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SHARE YOUR SUPERCHARGING JOURNEY MAP Text Martin Gillet , Bram Luyten and Joanna Pays - Photos Bram Luyten

Bram Luyten is a Tesla enthusiast and technology entrepreneur from Leuven. He is the creator of a new website which lets you track your exploration of the supercharger network while virtually connecting and gaming with friends.

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOUR BACKGROUND IN TECHNOLOGY I am a 37 year old entrepreneur living in Leuven. Growing up in the eighties, I got my first taste of computing on my dad’s Commodore 64. I started my entrepreneurship by making and selling websites to a few local businesses as a teenager.

15 years ago, I co-founded Atmire, a venture-capital-backed spinoff from K.U. Leuven University. Atmire accelerates science, by addressing the problem of fast, global and free access to the latest scientific discoveries. This area is dominated by a handful of very large scientific publishers, who generally put scientific articles behind paywalls. We are trying to change this, so that universities retain the copyright over what they produce and share it themselves, through online databases called “Institutional Repositories”. We are helping them to build these repositories.

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