Our 35 Innovators Below 35 competitors for 2021 is now open for nominations. You can nominate great candidates from now until 10 p.m. EST on February 3, 2021.

We’ve been publishing an inventory of younger innovators for more than two decades now. Immediately, most of the individuals we’ve chosen through the years—akin to Andrew Ng, Helen Greiner, Feng Zhang, Neha Narkhede, Ian Goodfellow, Stephanie Lampkin, Julie Shah, Pleasure Buolamwini—are leaders of their fields. Many of those distinguished scientists, entrepreneurs, humanitarians, and businesspeople checklist the distinction of being chosen prominently on their bios.

Might you or somebody you already know be the subsequent younger innovator? You may nominate nice candidates here.

We’re on the lookout for individuals doing attention-grabbing work with software program, nanomaterials, biotechnology, synthetic intelligence, robotics, computing, vitality, electronics, and the web. That would imply the creator of a daring new invention, but it surely may additionally imply an entrepreneur using expertise in a brand new or attention-grabbing method, or somebody utilizing expertise to proper a social injustice or make life simpler for individuals in troublesome circumstances. We’re on the lookout for individuals making advances in a very powerful areas of innovation, ones that may assist us all see the brand new route expertise would possibly take within the close to future.

What we’re most serious about seeing is a particular achievement. We like to have the ability to reply questions like: What’s the innovation right here? What did this individual obtain that hasn’t been finished earlier than in fairly this manner? How is that this individual working towards fixing a significant expertise drawback that would make an enormous distinction in individuals’s lives?

Some candidates come from the world’s elite analysis universities or prime firms. However many don’t. We’re additionally on the lookout for inventors, startup founders, and social activists utilizing expertise in novel and artistic methods to make a distinction of their communities.

We do not know who’ll find yourself on our 2021 checklist, as a result of it’s not in our palms. That’s up to you.


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