Since 2012, MIT Technology Review has been performing a talent search in several Latin American countries for the most talented young innovators and entrepreneurs who are developing new technologies to address the most pressing issues faced by society. To that end, the magazine, property of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has celebrated local editions of its most prestigious competition in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Central America, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, always pursuing the same objective: to award innovation.
Beginning last year, the competition has gone one step further by aiming to compile a pool of 35 profiles from all around the Latin American continent. The call for nominations for this year's edition is now open until March 12.
The 35 Innovators Under 35 Latin America were chosen in 2017 from more than 2.000 applications by a jury formed by experts in technology and innovation coming from all industries. Inventors, Pioneers, Entrepreneurs, Visionaries or Humanitarians, all of them have something in common: they are shaping their fields with revolutionary projects and ideas that will transform our daily lives through technology. Get to know the winners and be inspired to become part of the change!
On November 16th, 2017, in Mexico City, the laurates had the opportunity to participate in the Innovators Under 35 Latin American Awards Ceremony to meet and gather with members of our community which gave them increased visibility in national and international media outlets and will boost their projects and/or initiatives.
During the event, 5 of them received a special mention: Anson Tou (Entrepreneur of The Year), Santiago Siri (Visionary of The Year), Manuel Piñuela (Inventor of The Year), Carolina Amador (Pioneer of the Year) and Carolina Medina (Humanitarian of The Year). Here you can watch a recap of the day: