Helping people help people

The daily mission to create a better and healthier world extends beyond our work as an innovator. Materialise supports a number of projects that enable people to actively help other people around the world.

Benin Summer School
Supporting Benin's future managers

Materialise’s Summer School Benin project, run together with Hubi & Vinciane, provides scholarships that open the door of higher education to students with management potential. We select the students that prove themselves during a special month-long, Summer School program. This requires them to work on a community-based project using skills later needed for to run local hospitals and schools.

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Silk Road China
Impacting young Chinese children

Materialise China, together with Adream and TEACH are bringing innovation to West Chinese children using a mobile Dream Bus. Through the transmission of three core competencies - creative-thinking, problem-solving and co-creation - students grow self-confidence, broaden their mind-set and are introduced to 3D printing.

African Drive
Setting Africa in motion

The state of the roads and vehicles in Africa is a clear obstacle to economic development. African Drive, which was founded by our CEO Fried Vancraen, aims to challenge European automotive companies and their suppliers to bring a series of vans onto the African markets that are specifically suited to the needs of Africa - both functionally and economically.