MIT Technology Review looking for regional innovators under 35
By Digital News Asia September 2, 2014
- Search is on for 10 innovators under the age of 35 who exemplify spirit of innovation
- Will qualify for global TR35 competition, get 3min elevator pitch at EmTech Singapore
TECHNOLOGY magazine MIT Technology Review is looking for 10 young innovators from or based in South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, whose technical work promises to change the world.
Nominees must be under 35 as of Oct 1 2015. They must be citizens of, or work in, one of the following countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Brunei, Australia or New Zealand.
A distinguished panel of judges comprising technologists, inventors, entrepreneurs, and editors of MIT Technology Review, will select 10 innovators who exemplify the spirit of innovation in business and technology.
The aim is to recognise young researchers and entrepreneurs who are using technology to come up with creative and inspirational projects to provide solutions to real problems, the organisers said in a statement.
Nominations, including self-nominations, will be accepted until Sept 19, 2014. The 10 honourees will automatically qualify for the global TR35 competition and will present a three-minute elevator pitch at the EmTech Singapore 2015 conference.
EmTech is the annual global emerging technologies conference hosted by magazine. The conference has been running for 12 years. It started in the United States and has since moved to India, Mexico, China, Spain and Colombia, and now is in Singapore.
The event attracts top decision makers who are driving the global innovation economy, with over 400 attendees expected. Digital News Asia (DNA) is the official media partner.
What it takes to be listed
The judges seek innovators who introduce new and better solutions that change the way people live or work. Their work must be viewed as a breakthrough innovation; they will be assessed on their capacity to make an impact on society as a whole, and to lead the future of technology.
Anyone who has a brilliant idea and has developed a project based on technological innovation and applied research can submit an entry. Entries from every field of research are accepted.
Researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators from universities and research centres, startups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), corporations, and non-profit organisations are encouraged to participate.
Categories include biomedicine, computing, communications, energy, materials, web and Internet, and transportation.
For the FAQ, go here. To submit a nomination, go here. To watch a video of last’s year EmTech, click below:
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