The award was presented by MIT Technology Review Arab Edition during the conference titled “Time to Invest in Arab Youth and Their Innovations” held at King Abdullah Economic City, KSA. MIT Technology Review's global list of 35 young innovators was established in 1999. The annual list recognizes outstanding innovators who are younger than 35. The awards span a wide range of fields, including biotechnology, materials, computer hardware, energy, transportation, communications, and the Web. Starting 2010, they launched regional editions of the Innovators under 35. Awarded while at KAUST.