21 April 2014

EmTech calls for nominations for Innovators Under 35 Singapore

EmTech Singapore is seeking ten innovators under the age of 35 who exemplify the spirit of innovation in business and technology to highlight as part of the Innovators Under 35 Singapore competition. Those associated with breakthroughs, innovations, and significant impact on their target audiences are the people whom the organisers of Innovators Under 35 Singapore wants to see.

Innovators Under 35 has been organised by MIT Technology Review since 1999, and honoured some of the world’s most brilliant minds such as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, JB Straubel of Tesla, Silicon Valley veteran investor Marc Andreessen and Nobel laureate Konstantin Novoselov.

Innovators Under 35 Singapore is the regional segment of the global competition, covering all countries in Southeast Asia plus Australia and New Zealand. 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. 

Ten honourees will be chosen by a panel of judges and the editors of Technology Review, and automatically enter the global competition.

The scope covered is very wide; the organisers say anyone who has developed a project based on technological innovation and applied research in any field of research will be considered. Categories include biomedicine, computing, communications, energy, materials, web and Internet, as well as transportation.
Anyone who is a citizen or current resident of a Southeast Asian country, Australia or New Zealand and who is also under the age of 35 as of 1 October 2015 is eligible to join. Nominations close on 22 August, and self-nominations are accepted. More information can be found here.