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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will recognize the work of the 10 most noteworthy young innovators from Spain (or resident foreigners) under the age of 35. This is the first edition of the TR35 Spain awards (there is also an American version), which covers a wide range of sectors including biotechnology, development of new materials, computer hardware, energy, transport and the Internet. Innovator of the Year and Solidary Innovator of the Year will be chosen from the ten finalists.

"We are looking for people whose activity in one of these areas has great promise for the coming decades," explained the organizers of these awards. The aim is to recognize the development of new technology or the application of already existing technology to solve current problems.

The TR35 Spain awards are being organized by Opinno, Open Innovation, with sponsorship from BBVA.

The 2010 winners of TR35 Global were David Kobia (Ushahidi, 2010), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook, 2007), Sergey Brin (Google, 2002) and Danah Boyd (Microsoft, 2010).


  • 1 April de 2011 - Launch TR35 Spain
  • 19 June 2011 – Deadline for registration
  • 26 and 27 October 2011 – Awards ceremony


The awards ceremony will take place during the MIT Emerging Technology (Emtech) Conference, which will be held in Malaga on 26 and 27 October 2011. Each finalist will have the opportunity to give an elevator pitch on their project in front of a top-notch audience made up of investors, technologists and businesspeople.

The Spanish edition of MIT’s Technology Review magazine will provide ample coverage of the winner and the finalists, including videos and individual articles. The winners in the categories of Innovator of the Year and Solidary Innovator of the Year will be invited to the TR3 Global awards ceremony, which will be held during the Emtech Global Conference at MIT’s campus in Cambridge Massachusetts, giving them the opportunity to meet with top technologists, scientists and businesspeople.

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