We are a multi-cultural team with two co-founders from Belgium. Jasper has Master degrees in both Finance and Law. Geert is a Master in Electromechanics and Intelligent Mobility. Their backgrounds come together in a complementary way ever since they first started working together in 2012 on a start-up challenge. Other team members with expertise in IT, sales, marketing, product development, quickly joined from Europe, Asia and South America. Furthermore, Turbulent is backed by a network of experienced advisors and consultants.
The Turbulent team has secured Seed funding and Belgian and European research grants since 2015, and is being supported by the European Innoenergy program, the iMinds/IMEC incubator, StartIt@KBC, Start-up Chile and Parallel 18.
Founder & CFO
Founder & Chief Innovator
Walter J.R. Buydens
We bring clean and affordable electricity to remote locations by developing new technologies and empowering local cultures to use them.
We believe the future of electricity is in decentralized and connected devices. Just like nature, which also works in networks of small units, our technologies have to go small to have a large impact. Nature is our first source of inspiration.
Our big moments.
5 kW. Denver, UK
15 kW. Vale das Lobas, Portugal (coming soon)
30 kW. Idaho, USA
Cleantech Hero 2021
1st prize winner
150 kW. Mindanao, The Philippines. (coming soon)
600 kW. Yilan, Taiwan (coming soon)
5.5 kW. Otepää, Estonia. (learn more)
5 kW. Versailles, France. (learn more)
2nd place. Limburg Innovation Award 2019. Hasselt, Belgium
15 kW pilot. Bali Green School. Bali, Indonesia (learn more)
5 kW. Cunco, Chile. (learn more)
Horizon 2020 grant.
15 kW pilot. Molino California. Donihue, Chile (learn more)
3rd place. EIT Venture Award. Budapest
Turbulent videos go viral. +100M views
1st place. KBC Bolero Crowdfunding award
1st prize. Hotdesq incubator program. Brisbane
1st prize. Engie Endeavor Innovation South America. Santiago, Chile
Innovators under 35, MIT Technology review, Boston, USA
1st prize. Orcelle: Future Of Logistics Award. Ocean Exchange. Orcelle. Savannah, USA
2.2 kW pilot. Cleerbeek, Belgium
Winner P18 Incubator
1st prize. Pitch Startup Nations Summit. Best startup in the world. Monterrey, Mexico
1st prize. Startup Chile Incubator
3rd place. Hello Tomorrow Challenge. Paris, France
Official founding of Turbulent
Winner of Cleantech Challenge Belgium. Leuven, Belgium
2nd place. Cleantech Challenge International