FAQs

If you have questions about filling out the form or the nomination process, please review our Frequently Asked Questions here. Deadline of nominations is December 31st 2016 Jan 21st 2017(extended)
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What is TR35 Global?

Established in 1999 as the TR100, the annual TR35 Global list recognizes the world’s 35 most outstanding innovators who are younger than 35. The awards span a wide range of fields, including biomedicine, computing, communications, energy, materials, web and transportation. We are searching for individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades. Our goal is to recognize the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems. We also reward ingenious and elegant work that matters to the world at large – not just to peers in a particular field or industry.

MIT Technology Review showcases the TR35 Global winners in our September/October issue and online at www.technologyreview.com/tr35 . We also recognize the finalists for TR35 Global at the EmTech MIT conference in November.


What is TR35 India-Innovators Under 35?

We are looking for 10 innovators under the age of 35 who exemplify the spirit of innovation in business and technology. We encourage you to nominate young researchers and entrepreneurs who are using technology to come up with creative and inspirational projects that provide solutions to global problems. The 10 honourees are recognized not only for their advances in a field of research, but also for their capacity to make an impact on society as a whole, and to lead the future of technology. We will also recognize the finalists for TR35 India at the EmTech India conference to be held on 9th-10th March, 2017 in New Delhi.
Further, Winners of the TR35 India will be automatically entered into the TR35 Global nomination process.


What is the difference between the regional versions of the TR35 and the TR35 Global?

In 2009, MIT Technology Review launched regional versions of the competition with TR35 India. Now there are regional versions in 20 different countries. TR35 India is opening nominations on 3rd November 2016. The winners of the regional TR35 competitions are automatically qualified for the TR35 Global competition as well.


What are the rules for participating in the TR35 India?

TR35 India is the list of the top innovators under the age of 35 from India. Nominees must be under the age of 35 as of 1st October 2017. Nominees must be citizens of India.


How are members of the TR35 India list chosen?

The editors of MIT Technology Review and MINT solicit specific information from each nominee. A distinguished panel of judges--technologists, inventors, and entrepreneurs - uses this information to evaluate the nominees. The judges make the final selections based on a detailed process.


Who are the judges?

The TR35 judges are experts in their fields, outstanding technologists, inventors, and entrepreneurs working in top universities and companies around the world. The list of judges changes each year and is published on our website.


What do you mean by "affiliation(s)"?

This is simply the nominee's place of work or study. We provide multiple fields in case a nominee is both working and studying for an advanced degree (e.g., MBA) and in case a student or professor is founding a company. Please do not list professional memberships or the schools where a nominee has previously earned degrees.


Does a TR35 winner have to be at a university?

No! Past winners have come from start-ups, large companies, government agencies, and nonprofits, as well as from universities around the world. We encourage nominations from institutions of all types.


Whom should I list as references?

These should be advisors, supervisors, coworkers, or colleagues at other institutions who are familiar with the nominee’s work and who are able to describe the work and its importance. These people should be willing and able to provide a short (approximately one-page) letter in support of the nominee.
 

What are you looking for in the nominee description?

This should be a brief capsule summary of the technical work for which you believe the nominee deserves recognition, including an explanation of its impact, both within the nominee’s field and in the wider world. 


Can a nominator be listed as a reference?

Yes! However, we will request a separate letter of support for the nominee. If you feel the nominee description submitted online is a complete account of the candidate’s work and highlights the reasons you believe he or she should be included in the TR35, please list a different reference.