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    Young Innovators Under 35, Edizione 2014

    Si riaprono le danze per il premio dedicato ai Giovani Innovatori al di sotto dei trentacinque anni.

    What is Innovators Under 35 Italy

    Innovators Under 35 Italia is the Italian Section of a global Reward by MIT Technology Review, the historical US magazine, that promotes the spread of emerging technologies and analyzes their impact from many points of view: scientific, commercial, social and political.

    It is jointly promoted by MIT Technology Review (Italian Edition), and by the Research Innovation Entrepreneurship Forum, University of Padua. It aims is to collect and support best innovative ideas and projects of applied research developed in Italy, with relevant potential for the creation of technology based companies.

    Innovators Under 35 Italia is open to everyone who has an innovative project or who had already started a company and needs to build connections with other researchers, innovators, investors.

    Established in 1999, the Innovators Under 35 (previously called TR35) recognizes outstanding innovators under the age of 35 each year. The awards span a wide range of fields, including biotechnology, materials, computer hardware, energy, transportation and the Internet.

    The promoters are searching for individuals whose superb technical work holds great promise to shape the next decades. Their goal is to recognize the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.

    They also reward ingenious and elegant work that matters to the world at large in particular field or industry.

    Technology Review usually showcases the Innovators under 35 in its September/October issue.

    Technology Review and are published by Technology Review Inc., a company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


    The main aims of Innovators Under 35 Italia are:

    1. Highlighting the importance of scientific research for economic and social development

    2. Presenting best innovative ideas and projects developed in Italy

    3. Finding financial resources in order to support research and innovation projects

    4. Promoting the entrepreneurial culture based on innovation


    The best 10 ideas/projects:

    > Will be published in the daily on line , in the paper edition of the following month, and in the official website of the Research Innovation Entrepreneurship Forum;

    > Awarded projects will be presented during the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of MIT Technology Review Italy on May 11 and 12 in Bologna.

    > Will be admitted to the selection of the global Innovators Under 35;

    > Will receive an award from a distinguished scientist or entrepreneur.


    The competition is open to everyone who has a brilliant idea and has already developed a project based on technological innovation and applied research. Every field of research will be accepted. People coming from Universities and Research Centers, start-ups, medium to small companies, large corporations, no profit organizations, are encouraged to participate.

    Innovators Under 35 Italia applicants must be under the age of 35 on October 1, 2013 (born after October 1, 1978).

    Application procedures

    In order to compete, you are requested to present an idea based on technological innovation or the results of applied research. The idea and the results must be the original outcome of the efforts of the single participant.

    If you want to participate, please complete the online application that you find at, and in in all its fields. The application should be received by February 28, 2014 (The guidelines are on the websites and in For any information about the online application, please send an e-mail to


    A Scientific Committee will evaluate the projects. The Committee will include professors, researchers from different Universities, high-tech entrepreneurs, managers, seed and venture capitalists.

    The main criteria for the evaluation are the following: originality of the results, degree of innovation, impact of potential applications and their economic and social consequences. Each project will be evaluated along with the following criteria:

    The impact of the project: we want to reward people who introduce new and better solutions that change the way people live or work;

    The style: we want to reward elegant and brilliant solutions and the multidisciplinary perspective;

    The challenge: we want to reward projects that have ambitious targets;

    We want to reward original projects that people are currently working on.

    For further information, please visit: and

    Next year we will be presenting the stories in a new way. We’ve grouped them by categories that reflect the variety of approaches that people can take to solving big problems. The Inventors, for instance, are creating new technologies. The Entrepreneurs are turning technologies into viable businesses. The Visionaries are anticipating how technologies can make life better, while Humanitarians are concentrating on expanding opportunities. And the Pioneers are exploring new frontiers, setting the stage for future innovations.

    This project takes months of effort. It begins with nominations from the public and MIT Technology Review editors. People who have been selected by our publishing partners as local Innovators Under 35 in several regions worldwide are also considered. The editors go through the hundreds of candidates and select fewer than 100 finalists, all of whom will be younger than 35 on October 1. A panel of judges rates the finalists on the originality and impact of their work. Finally, the editors take the judges’ scores into account to select the group”.

    To participate, please fill in the application form, thank you.

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