Mint, MIT announce launch of EmTech

18 Nov,2015

By A Correspondent


Mint in collaboration with Massachusetts (MIT) Technology Review has announced the India chapter of EmTech – an iconic global platform that has been inspiring innovation in the field of technology through the years.


Mint announced the kick-off of this initiative by opening grounds for the Innovators under 35 -India competition – a search for the top 10 from India who exemplify the spirit of innovation in business and technology.


Organized by MIT Technology Review since 1999, the prestigious Innovators Under 35 Global competition has honoured some of the world’s most brilliant minds like Mark Zuckerberg, JB Straubel, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.


The India chapter of this international platform will recognize innovators from India who carry the highest potential to lead the future of technology. The nomination window for Innovators under 35 -India competition is open from October 29ththrough Dec 31st 2015.Anyone who is under the age of 35 as on 1st October 2016 and has a brilliant idea on technological innovation and applied research can be nominated. Categories span across biomedicine, computing, communications, health, education, digital, energy, materials, cyber security, fintech, wearables, robotics, web and Internet, transportation, and more. The jury for this competition includes acclaimed names like Amit Phadnis, Brian Bergstein, R Sukumar, RaghavNarsalay, Rajesh Janey,Prof. Amitabha Chattopadhyay, Ravi Narayan and Deepti Doshi. The winners of this competition will also qualify as finalists for the Global Innovators Under 35.


Unveiling the launch of the Innovators Under 35 nominations, Rajan Bhalla, CMO, HT Media Group , said, “In keeping with Mint’s philosophy of providing cutting edge insights to its readers and being at the forefront of introducing the best of global practices to India, we are excited about leading this iconic technology platform in partnership with MIT Technology Review. Through EmTech India, we will unravel path-breaking technologies that are changing the face of business in India. The nominations are now open for the 1st leg of this initiative – Innovators under 35, and we are confident that this platform will showcase the most promising innovators who will lead this technological disruption in the country. It is our vision to evolve this into a one-of-a-kind marquee platform that will integrate the best of minds and companies to write the next chapter of technology transformation. The event is planned for early next year, and we are committed to making the India chapter a huge success.”


The mission of MIT Technology Review is to equip audiences with the intelligence to understand a world shaped by technology,” states editor in chief and publisher, Jason Pontin. “Our goal is to extend this mission around the world, explaining the technologies that matter–those that will have lasting impact on our lives. We’re proud to work with Mint to identify young innovators and showcase their talents at EmTech India.”


The final 10 winners will present at EmTech India– a platform where the world’s most influential leaders and innovators will come together to unravel cutting-edge technologies and take a glimpse at the future. This high profile event will be held on 18th and 19th March 2016 in New Delhi, bringing together a convergence of technology, business and culture. The event will be graced by the presence of business leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and change makers who are passionate about addressing major international issues by turning ideas into solutions. The India chapter promises to continue the legacy of this globally acclaimed platform, presenting a remarkable opportunity to get inspired from those who are driving the next generation of technological breakthroughs.


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