Last week, the prestigious MIT Technology Review announced the winners of its “Innovators Under 35” awards at a ceremony in Paris. Thirty-five young European innovators, including four from France, were selected by the judging panel from more than 1,100 applications.
Each year, MIT Technology Review seeks the most promising researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs under the age of 35 around the world. The campaign has run in six European countries (France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Poland and Italy) since 2011, and went one step further this year to form a single competition for all 28 member states of the European Union, supported by BNP Paribas.
The four French innovators included in this year’s list are:
- Antoine Noel, founder of Japet Medical Devices, which has developed a robotic device to minimize chronic back pain.
- Hugo Mercier, founder of Rythm, which offers a device to improve sleep quality.
- Sylvain Gariel, cofounder of DNA Script, which develops printers for DNA synthesis.
- Thibault Duchemin, creator of Ava, a software program that enables real-time transcription of smartphone conversations.
MIT Technology Review highlights the fact that all of the award winners have something in common: they have all developed projects or ideas that transform our everyday lives through technology.
(c) MIT Technology Review