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Nominations for the MIT prize for Innovators under 35 in France are open

École Polytechnique partners with the MIT prize for Innovators under 35 in France, organized by the famous MIT Technology Review. Nominations are open until February 13, 2015.

For the third year in a row, the American publication MIT Technology Review, belonging to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), seeks young French talents under 35. The call for nominations is open until February 13, 2015 on www.mitinnovatorseurope.com. The objective of these awards is to recognize innovation, the development of new technologies and the creative application of the already existing innovations in order to solve current problems, and stimulate the progress in global issues.

"These awards recognize young innovators who dare to give answers to the current global problems. Through technology they bring creative and workable solutions to generate an impact and create our future" says Jason Pontin, Director of MIT Technology Review. The winners get much more than an award: esteem, recognition, international notoriety and the hope of becoming one day a celebrity. Indeed, some of the previous winners of this award are Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Max Levchin of Paypal or David Karp of Tumblr.

Applications are reviewed by a panel of international experts who will select 10 of the "brightest young French innovators." The ten winners will then present their projects at the awards ceremony taking place on April 9, 2015 in Paris, and one of them will win the title of French young innovator under 35.

École Polytechnique, partner of this contest, strongly encourages its students and researchers to register before February 13. They can contact the Innovation and Entrepreneurship department at Contact. In previous years, several alumni have received the prestigious awards. In 2013, David Fattal, X 1998, a researcher at Hewlett-Packard (HP) Laboratories, won the contest. He impressed the jury with his technology allowing to visualize 3D images on a smartphone without glasses. In 2014, two alumni were also among the ten finalists: David Vissière, Chairman and Founder of Sysnav, was recognized for his 100% autonomous pioneering positioning system, not requiring the use of GPS; Rémi Dangla, Founder of Stilla Technologies, for his automatic and highly sensitive genetic analysis platform.

More informations

> Download the press kit
> Nominations open until February 13 : contact the Innovation and Entrepreneurship department at Contact