The Young Scientists community brings together the most forward-thinking and advanced young scientific minds in the world. They are selected from all regions and a wide range of disciplines, and have a track record of advancing the frontiers of science, technology and environment in areas of high societal impact. In their work, they exhibit exceptional creativity, thought leadership and high growth potential. Under the age of 40, these individuals have demonstrated their commitment to public service and actively play a transformational role in integrating scientific knowledge into society for the public good.
The Young Scientists are honoured for their contributions to advancing the frontiers of science, engineering and technology, and benefit from a tailored programme that expose them to policy leaders, decision-makers and entrepreneurs. The World Economic Forum offers them continuous support through its academic and expert networks as well as engagement opportunities with its projects and initiatives.
Nominations are submitted yearly by leading Partner institutions of the Forum.