The leading global community of innovators, pioneers, and social changemakers in Japan

A global award that recognizes talented young innovators who are making the world a better place. 

Innovators Under 35 was established in 1999. In addition to the global competition, regional editions are held in Asia Pacific, China, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Latin America, and MENA.

MIT Technology Review launched Innovators Under 35 Japan in 2020 as the seventh regional edition in the world. Our mission is to discover and share with the world the talented individuals who are actively using technology to solve the societal problems facing Japan, such as the declining birthrate and aging population, labor shortage, and the aging social infrastructure.

For the fourth year, 2023, we are searching for young innovators in computers, electronics, software, the Internet, artificial intelligence, robotics, transportation, communications, sustainable energy, and biotechnology/medicine technical fields.

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Judges of 2023

Leading researchers and corporate executives in Japan will participate in the judging process.

Advisory board

The Advisory Board is a community that helps make Innovators Under 35 Japan a success.

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