HB Antwerp Innovation Lab

Are you a soon-to-be or a new graduate with skills in the engineering and technology industry? The HB Antwerp Innovation Lab is here to prepare you with a program that will include an intensive month-long virtual core program, followed by two months of virtual support and mentorship. Participants in the program will also improve their skillsets, including innovation and intrapreneurship; gain a greater understanding of the practical implications, and enhance their confidence in public speaking and networking. Our core learning pillars include innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

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HB Antwerp turns the diamond supply chain upside down starting with the customer. Utilizing technology, HB Antwerp brings simplicity and transparency to a typically complex supply chain. Everything happens in a closed-loop, backed with the latest technologies and tracked with blockchain making it 100% transparent from diamond mine to market. By aligning the different partners along the value chain from rough to polished and sharing complete data and information throughout the process from mine to consumer, for the first time, local governments get paid royalties on the actual polished prices of their diamonds instead of on the estimated rough value.

The program has been shaped to support Batswana in pursuing STEM careers, offering meaningful, in-country training and job opportunities. The program also aims to support the economy of Botswana, fostering long-term talent development and brand exposure for new graduates and mid-career engineers, while furthering gender parity in the diamond industry. Additionally, HB Antwerp aims to extend job offers to some of the participants upon completion of the program.


  • Gain exclusive access to resources on innovation, leadership, and intrapreneurial skills.

  • Gain a greater understanding of the practical implications of engineering.

  • Enhance confidence in public speaking and networking.

  • Gain the opportunity to be recruited by HB Antwerp in January 2022.


  • Applications are open to any gender

  • Applicants must be citizens of Botswana

  • Applications are open to new graduates open to work

  • Applicants must be studying full-time or new graduates open to work who studied towards an engineering tertiary level qualification at a university or university of technology in Botswana or neighbouring countries with the vision to remain or return to Botswana for full-time work.

  • Applicants who are currently studying must be in their penultimate to final year i.e. 3rd or 4th year of undergraduate studies or full-time postgraduate studies.

  • Applicants must be able to commit 3 – 5 hours per week in September 2021 for the core virtual program. This will be followed by a support programme in October – November 2021 requiring an average time commitment of 1 – 2 hours a week.

Eligible Regions: Botswana

Application Process

  • Apply online through the given link
  • It is recommended that responses are completed offline first as you cannot save your application and return it.
  • This form consists of the following sections:
    • Personal Details
    • Educational Background
    • Innovation
    • Leadership and Employability
    • Experience with Online Learning
    • Final Checks

Application Deadline: August 2, 2021

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