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The Department of Science and Technology and EmTech Asia have recently began the search for the 2017 MIT Technology Review's Innovators.

Also known as TR35, the call for nominations goes out to young innovators under the age of 35 who have developed new technologies or have creative ways of applying existing technologies to solve problems.

Listed below is the selection criteria:

1. Nominees must be 35 or under as of October 1 2017. They must be citizens or current residents (including students) of one of the following countries:

Thailand Philippines Myanmar
Singapore Vietnam Taiwan
Malaysia Laos Australia
Indonesia Cambodia New Zealand

2. Creativity, ingenuity and impact of the nominee's work to society and the world in the
years to come

3. Technical areas:

Biomedicine Energy Transportation
Computing Materials  
Communication Web & Internet  

Nominations may be submitted at

The 10 selected innovators will be celebrated at MIT Technology review's EmTech Asia in Singapore on February 14-15, 2017. These 10 will also automatically become candidates for the global TR35 list celebrated in the fall of 2017 at the MIT Media Lab in Boston, USA.

MIT Technology Review also showcases the global TR35 list in the September/October issue and online at

The Big Event

EmTech Asia is an annual event that showcases emerging technologies and serves as an access point to the most innovative people and companies in the world. The event offers a glimpse into the future and helps people understand the technologies that will change the face of business and drive the new global economy.

Since 1999, MIT Technology Review has identified the top young innovators under the age of 35 whose superb technical work promises to change the world. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla's JB Straubel and Google's Sergey Brin are just a few of the outstanding innovators who have made the TR35 list.

To learn more about the event, visit Questions may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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