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Benedikt Kramer , Germany. 2016

Innovator
This business economist aims to revolutionize the microfinance sector in Africa with his fintech start-up. If Benedict Kramer were a small farmer from Uganda who needed a loan, he would do the following: "I would go to an acquaintance who would write...

Timothée Boitouzet, France. 2016

Innovator
Translucent wood: a resistant and sustainable material for constructing the buildings of the future. When the planet is home to the almost 12 billion people that the UN calculates will inhabit the Earth by the year 2100, where will they live? In...

Alejandro Resnik, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
He has developed a reputable 'online' platform for the purchase and sale of used vehicles. The buying and selling of cars is a constant practice in the lives of millions of people, however, until today there was no system that directly...

Filippo Tognola, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Mind The Place, an innovative social network. Mind The Place: an innovative social network Mind the Place is an innovative social network based on geolocalisation and the interaction between a...

Jérôme Wertz, Belgium. 2015

Innovator
Improving health and safety with eyeglasses that measure drowsiness . Developed a software that measures drowsiness Falling asleep at the wheel is the cause of one in every five traffic accidents, and is of...

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...

Jorge Bueno, Spain. 2015

Innovator
His indoor tracking system is more precise and less intrusive. The Spanish innovator Jorge Bueno has created an extremely precise indoor tracking system for large spaces. His company, Proximus, sells to shopping...

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...

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...

Valeria Bosio, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
She has designed cheap and effective bone prostheses using biomaterials made of silk proteins and mineralizing particles. One in every two women over the age of 50 will suffer an osteoporotic bone fracture at some point in their lifetime. In Argentina alone this...

Víctor Serdio, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
His chips with nanometric sensors detect the individual proteins associated with cancer. The Mexican nanotechnologist Victor Serdio, who works out of the Technological Institute of Tokio (Japan), founded his own startup, Mursla...

Romain Lacombe, France. 2015

Innovator
The first personal and wearable sensor to measure indoor and outdoor air pollutants. On the 21st of March public transport and parking in Paris and its surroundings became free of charge by order of the Town Hall, which at face...

Julie de Pimodan, France. 2015

Innovator
A platform that promotes civic engagement. Almost 40% of the French population with voting rights decided not to exercise that right in the latest municipal elections that took place in...

Manuel Wiechers, Mexico. 2012

Innovator
Smart solar equipment to bring light to underserved areas. Last year more than 4,000 people in 60 Mexican villages located in highly marginalized, rural areas gained access for the first time to a stable,...

Julio Alemán, Central America. 2016

Innovator
His tiny structures, which replicate the function of human organs, could lead to better cancer treatments. When Julio Alemán talks about "humanizing pharmaceutical trials", he is referring to creating platforms (or chips) which accurately reflect the...

Christian Deilmann , Germany. 2015

Innovator
SMART HEATERS. Christian Deilmann is working on smart home solutions that could rival Google’s. Some call Tadoº the “German Google Nest”, referring to the...

Iker Marcaide, Spain. 2011

Innovator
An order way to made payments. Easier and cheaper international money payments. Iker Marcaide is the perfect example of how one can take advantage of a setback. While he...

Javier Sánchez, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
His compact, low cost electric vehicle combines the advantages of a car and a motorcycle to transport passengers safely and avoid traffic jams. While driving back and forth between his home in the suburbs of Bogota (Colombia) and his university in the city center, Javier Sánchez suffered...

Bartłomiej Kołodziejczyk, Poland. 2016

Innovator
His conductive polymers allow for the creation of biosensors and more affordable flexible solar panels . Electronics are currently dominated by silicon. Rigid chips, circuits and transistors are made from this material. However, organic conductive...

Daniel Ortiz, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
His system for genetically identifying pathogens can accelerate the diagnostic process from a two day process to just four hours. Genomics are positioned to trigger the great medical revolution of the 21st century. In addition to the ability to drive the development of...

Amparo Nalvarte, Peru. 2014

Innovator
She has created a mobile payment system for smartphones using QR codes. In Peru, only 23% of businesses accept credit and debit cards, while 46% of Peruvians would rather use their cards. Nalvarte, a Business...

Geraldine Gueron, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
She has designed a platform to collect and analyze large amounts of health and lifestyle data . Is it possible to create a health-oriented version of Wikipedia to help each person know how to avoid getting sick by crossing the data generated...

Pablo Orduña, Spain. 2012

Innovator
Massive access to a network of remote laboratories. Massive access to a remote laboratories network for schools and universities. There are skills that can only be learned through experiments...

Guillermo Ulises Ruiz Esparza, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
His strategy based on nanovectors improves the transport of therapeutic molecules for heart failure. This very young, innovative individual has developed a system to develop more effective, non-invasive and low-cost treatments for heart failure...

Lucas Strasburg, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
He has designed and manufactured low cost orthopedic prostheses from recycled plastic. Lucas Strasburg’s uncle needs an orthopedic prosthesis on his left leg to move normally, something he cannot do with the SACH prosthesis (Solid...

Olga Malinkiewicz, Poland. 2015

Innovator
Created a printing technology that produces cheap, flexible sheets of perovskite that could revolutionize the energy industry. A world where the most advanced solar technology can be purchased by the meter at the supermarket, installed in two minutes without the help of a...

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...

Alejandro Barbarini, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
He has created a platform for the manufacturing of cosmetics, food supplements and drugs encapsulated in liposomes. Alejandro Barbarini is a young Argentinean chemist, fascinated by the versatility of one particular nanoparticle: the liposome. This is a cell...

Katarzyna Kamińska, Poland. 2016

Innovator
Her drugs could cure the flu, irrespective of the strain. Every year, flu shots developed according to the WHO´s recommendations prevent infections and mitigate the symptoms of this illness, especially in...

Laura Parra, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
She has developed a system of sensors related to video games to improve the rehabilitation of children with mobility problems. For patients that have lost the mobility of any of their limbs or that have never had it, rehabilitation is vital to improve the way in which they...