About Our competitions

As part of MIT Technology’s mission to equip audiences with the intelligence to understand and contribute to a world shaped by technology, we manage various competitions around the world. These competitions introduce new technologies, businesses, and talent to the global innovation community, highlighting their potential to effect positive societal change.

Innovators Under 35

The leading community of innovators, pioneers, and social-change makers

Innovators Under 35 showcases the talents of our global community's leading inventors, visionaries, entrepreneurs, pioneers, and humanitarians. These young and creative minds are making exciting strides shaping their fields and solving problems in remarkably different ways.

Each year since 1999, MIT Technology Review has revealed a new generation of Innovators Under 35, each of them developing solutions for major global challenges through a variety of approaches that are changing the way we live.

These young winners are at the forefront of their fields and our community of innovators. Some are anticipating and creating technologies that make life better and turning them into viable businesses. Others are exploring new frontiers and setting the stage for future innovations.

Innovators Under 35 are celebrated around the world with recognition ceremonies in Africa, Belgium, Brazil, the Caribbean, Central America, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Paraguay and Bolivia, Peru, Poland, Spain, and Turkey.

MIT Enterprise Forum Startup Competitions

The MIT Enterprise Forum Startup Competition is a technology accelerator with competitions in regions all over the world.

Participation in a regional MITEF Startup Competition provides access to the practical knowledge, mentorship, and resources to take a venture to the next level. Competition winners, the best of the best in their region, receive global recognition and support through MIT Enterprise Forum Global and MIT Technology Review.