On 15 October 2013, the Rafael del Pino Foundation, in collaboration with Technology Review magazine, organised a meeting of young leaders in technological innovation. This edition will be attended by the heads of three Spanish projects endorsed by MIT.
Elías Pérez, CEO Quobis; David Gascón, CTO Libelium; Francisco Palao, CEO IActive; and David Horna, director and founder of Aglaris Cell, presented their projects, in which they develop new technologies or creatively apply existing technologies to create new services and solutions to current problems.
The presentation of the projects was followed by a Round Table discussion entitled "Main challenges and opportunities for Spanish entrepreneurs" in which Paloma Cabello, Member of the Advisory Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum Global and Co-Founder of MITEF Spain will join the three young innovators.
The MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Awards is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) magazine, which for more than a decade has been compiling a list of the most brilliant young innovators under the age of 35 in the United States.
The aim of the awards is to reward innovation, ingenuity and breakthroughs on issues of global concern. MIT Technology Review is looking for people who can bring to fruition fascinating, inspiring and original ideas that will revolutionise the world of technology and business in the near future. Past winners in the United States include, for example, Sergey Brin (2002), one of the creators of Google, and Mark Zuckerberg (2007), founder of Facebook.
The Rafael del Pino Foundation sponsors TR35 Week, a training programme where the winners have the opportunity to get to know the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and participate in various networking events to establish relationships with technology entrepreneurs.
The TR35 is an initiative of the Technology Review magazine, published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which honours the brightest young American innovators under 35 years of age. The programme is also being developed in Spain with the aim of identifying the ten young innovators under 35 years of age whose technical work has enjoyed great success in application or has great potential for development in the coming decades.
The TR35 provides young people with useful and productive insights to create and consolidate their companies, great networking opportunities with US partners and privileged access to the scientific and technology community at MIT and Harvard University.
Last October, last year's winners had the opportunity to visit the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and attend Emtech Global, its emerging technologies conference, the Cambridge Innovation Center, the largest area of flexible facilities and offices for start-ups, the Mass Challenge and the Deshpande Center, an MIT engineering school for increasing the impact of technologies in the marketplace, among other organisations and institutions.