This last tuesday, october 30th, the local offices of the Massachusetts Technology Institute (MIT) hosted the TR35 awards ceremony, for the 10 innovators in science and technology under 35 selected in Argentina and Uruguay.
This is the first time in history that this american institution, along with it's local magazine Technology Review in spanish, brings this award to the region. From over 180 postulants for the award only ten were selected and received this distinction last tuesday.
"Our work is about looking for people with potential and detecting them at an early age. Getting them in touch with each other and making them visible for society."
says Pedro Moneo, editor for Technology Review in spanish. And then he adds,
"In a few years, the spanish-speaking winners will constitute the most prominent TR35 community thanks to the talent developing in this region".
On a worldwide scale this award has been received by Sergey Brin and Larry Page from Google, Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook, Jack Dorsey from Twitter and Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, among others. On a local scale, systems engineer Mariano Nuñez took the award as innovator of the year for developing a system for information security. Fernando David Rivero also received an award as Solidary Innovator of the year as a consequence of his research to erradicate parasitic diseases.
Congratulations for all 10 innovators!