Calling All Cambodian Innovators: Be a Part of MIT’s Coveted ‘Innovators Under 35’ List!

Do you know someone who embodies the spirit of innovation in business and technology? If so, do you think he/she have what it takes to be a part of the coveted ‘Innovators Under 35’ list? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then read on!

Remember EmTech 2015, Asia’s most exciting conference on emerging technologies? Well, Emtech is returning for another round of its dynamic event in 2016, along with MIT Technology Review’s regional “Innovators Under 35” competition.

MIT Technology Review has been recognizing and commending young innovators who come up with the most impressive inventions and research since 1999. Its regional list consists of technologists and scientists under 35 years old, including those from the biomedicine, computing, communications, energy, materials, internet, and transportation sectors.

Only 10 innovators will make it through to Emtech’s event in 2016, where they will get the opportunity to present a three minute elevator pitch in front of a live panel. Other than that, they will also become finalists for the global 35 Innovators under 35 list.

These 10 innovators can come from or be based in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand. Only those with an exceptional technical idea that is promising enough to make a change globally will be selected to be a part of this prestigious list. Past innovators of the TR35 include Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Danah Boyd from Microsoft, Sergey Brin from Google, and many more brilliant innovators.

To be nominated, one must be under 35 years old as of 1st October 2016. At the same time, they must either be citizens of or work in one of these countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Brunei, Taiwan, Australia or New Zealand.

So, who should be a part of the TR35 list? If the person has an outstanding idea and have already built a project pertaining to technological innovation and applied research, then he should definitely be nominated. Applicants from every field of research are also permitted to enter this nomination.

Those who should be highly motivated to participate should include researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators from universities and research centers, start-ups, SMEs, corporations, and non-profit organizations.

The different sections include biomedicine, computing, communications, energy, materials, web & Internet, and transportation.

Nominations close on the 18th September, so be sure not to miss this deadline! Submit your nomination here now! For more information, check out the FAQ page of TR35 here. Additionally, check out the list of Innovators Under 35 in 2014 here.

For more information about EmTech Asia, visit their official website here.