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Marcin Piatkowski, Poland. 2015

Innovator
His smart, electric bicycle could revolutionize urban traffic . How to convince a person that considers bicycles to be dirt and grease spraying machines to buy one as a means of transportation? For Marcin...

Rosa Jiménez-Rodríguez, Spain. 2013

Innovator
A definitive and less aggressive way of closure incisions. She created a kit for a permanent and less aggressive sealing of large abdominal wounds.  Working in an emergency room of a quoted...

Rubén Morones, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
His combination of antibiotics and silver salts multiplies the effect against infectious diseases. Rubén Morones has developed therapeutic cocktails, made from a combination of silver and antibiotics, which enhance the effect of existing...

Ronaldo Tenório, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Created a sign language translation platform. Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition

Geert Houben, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
The elderly will gain access to support services more easily with his platform, helping to reduce the digital divide. Europe, Japan and to a lesser degree the United States are all facing the progressive aging of their populations. During the upcoming decades,...

Emanuel Vilte, Argentina & Uruguay. 2015

Innovator
Created a community of narrators that read internet content to end users through an app. Linguoo The life of the systems engineer Emanuel Vilte changed radically when his mother began to lose her eyesight due to maculopathy. Her...

Marco Trujillo, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
His smart bracelet serves as a guide for the blind . Almost 40 million people worldwide suffer from blindness according to the WHO, of which almost 1.5 million are under the age of 15. Learning to...

Laura Peña, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Lubricant nano fluids that multiply wear resistance. Mexican companies in the metalworking industry, which account for around 14 percent of the country´s manufacturing GDP, coexist in a tough...

Sergio Mejía, Paraguay & Bolivia. 2016

Innovator
Calling for help has never been so easy thanks to his app, which sends an alert with just a shake of a smartphone . Fast, simple and easy: those were Sergio Mejía´s objectives when he began, in 2012, to think about how to make it as easy as possible for people...

Volker Presser , Germany. 2015

Innovator
Charge of lightning. Supercapacitors could become a key technology in the energy revolution. Volker Presser is refining them and making them more environmentally...

Laurent Boitard, France. 2016

Innovator
Revolutionizing research with bacterial colonies grown in water drops. Water and oil have never got on well. The chemical conflict that keeps them separated however is something that microbiologists could take...

Óscar Sánchez, Paraguay & Bolivia. 2016

Innovator
His cloud-based call center helps companies to provide telephone-based support services through a simple web link . Internet and social media offer a window to the world for any small company to offer its services. But it may be necessary to attend to current or...

David Schlesinger, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
He has created a computer program to improve the diagnosis of rare genetic diseases. There are about 7,000 rare diseases (those with low incidence rates among the population) of which about 80% have a genetic origin. According to...

Gustavo Caetano, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
He has created a specialized group of Internet business solutions for corporate digital communication. Gustavo Caetano was born in a small town in Brazil. Five years ago, this young entrepreneur created Samba Tech while he was still studying at the...

Leticia Fernández, Spain. 2015

Innovator
Her active carbon filters use sunlight to eliminate contaminants from water . Human activity generates a series of waste products that contaminate our water supplies. Such mundane actions as washing dishes and removing makeup...

Teresa Gonzalo, Spain. 2011

Innovator
Preventing the HIV with commercial nanotechnology. A microbucude gel to prevent HIV infection An estimated 33 million people live with HIV worldwide, and 5 millions are infected each...

Frederik Brantner, Germany. 2016

Innovator
So far, only humans have excelled at order picking, but this should change with Toru: the seeing robot that can unerringly fetch individual objects from warehouse shelves. As if operated by a ghost, a man-sized aluminum box purrs along the length of a shelf. The robot stops in front of a stack of books, places one...

Roberto Villa, Italy. 2014

Innovator
A system for intelligent tires. A cybersystem for smart tyres Roberto Villa's commitment is addressed to the driver, namely to offer him a solution and guarantee that his car's...

Enrique González, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Converting discarded fruits and vegetables into natural nutrients that improve the quality of processed foods. When Enrique González was 15, he was told that if he didn´t watch his diet, he would become diabetic like his father and his uncles. As a result, his...

Vanessa Testoni, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
She has created a new technique for secure shopping via the Internet.

Lina Marcelo Cataño, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
She has developed an innovative prototype of floating homes against the floods for areas with lower resources. At the end of 2010 Colombia was crossing the hardest season of winter rains registered in the last years. It was then, when Lina Marcela Cataño,...

Daniel Gómez, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Technologies for decentralized power generation from non-food sources Energy. A new technology used to generate biofuels that, nowadays, operates 80 percent of Mexican biodiesel plants was born of a school research project...

Julieta Cabello, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
She has created transgenic plants resistant to frost, drought and salinity. Within four decades the world population will surpass 12 billion people and the FAO estimates that food production will need to have increased by...

Christian Peñaloza, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
His intelligent brain control system learns from patients suffering from paralysis in order to improve the daily care they receive. People who suffer from motor paralyses have gained autonomy thanks to the development of brain-machine interfaces (BMI). These devices allow them to...

Vincent Bryant, France. 2016

Innovator
A new weapon against climate change: an inexpensive, standardized system that analyzes the energy consumption of buildings. Despite the scientific evidence confirming the reality of climate change, the world´s nations have not yet taken truly effective measures to reverse...

Mariana Costa, Peru. 2015

Innovator
Created a social enterprise that trains young people with limited resources to become experts in web design. Text in Spanish from its original source: MIT Technology Review Spanish edition

Georg Schaumann , Germany. 2015

Innovator
Luminous bacteria. If you want to produce vital nutrients from grain, or fuel from organic waste, or plastic bags from regrowing resources, the one thing you need is...

Luis Cuende, Spain. 2016

Innovator
Using Bitcoin technology as a notary public 2.0 and to fight patent trolls. While Bitcoin struggles to take off in the currency market, its blockchain technology is generating a disruptive tidal...

Peter Bloom, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
His organization provides mobile phone service to isolated, indigenous communities . Peter Bloom founded Rhizomatica in 2009 for the transfer of photos and videos between individual users without passing through the networks of...

Antonio Navas, Central America. 2014

Innovator
His free language learning platform enables the creation of new collaborative courses. Antonio Navas is the creator of the Duolingo system; the language education platform launched in 2012 that is now used by more than 30 million...