35 Innovators
Under 35
Summit Europe
2017
September 14th, Paris
2017
35 Innovators
Under 35
Summit LATAM
November 16th, Mexico D.C
35 Innovators
Under 35
2017
Summit LATAM
November 16th, Mexico D.C
Summit EUROPE
September 14th, Paris
35 Innovators
Under 35
2017
Summit LATAM
November 16th, Mexico D.C
Summit EUROPE
September 14th, Paris
35 Innovators
Under 35
2017
35 Innovators
Under 35
2017
Summit LATAM
November 16th, Mexico D.C
Summit EUROPE
September 14th, Paris
35 Innovators
Under 35
2017
Summit LATAM
November 16th, Mexico D.C
Summit EUROPE
September 14th, Paris
35 Innovators
Under 35
2017
35 Innovators
Under 35
2017
35 Innovators
Under 35
2017

Innovators Under 35 Europe

The leading global community of innovators, pioneers and social changemakers

Since 2011, MIT Technology Review has been performing a talent search in several European 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 Belgium, Spain, France, Poland, Germany and Italy, always pursuing the same objective: to award innovation. This year, with the support of BNP Paribas and L’Atelier BNP Paribas, the competition has gone one step further by aiming to compile a pool of 35 profiles within the entire European Union.

 

These laureates have been selected by the jury from more than 1.100 applications. Whether researchers, innovators or entrepreneurs, 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.

 

For the first time, in this edition the 35 Innovators Under 35 were divided into 5 categories according to their profiles: inventors, entrepreneurs, visionaries, pioneers and humanitarians. During the Summit Europe, 5 of them received a special mention: Victor Dillard (Entrepreneur of The Year), Enass Abo-Hamed (Visionary of The Year), Solveiga Pakstaite (Inventor of The Year), Julien de Wit (Pioneer of the Year) and Thibault Duchemin (Humanitarian of The Year). Here is the list of 35 Innovators under 35 Europe 2017:

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Entrepreneurs
Humanitarians
Inventors
Pioneers
Visionaries

Jan Kędzierski

Learning a second or third language can be as necessary as it is exhausting and, in many cases, boring – especially for young learners. To address...

Solveiga Pakštaitė

Approximately one third of the food products produced for mass consumption worldwide (1.3 billion tons)...

Dave Hakkens

Tick, tock: 200 kilograms. Tick, tock: another 200 kilograms. Every second that passes, that is the amount of plastic that is washed out to sea,...

Habib Frost

Cardiac disease is the primary cause of death worldwide and, for example, in 2012 lead to the death of 17.5 million people, according to...

Vahakn Matossian

Physically disabled people face tremendous, invisible barriers as compared to the rest of us. Transportation, new technologies and education are...

Enass Abo-Hamed

Access to the electrical grid is still not a part of everyday life...

Talib Alhinai

The young doctorate student at the Imperial College of London (United Kingdom)  Talib Alhinai has been working on a concept that could...

Pauline van Dongen

Fashion and technology could seem like diametrically opposed sectors, but the former is increasingly betting on a fashion revolution that goes...

Kristina Tsvetanova

For most people, registering and attending an online course is a relatively simple task, but an important hurdle for the visually impaired. When...

Daniel Watson

Over the past four decades the marine population has...

Damya Laoui

Immune therapies are, officially, some of the most promising treatments around in the...

Matthew Cole

X-rays are the key element to obtaining medical images which lead to conclusive diagnoses of bone fractures or even certain types of cancer. The...

Raycho Raychev

More than half of all Spaniards say they believe in homeopathic remedies and other undemonstrated pseudo sciences,...

Jakob Johansson

Virtual reality had a great year in 2015, and the launch of new headsets like the HTC Vive VR and the Microsoft Hololens seemed to signal the...

Zoi Giavri

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques are used to perform diagnostic tests which provide detailed images of the structure and make-up of the...

Vivian Chan

Sometimes innovations are the product of coincidence or serendipity, as was the case with penicillin. Others, problems and personal frustrations...

Svenja Hinderer

Svenja Hinderer wants to spare children with heart conditions from having to undergo numerous operations. The 32-year-old is developing a...

Joana Moscoso

The risk of early abandonment from education and training and unemployment for immigrants in the European Union (EU) is twice as high as it is for...

Daniel Wiegand

The start-up Lilium has developed the world’s first vertical take-off electric jet. After a successful maiden flight, the engineers are planning a...

Sam Stranks

An exotic mineral has emerged in the interminable human search for alternative energy sources to replace fossil fuels that could replace silicon...

Andreas Hougaard Laustsen

Snakebites provoke at least 100,000 fatalities each year, and there are three times as many cases which require amputation or lead to permanent...

Jannai Flaschberger

Air quality monitoring stations are expensive, rare and only offer limited insights into the full picture of pollution. Jannai Flaschberger has...

Visa Sippola

Some medical procedures necessitate cutting or perforating bone, but this implies a risk of accidentally damaging neighboring tissue. This type of...

Loubna Bouarfa

Each person is unique, just like their DNA. A person's genetic makeup and their exposure to different environmental factors mean that not every...

Chris Natt

Two years have passed since the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) set by the United Nations (UN) in 2000 was reached....

Eduardo Jorgensen

Although the future of the young doctor Eduardo Jorgensen was focused on neurosurgery, his career took a turn three years ago. Still a medical...

Carles Garcia

Epidurals are a medical advancement which allows patients to...

Ruben Costa

For almost two decades, scientist all over the world have been debating the same question: Is it possible to take advantage of the bioluminescent...

Antoine Noel

Lower back pain in the lumbar region affects 80% of the Western population and is the leading cause of professional absenteeism in France....

Thibault Duchemin

As the only hearing member of an otherwise deaf family and with sign language as his mother tongue, it was only natural that Thibault Duchemin...

Sylvain Gariel

In 2010, something extraordinary happened: a scientific news story filled the headlines of many international media sources. The scientist...

Hugo Mercier

Recent studies conducted by the US Centers of Disease Control and...

Vincent Spruyt

Every action taken on the internet leaves a trace and forms part of what is commonly called our digital footprints. Posting comments on social...

Victor Dillard

The gene editing technology CRISPR was controversial from the start. After a patent war between the Broad Institue and the University of...

Julien de Wit

How would we see life differently if we discovered that thousands or millions of inhabited worlds exist on other planetary systems thus far...

European Founding Partners

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