I have been following the ins and outs of the Belgian Solar Team for a while now and I am thrilled to be able to work as a...
Let's give ourselves the opportunity to reach our dreams! Joining the Solar Team is a unique opportunity to develop our engineering and creative talents while working on a project that is definitely future oriented. After completing my studies, I had to dive into...
I've been interested in technology since I was a kid, with a passion for anything with a motor, gears and wheels. I also like extreme challenges, such as designing, producing and racing a solar car with 19 other students in 15 months. The choice was quickly made to...
Throughout my trajectory as a mechanical engineering student, my desire to have a positive impact on the future grew. Now that my master studies are over, I want to contribute to the growing legacy of the Belgian Solar Team. Together with Christophe and Lander, we...
Mick De Zeine
After finishing my master’s degree at Group T, I wanted to end my academic career on a high note. With the Solar Team being in the back of my mind since starting my studies, it was the perfect opportunity to embark on this incredible adventure...
Ever since I was a young boy, I have been intrigued by everything that has to do with science, especially the aero-space industry. At night, I used to dream about riding a rocket to the moon and during the day, I couldn’t help but be amazed by the...
We are not always aware of it, but the flow of air is ever present around us. It's only when we're running late for an appointment that we notice how hard we have to pedal on our bike. There can't always be a headwind, right? This "invisible" drag results...
What does an engineer do? Many would say he writes his own story. He doesn’t reproduce an existing design, but invents a totally new product. My personal ambition is to do better than that and to look for a new way to write and tell that story.
HEAD OF ENERGY & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
The biggest challenge of our lifetime will probably be the transformation towards a carbon neutral world. What will mobility look like in this future?
HEAD OF MECHANICS & MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Racing has always been a great passion. Designing and producing innovative mechanical systems myself to help the solar car to victory is the pinnacle of engineering for me.
Lode Van Mierloo
As a young engineering student, I was missing an extreme challenge associated with my studies. A project that involved technology, teamwork and innovation would meet this challenge.
Ever since the beginning of my studies, I have followed the Solar Team with great interest. As a Group T student, it is very motivating to see fellow students grow in the solar racing community and achieve fantastic results year after year.
During my engineering studies, I have always looked for an additional challenge. Now that I have graduated, it is time for the biggest challenge of all: to be part of a group of motivated engineering students who will do everything they can to win an international race with their own solar car.
LOW VOLTAGE ENGINEER
I have been fascinated by technology and especially by electronics since I was young. The choice for an engineering study was easily made.
After graduating my Bachelor of Engineering Technology at Group T, I had gained much knowledge concerning engineering applications, but was unhappy with my lack of experience in the field.
My interest in aerodynamics started at a young age. As a child, I was very interested in aeroplanes. It spoke to my imagination how these huge planes could stay in the air without anything pulling them up.
In the coming decades, the world will undergo an energy transition and say goodbye to fossil fuels. As an engineering student, I would love to make my contribution to this.