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Innovators under the age of 35 from the MIT Technology Review, a publication from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, arrive for the first time in Ecuador.
The goal is to recognize young people with the most creative and impressive technology projects that are transforming the way we teach, access to energy sources, or the way we work and live.
The Under 35 Innovators Awards, are the highest recognition in the world to young people who are leading the forefront of technology, covering all areas of technology, from Internet and web to biomedicine or new materials.
The only requirements: Ecuadorian be less than 35 years and creator of innovative technology that generates real impact on key societal areas.
The invitation was made at Yachay City of Knowledge for the opening of Innopolis, the National System of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center.
Experts of national and international prestige discussed the development of the innovation ecosystem in Latin America and how to promote economic and social development through entrepreneurship and technology.
“We looked for young innovators who dare to face the current problems and generate solutions with real impact. Innovators under 35 develop emerging technologies with potential, being born today, that will have a positive impact on millions of lives tomorrow, “says Angel Colomina, Deputy Director of the Spanish edition of MIT Technology Review and CEO of Opinno, innovation consultant and organizer of the event.
““Innovators under 35” is an opportunity to publicize to the world that there are innovators in Ecuador with technological potential. We are no longer a country that produces only bananas and cacao, now we produce technology. In Ecuador there is a high potential for entrepreneurship and innovation. “Ramiro Moncayo, Manager of Industrial Development and Production of Yachay Public Company said.
The deadline for the nomination is open until March 5th through the online platform. A jury of expert technologists, investors and academics of international prestige evaluate and project profiles of the candidates and, with the editorial team of MIT Technology Review, elect five young people with the most innovative and highest social and economic impact projects.
Global Community of Innovators
Innovators under 35 gathers young pioneers, entrepreneurs and inventors with the most talent worldwide. Since 1999, MIT Technology Review every year presents Innovators under 35 worldwide. These young people are leading the forefront of technology and generating new solutions to problems that concern society today. Since 2010 local editions of Innovators under 35 are held worldwide. In Latin America, more than 150 young people have been recognized in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Central America, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.
This recognition has become a world leader in the discovery and promotion of emerging talent, and is generating the largest community of young innovators who are transforming the future of their country and region. (SA-VE / YACHAY EP)