MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 Competition – Call for Nominations

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We are looking for the next big stars in technology!  Since 1999, MIT Technology Review, the world’s oldest and most respected technology publication, has identified the top young innovators under the age of 35. The group includes many of the most famous people in technology such as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin. TR35 nominees are recognized annually for their contribution in transforming the nature of technology in industries such as biotechnology, computing, energy, medicine, transportation and the web. 

We are now running the competition in Singapore, including the rest of Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The 10 selected TR35 Singapore finalists will be celebrated in person at the EmTech Singapore conference on January 20-21, 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. They automatically become candidates and potential finalists for the global TR35 list celebrated in the fall of 2014 in Boston. MIT Technology Review also showcases these global winners in the September/October issue and online at www.technologyreview.com/tr35. 

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 Our goal is to acknowledge the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems and to reward ingenious and elegant work that matters to the world at large.

Nominees must be 35 or under as of October 1, 2014. They must be citizens of (or work in) one of the following countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Australia or New Zealand. 

Categories: Biomedicine, Computing, Communications, Energy, Materials, Web, Transportation

Dr Zhang Baile of Nanyang Technical University (NTU) was a recipient of the 2012 MITTR Global TR35 Awards for his innovative work on invisibility cloak.

TR35 Singapore is composed of a distinguished panel of judges who are experts and leaders in their fields. Among them are:

  • Olivia Lum, CEO, Hyflux
  • Pierre Hennes, Managing Partner, Extream Ventures
  • Gerhard Schmitt, Senior Vice President, ETH- CREATE
  • Teo Ming Kian, Chairman, Vertex Venture Holdings
  • Stephen Wise, Senior Director, Eli Lily
  • Foong Sew Bun, Chief Technology Officer, IBM

Nominations can be submitted online at http://www.emtech.sg/tr35/nominate/. Nominations close on 27 September 2013.

About EmTech Singapore 

TR35 Awards is a part of EmTech Singapore, the premier conference on emerging technologies hosted by MIT Technology Review. This annual global event, which has been running for 12 years in Boston and to be held in Singapore for the very first time on 20- 21 January 2014, provides access to the latest technologies and trends, as well as the opportunity to make connections with renowned innovators and senior-level decision makers from the business, investment, and technology communities. Most of all, it is a place of inspiration: an opportunity to glimpse the future of technology and begin to understand how these innovations and trends are going to affect you, your business, and the world.

EmTech Singapore will feature over 30 speakers who are world-renowned innovators and thought leaders. Keynote sessions, insightful panels, and groundbreaking presentations–of a caliber only Technology Review can deliver–are combined with networking opportunities and live demonstrations.

For more information, please visit www.emtechsingapore.com 

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