Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe features two UCD students
Tuesday, 17 January, 2017
Posted January 17, 2017
- LGBTQ+ activist is one of youngest to be recognised
- PhD researcher honoured for efforts to bring disruptive tech to developing world
The listing features 300 young leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs under the age of 30 who are transforming areas including business, technology, media and culture.
Pictured: Sam Blanckensee, Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe in Law and Policy and Youngest categories
Forbes described him as “an outspoken voice for the trans community across Irish media and politics.”
Blanckensee was part of the lobbying effort that helped pass legislation to allow people to self-declare their gender and receive new birth certificates.
Blanckensee received a UCD President’s Award in 2014 for work advocating for the rights of transgender students inside and outside the UCD community.
Pictured: Colin Keogh, Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe in Science and Healthcare category
It aims to put “technology such as 3D printers and low-cost electronics in the hands of people who need it most in developing countries.”