Rand Hindi, named Innovator of the Year in France by MIT

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The second edition of the awards MIT Technology Review Iinnovators under 35 years old France rewarded the ten young leaders of the technological projects that will shape our future: discovering the young people who are responding to the problems of our society by reinventing technology and offering them worldwide recognition and visibility.

The ten prizewinners presented their projects to the French technological and entrepreneurial community on 9 April at the Innovateurs de moins de 35 ans France event, held at L'Atelier BNP Paribas.
Two of the award winners received honours: Rand Hindi, founder of SnipsThe two other winners were Thomas Samuel who received the Innovative Solidarity Award for the creation of Sunna Design.

The names of the winners of this second edition were published on April 3 by MIT Technology Review. Their projects range from a location system that allows forklift trucks to navigate autonomously and accurately in a warehouse, to an augmented reality system for computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery, to an automatic genetic analysis platform and many others.
The ten winners presented their project in the form of a three-minute pitch to an audience of thirty experts and key players in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Among the ten winners, two received an additional distinction: Rand Hindi was named Innovator of the Year for his prediction system based on the use of Big Data to improve livability in cities. Serial entrepreneur since the age of 14, Rand Hindi founded Snips with the aim of developing new applications capable of extracting the maximum amount of information from the data they have at their disposal. An example of the use of its technology is the prediction of passenger affluence in Paris public transport.

Thomas Samuel

Thomas Samuel, social entrepreneur, creator of Sunna Designwas awarded the prize for Innovative Solidarity. Located in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, its technology, adapted to harsh climatic environments, provides solar LED street lighting solutions to areas with little or no access to electricity.

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A global community of young leaders

With editions in Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, the Under 35 Innovator Awards have become a benchmark in the discovery of emerging talent, creating the world's largest community of leaders in cutting-edge technologies.

The winners of local editions are automatically nominated for the global edition of the Innovators Under 35 Awards, which has been held for more than 10 years in Boston.
Past winners of the global edition include innovators such as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sergey Brin, the founders of Paypal, Twitter and Tesla Motors.
David Fattal, Innovator of the Year 2013, is also on the list.

Innovators under 35 years old France

Rand Hindi | Snips - Innovator of the Year
- Thomas Samuel Sunna Design - Solidarity-based innovator
Rebecca Abergel | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Raul Bravo| Balyo
Jean Chaoui | Imascap
Deniz Dalkara | Vision Institute
Rémi Dangla | Stilla Technologies
Karim Fahssis| MeteoPole
Stanislaw Ostoja-Starzewski | NovaNano
David Vissière | Sysnav

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(Source: Atelier BNP Parisbas - 10 April 2014)

About MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review is the world's oldest technology popularization journal, published by Technology Review Inc, an independent company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Founded in 1899, it is the dean of its field and a global authority on the future of telecommunications, energy, computing, materials, biomedicine, the Internet and business. Its objective is to promote knowledge of emerging technologies and analyse their commercial, political and social implications. Its perspective on innovation helps and guides technology and business leaders (entrepreneurs, researchers, investors and financiers) to improve the global economy.

About Awards Innovators under 35 years of age
For more than a decade, the MIT Technology Review has recognized the world's most talented young innovators and entrepreneurs each year through the Innovators Under 35 Awards, held globally in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The purpose of the Awards is to recognize innovation, the development of new technologies and the creative application of existing innovations to solve current problems, ingenuity and advances in topics of global concern. The fields of interest rewarded are varied, ranging from biotechnology, semiconductors, transport, energy and research into new materials, among others.

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas is present in 75 countries with more than 180,000 employees, including more than 140,000 in Europe. The Group holds key positions in its three core businesses: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is number one in personal lending. BNP Paribas is also developing its integrated retail banking model in the countries of the Mediterranean basin, Turkey, Eastern Europe and has a large network in the Western United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions businesses, BNP Paribas enjoys leadership in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and a solid and fast-growing presence in Asia-Pacific.

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About theAtelier BNP Paribas
L'Atelier BNP Paribas is BNP Paribas' technology watch unit. L'Atelier combines Media, Events, Consulting and Lab to support companies in their digital transformation. L'Atelier is present in Europe, the United States and China.

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