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Paolo Franceschetti, Italy. 2011

Innovator
A system for producing drinking water thanks to solar energy .

Emanuele Orgiu, France. 2013

Innovator
New organic hybrid materials to make electronic devices. Organic hybrid materials that could be electrically and optically monitored  Transforming a building facade into a large solar panel by...

Simone Strey, Germany. 2016

Innovator
With this geographer and botanist´s app, plant pests can be identified through image recognition, reducing the use of pesticides and protecting farmers against crop losses.. 15-30% of crop yields are lost worldwide each year due to plant diseases and pests, Simone Strey points out. "This often endangers the existence...

Andrés Astaiza, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
He has developed a 3D modeling software for cutaneous leishmaniasis injuries. The frequency with which cultural codes and purchasing trends of consumers is increasingly changing and every year large companies invest millions...

Sharon Velásquez, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
Her biosensor detects fecal contamination in water reserves destined for human consumption . In low resource areas, like sub-saharan Africa, the absence of water quality data poses a serious risk. For this reason, Sharon Velasquez has...

Ana Díez, Spain. 2012

Innovator
Nanotechnology for building better materials in aerospace. Using nanotechnology to create better materials in aeronautics Showing up at the airport with just a few too many kilos in your suitcase can...

Daniele Tosi, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Intelligent Fiber Bragg Gratings.

Marcos Chaparro, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
He has created a low cost electrocardiograph that connects to mobile phones and to the cloud. The difference between a heart attack being serious or irreparable may reside in the diagnosis taking ten minutes to confirm instead of an hour....

Juan Gallo, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Designing bioinformatics tools to provide a cheaper, faster way of identifying pathogens.. Everyday human beings are exposed to a wide array of pathogens (i.e. agents of infectious disease) that put our health at risk or even lead to...

Francesca Cella Zanacchi , Italy. 2012

Innovator
Super resolution of images of thick samples.

Juan Carlos Guáqueta, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Water purification system to treat worm infested sewage for use in irrigation and fertilization. About 85% of the sewage water in Colombia is emptied into rivers and other sources of ground water with no prior treatment to eliminate residues....

Caleb Rascón, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
Created a robotic auditory system capable of detecting and locating various sound sources with fewer microphones. Caleb has created a robotic auditory system capable of detecting and locating various sound sources with fewer microphones. Although there are...

Luigi Abbatelli, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Intelligent power modules for motor control.

Christopher Fuhrhop , Germany. 2016

Innovator
With a buoyancy aid that self-inflates in an emergency, this Karlsruhe resident has developed a completely new rescue system for water sports. "It is a silent topic that nobody really talks about," says Christopher Fuhrhop, in reference to the risk of drowning. "But if you ask around a...

Francesca Romano, Italy. 2012

Innovator
A powerful framework for managing apps.

Fernando Derossi, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
Using big data and image processing to increase agricultural productivity . Eight years of experience in the agricultural industry lead Fernando Derossi to look for a technological solution to eradicate the inefficiencies...

Marcelo Lanfranconi, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
He has created an application that enables bill payments from cell phones and encourages users to be take advantage of banking services. The percentage of adults holding bank accounts worldwide and in developing countries has reached 41%; a problem that leads to financial exclusion...

Karim Fahssis, France. 2014

Innovator
A software to facilitates the search of locations for wind farms. Creation of a software that facilitates the search for locations for wind farms and increase their funding opportunities Deciding where to...

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...

David Horna , Spain. 2012

Innovator
Faster, safer, and cheaper way to develop living cell-based drugs.. The traditional drug market in medicine is changing. Big pharmaceutical companies as well as ‘bioentrepreneurs’ are looking for new ways to...

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...

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...

Camilo Herrera, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
His solar-powered streetlamps light up low resource areas at night. The absence of electric power service is a problem in many areas of the world. This limitation prevents communities from prolonging work or study...

Guillaume Wegria, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
Helping plants to grow in spite of the droughts caused by climate change . Climate change is not only threatening to elevate the global temperature but also to alter precipitation patterns, both in terms of quantity and...

John Muñoz, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Using low-cost brain-to-machine interfaces and specialized video games to compliment traditional rehabilitation techniques. Patients with mobility problems or neurological disorders are not only physically limited in the actions they can perform, but they also need to...

Belén Masiá, Spain. 2014

Innovator
Mitigating visual disabilities with computational techniques. Combining research in human cognitive processes and computing techniques to detect and alleviate visual impairments. Not all information is...

Edgar Rodríguez, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
Designed a condenser that extracts water from the humidity in the air without using electricity . In 2025, 1.8 billion people will reside in areas which face a tremendous scarcity of water, and two thirds of the world´s population is expected...

Wendell Coltro, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
Has invented a low cost technology to manufacture paper-based, microfluidic analysis devices . For over a decade the ability to analyze biological samples of blood and urine using small, inexpensive tools has forecasted a similar revolution...

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,...

Brayan Salazar, Central America. 2014

Innovator
He has created a wind-powered device to charge cell phones in areas without electrification. Brayan is the creator of a simple wind device that will provide access to mobile technology for people who live in rural areas without electricity...