If you have been reading Mint lately (and most people who read Product Nation do), you must have come across the Mint/MIT search for the Top 10 Innovators under 35. Organised by Mint in association with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the India edition will shortlist India’s top 10 innovators in the technology space to compete for the global awards. This is a prime opportunity for our product people to stake a claim on what will undoubtedly be a very prestigious list.
Mint has been working silently by helping good startups coming out of our country with some good coverage and quality business journalism, and this is another bit of proof about their involvement with the ecosystem we are trying to build and foster. iSPIRT is also onboard this initiative as a think tank partner. The panel which will select the final ten will include Amit Phadnis, Brian Bergstein, R Sukumar, Raghav Narsalay, Rajesh Janey, Prof. Amitabha Chattopadhyay, Ravi Narayan and Deepti Doshi. They will select a shortlist of 10 individuals from among the people who apply or are nominated, and the shortlisted innovators will present at EmTech India on 18th and 19th March in New Delhi.
Anyone who is under the age of 35 as on 1st October 2016 and has a brilliant idea on technological innovation and applied research is eligible, and can be nominated by others.
EmTech India will be a multidisciplinary innovation conference with a focus on technology and applied science, and there will soon be an announcement of the line up of speakers, with which Mint is being very secretive. You would be right in expecting some surprises on this front.
Do submit your nomination at emtech.livemint.com, where you’ll find more information on the event and the selection process. If you don’t know who to nominate or are too shy to apply, share this immediately with your friends and colleagues so that at least they might do so. Maybe they’ll nominate you, and save you some embarrassment. Good luck!