How was it being listed as an Innovator Under 35?
We’ve asked some of our past innovators what they thought about being on MIT Technology Review’s regional list of Innovators Under 35 and here’s how they responded:
“Emtech Asia - and Singapore - is definitely the next hub after Silicon Valley that you want to be part of, where great minds meet. Besides the mind-blowing convergence of technology, engineering, medicine and entrepreneurship, a vast network of investors has also enabled us to verbally secure a deal worth S$200,000, just after a 3-minute pitch. Yes! This is the next valley! Singapore valley!” Dhesi Raja, Cofounder & Chief Scientist, Artificial Intelligence in Medical Epidemiology (AIME) & Innovators Under 35 Asia 2017 Honouree 
“[…] Being an Innovator Under 35 Asia listee is an honour and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The award has helped me progress much faster in my academic career, in addition to securing more funding for my research.” Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani, Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales & Innovators Under 35 Asia 2016 Honouree
“I develop new materials that are inspired by nature and made using the same components as nature. The outreach of TR35 enabled many people to learn about our work. Because of this outreach, several people from industrial and academic environments have approached us looking to collaborate and support our work. TR35 is a great opportunity to publicize your work and establish new collaborations.” Javier Gomez Fernandez, Assistant Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design & Innovators Under 35 Asia 2016 Honouree
“Receiving recognition from MIT Technology Review is inspiring, as it’s important for those of us who are developing new tech in the trenches of Asia to know that innovations coming out of Asia do get noticed. It also gives investors renewed confidence in the innovation that is taking place in this part of the world, which, in reality is a vibrant scene of innovation. I encourage those who know of people doing good work in this neck of the woods to nominate them because we need to hear more Asian success stories to inspire us to better innovate." Peh Ruey Feng, CEO & Founder, Advent Access & Innovators Under 35 Asia 2015 Honouree
“MiRXES has developed technologies for the detection of a novel class of gene biomarkers called the microRNAs and is applying the technology to develop blood based cancer diagnostic kits to address unmet needs in non-invasive early cancer detection. Being listed this year as an Innovator Under 35 on the regional list has brought us great visibility regionally and globally. We are now pursuing Series A funding.” Zhou Lihan, Co-founder and CTO, MIRXES & Innovators Under 35 Asia 2015 Honouree
Nominations close on 8th September 2017. Recognise the next wave of young innovators from Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.
Nominate* now at www.emtech.sg/tr35/nominate/
*Self-nomination is allowed.
Frequently Asked Questions: www.emtech.sg/tr35/nominate/faq
Didn’t find the right answer? Email emtech@koelnmesse.com.sg or call +65 6500 6719. 
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