Internationals in Leuven - Marko Topalovic
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This Serbian was on a quest to acquire knowledge and ended up as a CEO
Marko Topalović, PhD is CEO and co-founder of ArtiQ (Leuven, Belgium). Marko was born and raised in Belgrade (Serbia). In 2012, he came to Belgium on a quest to acquire more knowledge and obtain a PhD degree.
Before co-founding ArtiQ, as a postdoctoral researcher at University Hospitals Leuven, Marko worked on improving and developing machine learning algorithms for the diagnosis of lung diseases.
Marko at a glance
- Length of time in the Leuven Region: 10+ years
- Reason for coming to Leuven: PhD studies
- Favorite spot in Leuven: Arenberg Park
- Favorite phrase in Dutch: Verschrikkelijk ('terrible') because it sounds so funny when you pronounce it. Second place is: Pintje ('beer'
- KU Leuven PhD and postdoc programs
- KU Leuven Research & Development – technology and knowledge transfer
- Marko got support from KBC Start-It in setting up his company
- In the video, you saw Marko enjoying Arenberg park and castle and drinking coffee at Swartehond
- If you're searching for a great scientific career, Marko recommends you check the KU Leuven jobs website
- You're also welcome to check out the following links for jobs at Artiq https://www.artiq.eu/jobs/, or https://www.linkedin.com/company/artiq-eu
- Or you can get connected with Marko directly via his LinkedIn profile
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