About Innovators Under 35

 

The search is on for 10 innovators from Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Taiwan, whose superb technical work promises to change the world. Who do you think belongs on the regional Innovators Under 35 list?

 

Since 1999, MIT Technology Review has honoured the young innovators whose inventions and research we find most exciting. Today that collection is Innovators Under 35, a list of technologists and scientists, all under the age of 35. Their work - spanning biomedicine, computing, communications, energy, materials, software, transportation, web and internet, and more - is changing our world.

 

The 10 selected innovators will present a three-minute elevator pitch at EmTech Asia 2019. Innovators from Hong Kong will also be able to present their breakthroughs at EmTech Hong Kong 2019. Nominees must be under the age of 35 as of 1 October 2019. They must be citizens or current residents (including students) of one of the following countries: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Nominations for the 2019 Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific list have opened.

 

Questions? Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

 

 

*Self-nomination is allowed

 

Timeline

30 March 2018 Nominations open
7 September 2018 Nominations close
September / October 2018 Judging and selection process
20 November 2018 Announcement of 10 honourees via website and press release
22 - 23 January 2019 Presentation and ceremony at EmTech Asia

 

Not sure if you should nominate? Hear what past Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific honourees thought about being listed:

 

“Emtech Asia - and Singapore - is definitely the next hub after Silicon Valley that you want to be part of, where great minds meet. Besides the mind-blowing convergence of technology, engineering, medicine & entrepreneurship, a vast network of investors has also enabled us to verbally secure a deal worth S$ 200,000, just after a 3-minute pitch. Yes! This is the next valley! Singapore valley!”
Dhesi Raja, Cofounder & Chief Scientist, Artificial Intelligence in Medical Epidemiology (AIME) & Innovator Under 35 Asia Pacific 2017 honouree

 

“It was a great honour to be listed as one of the Innovators Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review. EmTech is an incredible global platform to deliver inspiring ideas and to seek support from the innovation community. I am working on biomedical devices on patient-derived models for direct detection and evaluation of diseases, and this scene has opened up many opportunities for me and the others.”
Bee Luan Khoo, Senior Post Doctoral Associate, BioSystems and Micromechanics (BioSyM) Inter-Disciplinary Research Group, Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) & Innovator Under 35 Asia Pacific 2018 honouree

 

“I am a scientist and also a lecturer at University of New South Wales. We are trying to develop new systems for early cancer diagnosis and also treatment of patients who have cancer. Being a Innovator Under 35 Asia Pacific listee is an honour and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The award has helped me progress much faster in my academic career, in addition to securing more funding for my research.”
Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani, Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering University of New South Wales & Innovator Under 35 Asia Pacific 2016 honouree

 

“I develop new materials that are inspired by nature and made using the same components as nature. The outreach of Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific enabled many people to learn about our work. Because of this outreach, several people from industrial and academic environments have approached us looking to collaborate and support our work. TR35 is a great opportunity to publicize your work and establish new collaborations.”
Javier Gomez Fernandez, Assistant Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design & Innovator Under 35 Asia Pacific 2016 honouree

 

“Receiving recognition from MIT Technology Review is inspiring, as it's important for those of us developing new tech in the trenches of Asia to know that innovations coming out of Asia do get noticed. It also gives investors renewed confidence in the innovation that is taking place in this part of the world, which, in reality is a vibrant scene of innovation. I encourage those who know of people doing good work in this neck of the woods to nominate them because we need to hear more Asian success stories to inspire us.”
Peh Ruey Feng, Principal Investigator, Advent Access & Innovator Under 35 Asia Pacific 2015 honouree

 

“Being named one of the innovators under 35 was an incredible honor, and this conference provided an extraordinary platform to share and learn about the most exciting ideas in technology today.”
John Ho, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS) & Innovator Under 35 Asia Pacific 2017 honouree

 

“EmTech Asia 2016 has been a mind-blowing event with the different impactful themes and inspiring speakers. It certainly has connected me to key funding partners that will help push my soft wearable robots into the healthcare market.”
Raye Chen-Hua Yeow, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore & Innovator Under 35 Asia Pacific 2016 honouree