Technology Review’s TR35 Global Competition honors the thirty-five most inspiring innovators under 35. This year, Arab innovators are invited to join the competition in TR35 Pan-Arab.
The competition went global two years ago with TR35 India, a competition recognizing young innovators in India. The global competition now recognizes the next wave of tech entrepreneurs in Colombia, India, Italy, Mexico, Singapore and Spain.
Entrepreneurs from China, Brazil and Argentina will also be recognized for the first time this year.
Winners of the regional rounds will go on to compete in the TR35 Global competition.
The Arab competition is being hosted in partnership with the MIT Technology Review, and Arab winners will have the opportunity to participate in the MIT Emerging Technologies 2012 Conference (EmTech MIT) this October.
Contestants may not turn 35 before October 1, 2012 to be eligble for the award. However, young mothers are granted a one-year extension: they may not 36 before October 1, 2012.
Do you know a young innovator of technology in the Middle East? Visit the MIT Enterprise Forum or nominate him or click here.
Nominees must be 35 or under as of 10/1/12 (under 36 as of 10/1/12 for mothers). They must be citizens of (or work in) one of the following countries: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Djibouti, Sudan, Mauritania, and Yemen. More details can be found within the FAQ.