About Innovators Under 35

The search is on for 10 innovators from the MENA region, whose superb technical work promises to change the world. Who do you think belongs on the regional Innovators Under 35 list?

Since 1999, MIT Technology Review has honored the young innovators whose inventions and research we find most exciting. Today that collection is Innovators Under 35, a list of technologists and scientists, all under the age of 35. Their work – spanning biomedicine, computing, communications, energy, materials, software, transportation, web and internet, and more – is changing our world.

The 10 selected innovators will present a three-minute elevator pitch at EmTech MENA. Nominees must be under the age of 35 as of 1 June 2018. They must be citizens or current residents (including students) of one of the MENA countries.

Questions? Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

*Self-nomination is allowed


10 July 2018Nominations Open
July / August 2018Judging and selection process
1 September 2018Announcement of 10 honorees via website and press release
23-24 September 2018Presentation and ceremony at EmTech MENA