MIT Technology Review’s search for Innovators Under 35

For the past 17 years, MIT Technology Review has been on the search for the top young innovators in the world under the age of 35. This search has identified many of the biggest names in technology today including Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla’s JB Straubel and Google’s Larry Page.

And this year, the competition is on yet again! MIT Technology Review is on the search for the next great innovator. If you are a citizen or a resident of countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan, Myanmar, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and of course, Cambodia, you’re eligible to join the competition. Oh! The competition is open to those who are students in the above countries as well.

All you need to do is to logon to and submit your nomination form. You could nominate yourself or, if you have a friend, family member or simply know someone who has a great idea, you could nominate them too.

MIT Technology Review will then assess each submission in terms of its creativity, ingenuity and the impact the work can have on society and the world in the years to come.

In terms of the eligible topics for nomination, this year’s competition is zooming into several technical areas. These areas are as follows ­– biotech and medicine, computer and electronics hardware, energy, nanotech and materials, internet and web, software, telecommunications and transportation.

Using these criteria, MIT Technology Review will then select the top 10. With such a wide range of topics, we at GIC believe that the next great innovator can be found in Cambodia.

MIT Technology Review will then select the top 10 who will get to present their idea at EmTech Asia 2017, held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 14-15 February. The conference will give the shortlisted candidates unparalleled media coverage and provide them with a platform to showcase their work and network with accomplished innovators and investors.

Additionally, the shortlisted individuals will also automatically become candidates for the global list of innovators under 35. This list will be celebrated in the fall of 2017 at the MIT Media Lab in Boston, USA.

Those who qualify for the global list of innovators under 35 will also be featured in the September/October issue of MIT Technology Review.

For more information, you could drop an email to or visit their FAQ page at Don’t delay in getting your nominations in because the window for nominations closes on 25 September.
So what are you waiting for? If you’ve got a great idea or know someone who has one, nominate that person to be MIT Technology Review’s Top 10 Innovators under 35.