MIT Technology Review searches for the 35 most brilliant young innovators in Europe


The technology magazine from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology launches a regional program in Europe to recognize the talent of young people with the most disruptive technological projects.

Innovators Under 35 Europe 2019 will award the 35 young men and women entrepreneurs with the most outstanding and innovative projects falling under areas in technology such as robotics, biotechnology, transport, telecommunications, energy, new materials or artificial intelligence. Nominations will be open until the 14th of March for candidates born in any country within the European Union, the European Economic Area (EEA), the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the Schengen countries, or who have resided there for at least 5 years.

MIT Technology Review, the world’s oldest technology magazine, published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has just announced the launch of the new edition of the Innovators Under 35 Europe Awards.

The aim of this competition is to discover the most disruptive technological projects in Europe and to recognize the talent of these young innovators in order to give them the recognition they deserve. The search for the 35 best profiles lasts until March 14th, 2019. The conditions for applying are as follows:

  • The applicants must have the nationality of one of the member countries of the European
    Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the Schengen countries, or have resided there for at least 5 years.
  • Be under 35 years of age.
  • Work on technological innovations that fall under biotechnology and medicine, hardware, computers and electronics, software, internet, artificial intelligence, robotics, telecommunications, nanotechnology and materials, energy and transport. In turn, these innovations must show the potential to generate a positive impact in the world and transform society.

Following the closing of nominations, a jury composed by experts and editors of MIT Technology Review will select the 35 winners. These winners will receive this prestigious recognition and have their unique story published in the MIT Technology Review.

All the Innovators Under 35 selected will join this international community, which is made up of more than 300 laureates in Europe and all around the world. These have been carefully chosen amongst almost 4,000 candidates that have registered in the competition. Some of these winners have been:

  • Sergey Brin: co-founder of Google, the biggest and most popular search engine in the world. This Russian born Stanford Graduate was only 25 when Google first went live in Mountain View, California.
  • Daniel Ek: co-founder of Spotify, a streaming platform that provides legal, on-demand
    access to millions of songs. Today the company is valued at more than $20 billion.
  • Timothée Boitouzet: creator of Woodoo, a new type of translucent and fireproof wood that makes a sustainable material as resistant as concrete.
  • Luz Rello: founder of Change Dyslexia, company that has as a main goal to discover how to
    help people with dyslexia through technology.
  • Olga Malinkiewicz : A pioneer in semi transparent and ultrafine solar cell printing technology.
  • Xavier Damman: co-founder of Storify and more recently OpenCollective.
  • Isaac Castro : co-founder of Adaptable (an operating table with a mechanism that improves the administration of external radiotherapy) and Emerge.
  • Thibault Duchemin: creator of Ava, the first app that transcribes group conversations for the
    deaf and hearing-impaired.
  • Enass Abo-Hamed: co-founder of H2GO Power and currently developing a new system of energy storage that optimizes the potential and the availability of renewable energies.
  • Thibault Duchemin: creator of Ava, the first application that converts voice into text in real time in a group conversation and distinguishes each speaker to help the integration of people with hearing disabilities.
  • Julien de Wit: has developed new analysis and modeling techniques capable of observing
    and describing the composition of planets located outside the Solar System.
  • Victor Drillard: creator of Desktop Genetics, a platform that uses artificial intelligence to identify the best CRISPR vectors to create personalized and precise gene therapies for each patient.
  • Daniel Wiegand: co-founder of Lilium, has created planes capable of taking off vertically that could potentially become the taxis of the future in order to avoid traffic jams.
  • Abi Ramanan: co-founder of ImpactVision, a company that uses hyperspectral images to inspect the chemical composition of food and from this, examining parameters such as freshness, tenderness, or moisture in order to avoid or eliminate food waste
  • Andreas Cleve: co-founder of Corti, an AI-powered decision maker that aids emergency dispatchers in identifying important patterns and alerts them of urgent instances, such as cardiac arrest.

Anyone can submit their candidature or propose candidates in this new edition of Innovators Under 35
through this link until March 14th, 2019.

About MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review is the oldest tech magazine in the world, published by Technology Review Inc., an independent company property of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Founded in 1899, it’s the leader of its sector and a world authority on the future of telecommunications, energy, information technology, materials, biomedicine, and internet. Its main goal is to promote the knowledge of emerging technologies and analyze its commercial, political and social implications. Its innovation perspective helps and guides the leaders in the technology industry (entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors) improve the global economy.

About the Innovators Under 35
For more than a decade, the MIT Technology Review recognizes, each year, young innovators and most talented entrepreneurs in the world, through Innovators Under 35, the global edition takes place in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States. The objective of these awards is to recognize innovation, the development of new technologies and the creative application of the already existing innovations in order to solve current problems and stimulate progress in global issues. Currently, there are several regional editions of Innovators Under 35 that carry the search for the best technical talent every
year to all corners of the planet.


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