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More than 100 young Chileans compete for the TR35 awards

BBVA Innovation Center

11/20/2013 11:25

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More than a hundred people have entered the first Innovators Under 35 competition in Chile, organized by the MIT Technology Review with BBVA's support. Biomedicine, Software and Internet are the three categories with most projects presented.

This October we will learn who are the ten young Chilean winners of the Innovators Under 35 awards organized by the MIT Technology Review with BBVA's support. More than 100 competitors have taken part in the different categories, with Biomedicine, Software and Internet having the most projects presented.


This is the first time the competition has been run in Chile, where the 10 most outstanding Chilean innovators in science, technology and innovation will be chosen from among the young researchers and entrepreneurs. In order to be among the winners their projects must provide solutions in key areas like health, energy and business.


Candidates will be assessed on the impact, topicality, creativity and ingenuity of their projects, by a panel of internationally renowned technology, research, investment and business experts.

The Year of Innovation in Chile


The arrival of the Innovators Under 35 awards coincides with the Year of Innovation in Chile, demonstrating that the country “is producing first class entrepreneurs and researchers”, said Pedro Moneo, director of the Spanish language edition of the MIT Technology Review.


Moneo emphasized that they are “discovering fascinating stories of young people who are leading the advances that will change our lives in the future and we want to give them the recognition they deserve”.

The 10 winners will be announced in October in the Spanish edition of MIT Technology Review, which will publish the names and projects of the winners, who will then have the opportunity to present their projects at a prize-giving ceremony before experts in innovation, technology and business in their country.


The 10 young Chileans will also be entered automatically in the global edition of the competition to be held in the USA, the 35 winners of which this year included one from Mexico and one from Argentina, Enrique Lomnitz and Rebeca Hwang.


The young Chilean prize winners will also become part of the elite community of Latin American Innovators Under 35, which brings together the innovators who will lead important changes in society through technology.