Month: September 2022

‘If Diamond Giants Don’t Adjust Their Business Model, Their Time Is Up’

‘If Diamond Giants Don’t Adjust Their Business Model, Their Time Is Up’

On September 30, the Belgian business newspaper De Tijd published an article about HB Antwerp. The English translation of this article can be read here:   ‘If Diamond Giants Don’t Adjust Their Business Model, Their Time Is Up’ The Antwerp diamond specialist HB Antwerp and the Leuven inventors’ company Comate are jointly developing trackers that […]

Diamonds Are Development’s Best Friend?

Diamonds Are Development’s Best Friend? DIAMONDS ARE DEVELOPMENT’S BEST FRIEND?

For many organizations, UNGA means business. This week that included a campaign called Diamonds for Development led by the Botswana government, with support from Belgium, Microsoft and diamond producer HB Antwerp. Together the organizations say they’re determined to help reset Europe-Africa relations, bring transparency to a notoriously opaque industry, and find ways to upskill and […]

Leveraging Innovation and Tech for Economic Transformation

Leveraging Innovation and Tech for Economic Transformation HB Antwerp event NY | Economic Transformation

Leveraging Innovation and Tech for Economic Transformation HB Antwerp Hosts Botswana President, Belgium Deputy Prime Minister, and Microsoft Vice President for Discussion. On 21 September, HB Antwerp hosted an intimate conversation on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly High-level Week to discuss how diamond and other natural resource-rich economies can be transformed across Africa […]

HB First to guarantee the lineage of diamonds with the launch of an IoT device

HB First to guarantee the lineage of diamonds with the launch of an IoT device

Cutting-Edge IoT Device Paired with Blockchain Technology Will Bring Unparalleled Transparency to the Mining Industry HB Antwerp unveiled the “HB Capsule,” a proprietary Internet of Things device that uses blockchain technology and data analytics to track every stage of a natural diamond’s journey – down to the most minute interaction – bringing clarity never seen […]

University Students in Botswana to Participate in HB Innovation Lab

University Students in Botswana to Participate in HB Innovation Lab

HB Antwerp is proud to announce the selection of thirty (30) soon-to-be graduates from Botswana to participate in the second session of the HB Innovation Lab. Launched in 2021, in partnership with boutique pan-African incubator WomHub, the HB Innovation Lab is a comprehensive training program intended to cultivate sector-specific skills and offer meaningful, in-country training […]